J-Term at Carthage
Where will you go?
J-Term, or January Term, is a special month-long period of study in which Carthage students explore subjects outside their majors or minors, discover new interests, and test their creativity through classes held both on campus and around the world. It’s a month to experiment, create, and dream.
J-Term 2023 Study tours announced: Where in the world is Carthage?
What’s the best way to study the ecology of a Caribbean coral reef ecosystem, or explore the business and religious aspects of Mardi Gras? How about the interplay of the abundantly diverse social, cultural, religious, and natural surroundings of Tanzania? Or the indigenous arts and creativity of Costa Rica? Ask students who have traveled during J-Term, and they’ll tell you: The best way to explore a topic is to dive right in. See it — and experience it — for yourself.
J-TErm in Photos
Carthage students on a J-Term study tour in Tanzania.
Students on the J-Term study tour to India.
Carthage students on a J-Term study tour to China.
Students pose with a Disney princess during J-Term.
A student on a J-Term study tour to Africa.
A photo of a camel taken on a J-Term study tour.
A student poses with two colorful birds during J-Term.
A student takes photos on a J-Term study tour to Africa.
Carthage music students tour Europe during J-Term.
Sports management students at Minnesota Twins’ Target Field.
Carthage students studying Spanish in Costa Rica.
Students hold a Carthage flag while scuba diving on the J-Term study tour to Honduras.
Carthage students and faculty in Peru.
A photo of a bird captured by a student on a photography study tour to Costa Rica.
A photo of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.
Students carry the Carthage flag in Greece.
Students scuba diving with sharks in Honduras.
A photo of Machu Picchu in Peru.
A Carthage student in Peru.
Carthage students in Nicaragua.
No. 6 in the country
Since January 1973, Carthage has offered students the opportunity to leave the Wisconsin winters to explore the world and learn lessons that can’t be taught in the classroom. The ongoing commitment to offer these opportunities is reflected in the “Open Doors” report published yearly by the Institute of International Education which has rated Carthage No. 6 among baccalaureate institutions for student participation in short-term study abroad.
Financial Aid Awards for J-Term
Thanks to the generosity of donors, Carthage has scholarship funds available to support students with financial needs and who wish to participate in short- or long-term study abroad programs.