In order to accommodate the active schedules of men and women, friars and sisters, interested in studying the Franciscan movement and to provide students a wider range of courses and teachers from around the world, the Franciscan Institute offers a Summer Session as part of its regular academic program of study.
The full span of the Summer Session runs five weeks, usually from the end of June through the last week of July. The session is typically composed of two overlapping segments. In order to provide more time for reading and reflection, the core courses usually begin in the first week of the session and run through the full five weeks. All other courses (track and electives) are reserved for the final three week segment.
The Summer Session has several highlights:
In addition to the courses offered, the Summer Session also offers those men and women who are in initial formation the possibility of participating in a Formation Round Table – a guided reflective non-credit seminar, twice a week in the evenings within the three-week session.
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