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J-Term at Carthage

2018 Study Tours

Where will you go?
Carthage faculty have announced the following study tours for J-Term 2018.

 

January 2018 Study Tours


Carthage offers a J-Term study tour in Costa Rica in 2008.

Costa Rica

Open the Door: A Collision Course in Creativity
Professor Amy Haines (music)
Professor Cynthia Allen (exercise and sport science)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 11-26, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $2,750 
  • Information sessions: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, in JAC 207; 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in LH 229.

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Carthage offers a study tour to Costa Rica in J-Term 2018.

Costa Rica

Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica
Professor Scott Hegrenes (biology)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 9-23, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $2,450
  • Information sessions:
    4 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, Straz 252
    Noon Friday, April 21, Straz 252

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Carthage offers a study tour to Europe in January 2018.

Europe

Sports Journalism: European Football
Professor Jon Bruning (communications)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 11-30, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $3,500

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Carthage offers a study tour to Greece during J-Term 2018.

Greece

Divine Design: Architecture and Ritual in the Greek and Roman World
Professor Dan Schowalter (classics, religion)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 12-25, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $3,998
  • Information sessions: 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, Lentz Hall Room 203

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Carthage offers a J-Term study tour to Guatemala in January 2018.

Guatemala

Spanish Language Immersion in Guatemala
Professor Ed Montanaro (Spanish, economics)
Professor Matt Borden (modern languages)

  • Tentative travel dates: Dec. 31, 2017-Jan. 27, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $2,000

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Carthage offers a J-Term study tour to Honduras in January 2018.

Honduras

Biodiversity, Brains and Behavior
Professor Daniel Miller (neuroscience)
Professor Bill Miller (sociology)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 13-25, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $3,500

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Carthage offers a study tour to India in J-Term 2018.

India

Religion and Society in Modern India
Professor James Lochtefeld (religion)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 11-31, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $2,300
  • Information session: 4 p.m. Monday, April 10, Lentz Hall 225

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Carthage offers a study tour to London in J-Term 2018.

London

Brexit: Why? When? How?
Professor Cassie Lau (accounting, finance)
Professor Michael Phegley (management, marketing)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 10-23, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $3,150
  • Information session: 4:45 pm. Tuesday, April 11, Clausen Center Room 203 or 205

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Photo by Peter Dennee

Namibia

Namibia: A Sociocultural Journey
Professor Peter Dennee (music)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 3-20, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $3,800-$4,000
  • Information session: 11:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 20, JAC 207; 9 p.m. Thursday, May 4, JAC 207

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Carthage offers study tours in Nicaragua every January and June.

Nicaragua

Biology and Geography of Nicaragua
Professor Patrick Pfaffle (biology)
Professor Matt Zorn (geospatial science)
Professor Dan Choffnes (biology)

  • Tentative travel dates: January 2018 (15 days); May/June 2018 (15 days); August 2018 (15 days)
  • Estimated cost: $2,500
  • Information session: Noon and 4 p.m. April 18, DSC Atrium

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Carthage offers a study tour in Peru in J-Term 2018.

Peru

The Role of Tourism and its Effect on Women and the Environment in Peru
Professor Maribel Morales (Spanish)
Professor Jeffrey Roberg (political science)

  • Tentative travel dates: TBA
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Estimated cost: $3,700
  • Information sessions: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, Lentz Hall 203; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, Lentz Hall 319

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Carthage offers a study tour to Salamanca, Spain, in J-Term 2018.

Salamanca, Spain

Spain: Intensive Language Study
Professor Isabel Rivero-Vilá (modern languages)
Esteban Gómez Sánchez (Target Language Expert)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 7-27, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $2,700
  • Information session: 3-4 p.m. April 12 in Lentz Hall Room 223

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Carthage offers a study tour to Singapore and Taiwan in January 2018 as part of J-Term.

Singapore and Taiwan

Rooted in Place: History, Biodiversity, and Environment in Southeast Asia
Professor Andrea Henle (biology)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 10-29, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $3,750
  • Information session: Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m., Straz 163

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Carthage students went on a 2015 J-Term study tour to Southern Africa.

Southern Africa

Global Perspectives of Business and Education
Professor Jennifer Madden (management, marketing)
Professor Michele Hancock (education)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 10-25, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $3,900
  • Information sessions: 11:45 a.m. April 10 in Clausen Center 106. A second information session will be held on May 10.

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Carthage offers a study tour to Sweden in January 2018.

Sweden

International Business/Marketing and Cultural Analysis of Sweden
Professor J.J. Shields (business)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 18-31, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $2,400
  • Information session: 4:15 p.m. Monday, April 10, Clausen Center Room 107

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Carthage offers a study tour in Tanzania during J-Term 2018.

Tanzania

Religion in Africa
Professor Andrea Ng’weshemi (religion)
Professor Fatih Harpci (religion)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 14-30, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $3,750
  • Information sessions: 4-5 p.m. April 10 and 11, Lentz Hall 223

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Carthage offers a J-Term study tour in Tucson, Arizona, in 2018.

Tucson, Arizona

Photographing Nature
Professor Dana Garrigan (biology)
Professor Laura Huaracha (communication and digital media)

  • Tentative travel dates: January 2018
  • Estimated cost: $1,850

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Carthage offers a study tour to Zambia in J-Term 2018.

Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania

Human Capital in Economic Development
Professor Yuri Maltsev (economics)
Thomas Kline (strategic initiatives)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 9-27, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $3,900
  • Information sessions: 5 p.m. April 19, Clausen Center 107; 5 p.m. May 3, Science Center 196

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Summer 2018 Study Tours


Carthage College offers a study tour in Door County, Wisconsin, during summer 2018 as part of J-Term.

Door County

Open the Door: A Collision Course in Creativity
Lisa Bigalke (art)
Amy Haines (music)
Jean Preston (English, creative writing)

  • Tentative travel dates: May 29-June 8, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $1,400

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J-Term 2017: Luther and the Reformation

Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia

World War II
Professor Eric Pullin (history)
Professor Dimitri Shapovalov (music)

  • Travel dates: May 29-June 11, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $4,100

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Carthage offers a study tour in Mandeure, France, during J-Term 2018.

Mandeure, France

Field Archaeology
Professor Dan Schowalter (classics, religion)
Prof. Jean-Yves Marc (University of Strasbourg)

  • Tentative travel dates: Aug. 3-27, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $2,934
  • Information session: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, Lentz Hall Room 203

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Students and Prof. Thomas Carr had a productive dinosaur dig in Hell's Creek, Montana, during the summer of 2012.

Montana

Field Techniques of Vertebrate Paleontology
Professor Thomas Carr (biology)

  • Tentative travel dates: July 16-Aug. 4, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $1,050

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Carthage offers a study tour in New York City in June 2018 as part of the College's J-Term.

New York City

NYC: A Slice of Cultural Cheesecake
Professor Herschel Kruger (theatre)
Professor Maureen Kruger (theatre, art)

  • Tentative travel dates: June 5-18, 2018, or June 12-25, 2018
  • Estimated cost: $2,700
  • Information session: Monday, May 8

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Carthage offers study tours in Nicaragua every January and June.

Nicaragua

Biology and Geography of Nicaragua
Professor Patrick Pfaffle (biology)
Professor Matt Zorn (geospatial science)
Professor Dan Choffnes (biology)

  • Tentative travel dates: January 2018 (15 days); May/June 2018 (15 days); August 2018 (15 days)
  • Estimated cost: $2,500
  • Information session: Noon and 4 p.m. April 18, DSC Atrium

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  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2017), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • Scheduled to open in fall 2018, a new residential tower will offer suite-style housing and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about The Tower

    • You’re going to need brain fuel. Grab a morning coffee and a snack and Starbucks or Einstein Bros. Bagels. Later, meet friends at “The Caf,” where the specials change daily but the staples are constant, or swing through “The Stu” for wins, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • 96% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit Career Services.

    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

    • Lots of schools wear the four-year label. Carthage stands behind it. 95% of Carthage graduates earn their degrees in four years. Learn more

    • Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative. Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it. 

    • As a freshman in the highly selective Honors Program, learn how to gain expertise in anything from music to forest ecology. After that, tackle a contemporary social, economic, or political problem. If you like, you can live on an Honors-only floor of a Carthage residence hall. 

    • In 2016 and 2017, Carthage was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our athletic and recreation center, student union, computer labs, audiovisual production suite, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 10 years. Our new science center caps it off.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from archaeology to athletic training, neuroscience to music theatre.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.

    • Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s more than 170 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history.

    • More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid, a hefty chunk of which is scholarships and grants — including $1.25 million annually from the Presidential Scholarship Competition and numerous Merit Scholarships. Learn what’s available.

    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
      Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.

    • Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” says biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 30 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from 75% tuition up to full tuition, room, and board. Learn more.

    • For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about the Carthage core.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 120 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Chemistry Club, to Frisbee and Latin Belly Dancing. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • Imagine presenting your original research at an international conference — as an undergraduate. Carthage is dedicated to undergraduate research. Learn more about current opportunities.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked No. 11 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …

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