Hartwick Students Explore a Rock Slide in Peru

Hartwick College 2014 January Term Application Period Open

March 21, 2013

The 2014 Off-Campus January Term (J Term) Program application submission period is officially open. The 2014 line up of programs currently includes a choice of 22 courses to 18 countries, providing a view of the world through 18 different Hartwick disciplines.

Hartwick's J Term offers wonderful opportunities for students to travel, study, and live off-campus. Students may select from a variety of destinations for their month-long off-campus experience. Programs will be held in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, as well as North, Central, and South America.

This year, a new course, SPAN 285/385/485, will be offered in Peru. During this course, students will learn of the realities facing Peru today. While learning and perfecting the Spanish language, students will be able to learn of the beneficial and negative impacts of tourism on the indigenous people, of the difficulties facing the peasant communities in a world of globalization, of the various ways in which the Spanish and the indigenous world have come together, and of the ways in which the beliefs of the Inca are still alive today in the lives of the Peruvians.

Not sure where you want to go? Visit the J Term Program webpage to learn of the different trips that are scheduled. Already decided on a Off-Campus J Term course? Visit the Application Process page to access all the required forms to apply, and to review the General Information and Policies page for additional details and deadlines. 

Off-Campus J Term Deadlines (current as of March 21, 2013):

Spring Deadlines
April 19, 2013: application and all forms due
May 6, 2013: $500 deposit due
August 5, 2013: full payment due (with fall tuition)

Fall Deadlines (for Off-Campus J Term Programs with Openings)
September 30, 2013: application due
September 30, 2013: $500 deposit due
October 11, 2013: full payment due

For more information, contact Mansir Petrie, Global Education and Service Learning Advisor at 607-431-4414 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031