National Scholars Program

Maymester Educational Enrichment Expeditions

Scholars in Bhutan during the 2014 Maymester Expedition

Scholars in Iceland during a 2007 Maymester Expedition

In addition to the group study abroad in Great Britain after their first year, recent Scholars have enjoyed additional opportunities to participate in study-travel experiences. Small groups of sophomores and juniors work closely with top Clemson faculty to develop a preparatory course that sets the stage for an experiential expedition during Maymester. Scholars delve into the culture, history, politics, art and science of a region and topic for an entire semester before travelling around the world for direct observation of and interaction with the topics they've studied.

Past Maymester experiences have included:

(Note that the Maymester learning experiences are not a guaranteed part of the NSP scholarship offer, but one of many opportunities the NSP staff and students develop based on Scholar interest.)