• Busy streets of Shanghai, China
  • Hartwick student during study abroad
  • Cesky Krumlov Tour
  • Jungle of Madagascar

January Term

J Term is about liberal arts and experiential learning, research and collaborations, professional and academic presentations, deep and advanced study, internships, practicums, and performances.

J Term presents opportunities that most people never get -- to spend concentrated time living and learning like you never have before. Have a different experience in each of your four years. Reconsider what you think; increase who you know. Shift your ideas about who you are, who you want to be.

Some details:

  • You have options -- lots of them. Intense on-campus courses in or outside your major. Domestic travel on and off the mainland. International travel to Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, the African continent, South and Central America. Hartwick has been offering domestic and international academic programs during J Term for 30 years. Every one a faculty-led course, internship, or directed study.
  • J Term is everywhere (well, almost). Every year, more than 200 Hartwick students participate in off-campus courses, taught by Hartwick faculty (which means you get credit and a grade). Nearly every off-campus program is open to new students; a few are First Year Seminars just for freshmen.  All are open to majors and non-majors (exception: Transcultural Nursing in Jamaica), so you’ll be bringing along a good mix of interests and talents.
    • Anthropology 355 - South Africa: Change and Challenges
    • Art/Geology 250 - Geology in Art of Hungary
    • Art History 350 - Museums and Monuments of London and Paris
    • Biology 240 - Island Biogeography, San Salvador Island, Bahamas
    • Biology 244 - People, Animals, and Plants of Thailand
    • Business Administration 250/350 - Romania: Past, Present, and Potential
    • Economics 350 - Cuba in Flux
    • Economics/Political Science 350 - Sustainable Public Policies in Arizona
    • French 105 - France: Language Immersion in the Heart of France
    • Nursing 346 - Jamaica: Transcultural Health in Jamaica
    • Political Science 250 - European Union Politics
    • Psychology 250 - Hong Kong: Psychology and Culture
    • Religious Studies 350 - Experience New York City: Liberal Arts in Practice
    • Sociology 250 - Comparative Criminal Justice in the Netherlands
    • Theatre Arts 205 - Theatre in New York City
  • Scholarships are available to support students who want to go abroad for J Term. You’ll want to consider applying for one of Hartwick’s generous scholarships dedicated solely to study abroad.
    • Duffy Family Ambassador Scholarships support students’ educational travel abroad with awards of up to $5,000. Awards go to students with demonstrated financial need who make a strong case for the value of their proposed program abroad.
    • Emerson Foundation Scholarships offer up to$5,000 for international academic internships or directed study. Both scholarship programs are open to sophomore, junior, or senior students of all majors who are pursuing an experience for academic credit.
    • Learn more about Hartwick's Emerson and Duffy Scholarships.
  • Three other scholarships are available to help defray some costs of an off-campus program: the Florence and George Hutman Scholarship for International Study, the Dobert Family Scholarship, and the Andrew and Betty Anderson Scholarship. Learn more about financial assistance for study abroad.