• Photo Contest Winner David Florian and his classmates spent J-Term at Virginia's Eastern Shore studying science writing and coastal ecosystems.
  • Students in Methodologies and Materials in Drawing create artist's books of thematic drawings.
  • Using Moot Supreme Courts, students explore issues of copyrights and patents for numerous fields of engineering in STS 2160, Intellectual Property, Engineering & Society.
  • Virginia Government and Politics is an intense immersion into the political history and practices of Virginia government at the state and local levels and includes field trips to meet with political leaders.
  • Students in the Politics of Food learn about sustainable agricultural practices from Joel Salatin on a trip to Polyface Farm.

January Term 2016

Domestic J-Term 2016 courses include in Anthropology, Art, Commerce, Drama, Economics, English, Engineering,  Environmental Sciences, Global Development Studies, History, Math, Media Studies, Politics, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Sociology,  Spanish, and Women & Gender Studies. Most courses are based in Charlottesville, but many have travel components within the US.  Click on the course subject for detailed descriptions.

Study Abroad January Term 2016

2016 Session Dates

On-Grounds January Term Courses January 4 - 15, 2016

Study Abroad January Term Dates vary by program 


Applications for

J-Term Abroad are due

October 1