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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.

Students in the January 2016 World War II study tour pose on the deck of the British Navy ship HM...

What is J-Term?

J-Term Basics

Carthage students and faculty pose in front of the Taj Mahal in India during J-Term 2020.J-Term 2021!

Where will you go? See a list of 2021 study tours

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, Carthage has canceled January 2021 Study Tours. 
Please read our FAQs to learn more


Carthage is No. 4 in the nation for student participation in study abroad.
Announcing new Study Tours. Where will you go?
What's required? Information and FAQs
Your first J-Term


What’s the best way to learn about World War II, or explore the impact of the Cuban embargo?
How about the interplay of economics, law, and culture in Hong Kong? Or the biodiversity in a coral reef?
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.


Study Tour Stories

Students will travel to Tanzania in J-Term 2018.

J-Term 2020!

Read the blog • Campus Events

Catherine Spann - Costa Rica2020 J-Term Photo Contest

See student photos from J-Term 2020

2020 Honduras Blog 012

Where was Carthage for J-Term 2020?

2020 Study Tours