January Interim Experience

January Interim Experience differs from the regular semester in two principal ways:

  • Its brief length, approximately four weeks; and
  • The immersion of students and faculty in one subject 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 January Interim Experience's unique qualities in developing courses and other learning opportunities that enrich and expand upon the College's regular semester curricular offerings.

The institutional mission of the College calls for balancing educational tradition with innovation, study within a general framework that is interdisciplinary and international in perspective, and preparation of students to lead lives of leadership and service.

January Interim Experience supports this mission by providing opportunity for:

  • courses that are innovative, experimental, and/or interdisciplinary
  • international study
  • experiential learning
  • independent studies
  • institutional exchanges


The provisions of this catalog are not an irrevocable contract between the student and the College. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time during the student's term of residence.