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J-Term at Carthage

2022 Study Tours

Where will you go?
Carthage faculty have announced the following study tours for J-Term 2022. Tell us where you’re headed, or about your best J-Term yet.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Carthage cannot anticipate when or which airlines or countries may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to allow travel or entry, and some hotels, museums, restaurants, theaters, and other venues may require proof of a COVID vaccine. For these reasons, the College has made the decision to require, without exception, all students, faculty, and community members who are participating in an international J-Term study tour to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to departing campus. All travelers will need to provide proof of vaccination in advance, and a copy will be stored online by the Office of Education Abroad. Additionally, all travelers must plan to carry proof of vaccination with them at all times while abroad. Learn more about Carthage’s COVID-19 and vaccination policies

PLEASE NOTE: Passport processing is currently estimated to take approximately 18 weeks from the day that the passport application is submitted to receipt of the new or renewed passport. Expedited services are expected to take approximately 12 weeks to receive a new or renewed passport.

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January 2022 Study Tours


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

Costa Rica

Open the Door: A Collision Course in Creativity
Prof. Amy Haines (music)
Prof. Ryan Miller (art)

* Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

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Costa Rica

Photographing Nature: Investigating Biodiversity and Conservation with Digital Photography
Prof. Deb Tobiason (biology)
Prof. Laura Huaracha (communication and digital media)

* Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Costa Rica in January 2020.

Costa Rica 

Modern Language Study in Costa Rica
Prof. Pascal Rollet (modern languages)

* Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to the east coast in January 2022.

East Coast

Museum Studies: Great American Museums
Prof. Greg Baer (modern languages)
Prof. Temple Burling (biology, physics and astronomy)

* Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Greece in January 2021.

Greece

Divine Design: Religion and Archaeology in Greece
Prof. Dan Schowalter (religion)

* This course will now be held on-campus due to COVID-19.

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Students scuba diving in Honduras

Honduras

Biodiversity, Brains and Behavior
Prof. Scott Hegrenes (biology)
Prof. Paul Martino (biology)
Prof. Dan Miller (neuroscience)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 8-19, 2022
  • Estimated cost: $3,300

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India

Health Care in India: Traditional and Non-Traditional Healing
Prof. Margaret Wentzell (biology)

* Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

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

India

Religion and Society in Modern India
Prof. James Lochtefeld (religion)

* Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

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Carthage offers study tours in Nicaragua every January and June.

Nicaragua

Biology and Geography of Nicaragua
Prof. Matt Zorn (geospatial science)
Prof. Paul Martino (biology)

* This course will now be held on-campus due to COVID-19.

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Spend J-Term 2019 in Peru.

Peru

The Role of Tourism and its Effect on Women and the Environment in Peru
Prof. Maribel Morales (modern languages)
Prof. Jeffrey Roberg (political science)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 11-26, 2022
  • Estimated cost: $3,300

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Sengal in January 2022.

Senegal

Senegal: An Intensive Language Study
Prof. Isabel Rivero- Vilá (modern languages)

* Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

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Carthage offers a J-Term study tour to Spain in January 2019.

Spain

Spain: Intensive Language Study
Prof. Matt Borden (modern languages)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 1-22, 2022
  • Estimated cost: $3,500

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Sweden in January 2020.

Sweden

International Business/Marketing and Cultural Analysis of Sweden
Prof. Joseph Shields (management and marketing)
Prof. Mark Mrowiec (management and marketing)

* Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

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Carthage will hold a J-Term study tour in Tanzania in 2022.

Tanzania

Experience Tanzania: Religion, Society, and Culture
Prof. Andrea Ng’weshemi (religion)
Prof. Deborah Masloski (music)

* Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

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Summer 2022 Study Tours


Carthage and Nkume Primary School in a classroom.

South Africa

Service Learning in Communities — Nkume Primary School
Prof. Michele Hancock (education)
Prof. Jacqueline Easley (education)

  • Tentative travel dates: May 23-June 6, 2022 (postponed from January 2022)
  • Estimated cost: $3,600

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J-Term 2019: Sports Journalism: Baseball

California

Sports Journalism: Baseball
Prof. Jonathan Bruning (communication and digital media)

  • Travel dates: May 25-June 5, 2022
  • Estimated cost: $1,700

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Mandeure, France in summer 2020.

Mandeure, France

Field Archaeology
Prof. Dan Schowalter (religion)

* Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Montana in summer 2019.

Montana

Field Techniques of Vertebrate Paleontology
Prof. Thomas Carr (biology)

  • Tentative travel dates: July/August 2022
  • Estimated cost: $400

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Namibia in spring 2022.

Namibia

Namibia: A Sociocultural Journey
Prof. Peter Dennee (music)

This study tour has been canceled.

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Carthage offers study tours in Nicaragua every January and June.

Nicaragua

Biology and Geography of Nicaragua
Prof. Matt Zorn (geospatial science)
Prof. Scott Hegrenes (biology)

  • Tentative travel dates: May 31-June 14, 2022
  • Estimated cost: $2,600

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A stock photo of Poland.

Estonia and Poland

Choral Traditions and Cultural Experience
Prof. Dimitri Shapovalov (music)
Prof. Eduardo Garcia-Novelli (music)

  • Tentative travel dates: June 10-26, 2022
  • Estimated cost: $1,900

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  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2021), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • The Tower, Carthage’s newest residence hall, provides some of the best views on campus — if not in the Midwest! In addition to #carthageviews of the lake from seven stories up, residents enjoy suite-style living and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about all housing options.

    • 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 wings, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • More than 90% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit The Aspire Center.

    • 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. More than 90% 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. 

    • Carthage has ranked as a top Fulbright producer for four of the past five years. Read about Carthage Fulbright winners.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our science center, student union, athletic and recreation center, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 15 years.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors, and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from marketing to neuroscience, nursing 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 more than 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 students receive financial aid. Carthage awards more than $20 million in scholarship and grant assistance. That includes $5.5 million in competitive scholarships in business, mathematics, science, languages, the fine arts, leadership, and overall academic strength. 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,” recalls biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 35 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from $25,000 up to full tuition. 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 Intellectual Foundations.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, 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 130 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Fencing to Frisbee, Chem Club to Stand Up Comedy. 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.

    • 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 in the Top 5 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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