J-Term at Carthage
Where will you go for J-Term?
J-Term, or January Term, is a special month-long period of study in which Carthage students explore subjects outside their majors or minors, discover new interests, and test their creativity through classes held both on campus and around the world. It’s a month to experiment, create, and dream.
J-Term 2024 Study tours announced: Where in the world is Carthage?
What’s the best way to study the religion and culture of Tanzania or explore a Caribbean coral reef ecosystem? How about traditional and nontraditional healing in India? Or the indigenous arts and creativity of Costa Rica? Ask students who have traveled during J-Term, and they’ll tell you: The best way to explore a topic is to dive right in. See it — and experience it — for yourself.
J-TErm in Photos
A group photo with students and faculty on the 2023 Central Europe Choir Traditions study tour.
Students on the 2023 study tour to the Galápagos Islands.
Prof. Pascal Rollett and students take a photo on the 2023 Paris J-Term study tour.
Students and faculty on the J-Term study tour to Germany.
Carthage students on a J-Term study tour in Tanzania.
Students on the 2023 Paris study tour.
Students on the J-Term study tour to India.
Students scuba diving with sharks in Honduras.
A Carthage student swims with a giant tortoise on a study tour to the Galápagos Islands.
A photo of a camel taken on a J-Term study tour.
Carthage music students tour Europe during J-Term.
Thian Hock Keng Temple in Singapore.
A group photo from Nicaragua.
Students hold a Carthage flag while scuba diving on the J-Term study tour to Honduras.
Sports management students at Minnesota Twins’ Target Field.
Machu Picchu in Peru, taken by a Carthage student.
Carthage students on a safari in Serengeti.
Students carry the Carthage flag in Greece.
Students on a beach in Costa Rica.
A Carthage student in Peru.
Carthage students on a J-Term study tour to China.
Students see antelope on a safari in Serengeti.
Carthage students in Nicaragua.
A student on a J-Term study tour to Africa.
January Term: No. 6 in the country
Since January 1973, Carthage has offered students the opportunity to leave the Wisconsin winters to explore the world and learn lessons that can’t be taught in the classroom. The ongoing commitment to offer these opportunities is reflected in the “Open Doors” report published yearly by the Institute of International Education which has rated Carthage No. 6 among baccalaureate institutions for student participation in short-term study abroad.
Financial Aid Awards for J-Term
Thanks to the generosity of donors, Carthage has scholarship funds available to support students with financial needs and who wish to participate in short- or long-term study abroad programs.
Applications for summer 2024, fall 2024, and J-Term 2025 will open early in the spring semester.