Carthage is ranked No. 6 in the nation among baccalaureate institutions for student participation in short-term study abroad

Every January since 1973, Carthage students have left wintry Wisconsin to explore new corners of the world.

“J-Term is one of the most amazing things about Carthage.”

They head to Sweden to study international business and marketing, meeting with top executives at major companies like Volvo Cars, Saab Aerospace, and ABB Robotics.

They head to Rome to study the myth and politics in Shakespeare’s Roman plays. They study art in Senegal; rural development practices in Guatemala; the neurobiology of marine invertebrates by scuba diving off Roatan Island in Honduras.

A student looks out at the cape while on the study tour ?The Economics of Southern Africa.? In India, students examine the benefits and problems that arise from the country’s religious pluralism. In Turkey, they spend weeks exploring the remains of Greco-Roman cities and sanctuaries.

Every year, new destinations are added. More than 400 Carthage students traveled with faculty to 15 countries as part of the College’s January Term 2020 (including both January and summer travel).

“J-Term study tours have become part of the culture of the College,” said David Steege, senior associate provost.

This culture has earned Carthage a top spot among baccalaureate institutions for student participation in short-term study abroad. The Institute of International Education ranked Carthage No. 6 in the nation in its 2021 Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange.