January Term (J Term)

The opportunity of a lifetime. Available every January.

Go deep into your major or dive into another passion altogether. Hartwick students have the option to engage in an immersive, three-week-long learning experience called January Term (J Term).

This unique moment in your Hartwick education can include travel to far-off locations or concentrated research on campus — all of it centered on a singular point of study.

Experienced Hartwick faculty lead each J Term course, which also counts as credit toward your degree. We think it’s important that you have the space to further your specialized skills and knowledge with real-world learning.

Ask any of the more than 200 students who take advantage of this international opportunity each winter, and they’ll tell you this phenomenal experience changed their lives.

Off-campus J Term Courses:

  • Europe: Politics in the European Union – Political Science 250
  • France: Language Immersion in Tours France – French 105/205/305
  • Ireland: Irish Society & Culture – Sociology 338/Music 350
  • Italy: Art & Architecture of Italy – Art History 307
  • Jamaica: Transcultural Nursing – Nursing 346
  • Japan: Japanese Language & Culture in Tokyo – Japanese 150/250
  • London: Theatre In England – Theatre Arts 303
  • Portugal: Fermentation & The Re-Location of Food Systems – Biology 150/Economics 150
  • South Africa: Culture & Challenges – Anthropology 355/Public Health 355

Learn More about Off-Campus J Term Classes 


We help make your J Term possible.

Available scholarships include the following:

  • The Florence and George Hutman Scholarship for International Study
  • The Dobert Family Scholarship
  • The Josie Wright and Dr. Brian R. Wright, Esq. H’02 Endowed Scholarship
  • The Semenenko Clark Fund for Excellence in Art and Art History
  • The Richard L. ’62 and Carol V. Clapp J Term Scholarship
  • The Sarah Griffiths ’88 and Timothy Herbert Endowed J Term Scholarship
  • The Andrew and Betty Anderson J Term Scholarship
  • The International J Term Scholarship
  • The Landrey Family J Term Endowment
  • The Lynch Family Endowed Fund for J Term Study
  • The Mehri J Term Scholarship
  • The Morris J Term Scholarship
  • The Brian ’87 and Kristen Wilcox Endowed J Term

Learn More about J Term Scholarships

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