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The May Experience is an optional three-week term following the spring semester that allows students to explore topics across many different departments in courses that are not offered in other terms during the academic year.​​

Offerings include study-away programs that take students to destinations around the world and a wide variety of on-campus courses based at Furman. May Experience courses earn two credits, and the tuition cost for all May Experience courses is included in the comprehensive fee for the Spring semester. Applications for study-away programs are made through Furman’s Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, with an application deadline the preceding November. Enrollment for on-campus courses takes place on an ongoing basis from mid-January to mid-April.

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Living at Furman

If you take a May Experience course at Furman, you'll be able to live in a residence hall, eat in the dining hall, and have access to other student services.

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Student FAQs

Learn more about the May Experience.

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Faculty Resources

If you're interested in teaching a May Experience course, be sure to review our resources and information for faculty.

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Our Events

See our list of planned events.

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Contact

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