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The University of Virginia's January Term is a university-wide initiative sponsored by the Office of the Vice President and Provost. The purpose of January Term is to provide students with unique opportunities: new courses that address topics of current interest, study abroad programs, undergraduate research seminars, and interdisciplinary courses. The intensive format of January Term classes encourages extensive student-faculty contact and allows students and faculty to immerse themselves in a subject.

January Term 2020

The College of Arts and Sciences, McIntire School of Commerce, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will offer more than thirty undergraduate courses in January Term 2020. Areas of study include Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Classics, Drama, Commerce, Drama, Engineering (STS), English, Environmental Sciences, Global Developmental Studies, History, Italian, Math, Media Studies, Politics, Psychology, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies. On-Grounds January Term classes will meet January 2– 11, 2020. Registration for On-Grounds classes will begin at 7:00 AM on November 11, 2019 for third and fourth year UVa students and 7:00 AM on November 13, 2019 for all students.

Education Abroad January Term 2020

Sixteen education abroad programs will be offered in January Term 2019. The host countries for the programs are Argentina, Australia, Belize, Hong Kong & Singapore, India & the U.A.E., Ireland, Italy, The United Kingdom, Morocco & Ghana, Nicaragua, France, South Africa, St. Kitts & Nevis, and the Dominican Republic. Dates for January Term 2018 Education Abroad Programs vary by program. The application process for January Term education abroad programs is managed by the International Studies Office (ISO). The deadline for January Term education abroad program applications is October 1, 2019. Interested students must complete the online Education Abroad Workshop before initiating the application process.