Teaching J-Term Study Away Courses

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 Bryan Messerly or Roger Adkins prior to beginning the course proposal.

J-Term study away courses are central to the Gustavus Adolphus College intercultural 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 January Interim Experience is to provide ways for faculty and students to take advantage of this Interim’s unique qualities in developing courses and other learning opportunities that enrich and expand upon the College’s regular semester curricular offerings. The Interim Experience (IEX) calls for balancing educational tradition with innovation, studying within a general framework that is likely to be interdisciplinary and culturally focused in perspective, and preparing students to lead lives of leadership and service. J-Term IEX 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!! Policies Regarding Faculty-led J-Term Study Away Courses
Scoring Rubric for J-Term Proposals


Policy on Program Partners for Faculty-Led Programs

This policy disclosure addresses the need for a partner organization serving as the Program Partner. All programs must have a contracted Program Partner, though there are numerous options for how this role may be filled.
Program Partner Policy
Roster of Approved Program Partners

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 2020 IEX study away courses is September 16, 2018 (Sunday).

Handout on how to use the online proposal system: 2020 J-Term Proposal Instructions


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