J-Term Opportunities

A unique opportunity for teaching in an immersion setting

All faculty planning to propose new or returning study away courses are strongly encouraged to communicate with the CICE director prior to beginning the course proposal.

J-Term study away courses are central to the Gustavus Adolphus College global-learning mission. Such courses are designed to capitalize on opportunities unique to the locations where they are taught and to integrate classroom instruction and experiential learning activities into a well-conceived whole.

The J-Term differs from the regular semester in two principal ways: its brief length, approximately four weeks; and the immersion of students and faculty in a highly focused academic pursuit for that time period. Because of these differences, the mission of J-Term is to provide ways for faculty and students to take advantage of the term's unique qualities in developing courses and other learning opportunities that enrich and expand upon the College’s regular semester curricula. The J-Term mission calls for balancing educational tradition with innovation, study within a general framework that is interdisciplinary and culturally focused in perspective, and preparation of students to lead lives of leadership and service. J-Term study away courses are innovative, experimental, and/or interdisciplinary.

General Policies on J-Term Study Away Programs

Please follow this links below to access the general policies disclosure for J-Term faculty-led programs and the scoring rubric used by the GEC to evaluate course proposals:
**IMPORTANT: Read this!!  General Policies about Leading a J-Term Program
Scoring Rubric for J-Term Proposals

Policy on Program Partners for Faculty-Led Programs

This policy disclosure addresses the need for a partner organization (in rare cases, an individual) serving as the Service Provider. All programs must have a contracted program partner organization provider.
Service Provider Policy

Proposals for New and Returning J-Term Study Away Courses

Click here (and then on "Apply Now") to initiate a J-Term study away course proposal in the online system

The proposal deadline for J-Term 2021 IEX study away courses is September 15, 2019.

Handout on how to use the online proposal system: J-Term Proposal Instructions


Still have questions? Please feel free to contact the Director of the Center for International and Cultural Education.