J-Term in South Africa


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.



What’s the best way to learn about World War II, or explore the impact of the Cuban embargo?
How about the interplay of economics, law, and culture in Hong Kong? Or the biodiversity in a coral reef?
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.


Study Tour Stories

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J-Term in Paris 2016

Experiencing the very best that France has to offer


Where was Carthage for J-Term 2017?

2017 Study Tours


A Matter of Degrees

Four fascinating stories about J-Term 2016



Underwater Archaeology?

We say J-Term is life-changing. Well, it is.


J-Term in Spain 2015

Carthage Choir combines performance and study


J-Term in Puerto Rico 2015

Students study film and culture