"Before I left for this trip, someone told me to experience it all. I feel like
I really have done that. We have seen all ends of the spectrum. Our cultural experience
has been unbelievable, and the connection we have all made with this country will
last a lifetime."
Carter Augustine, '08
Spent January Term in Romania
How would you like to spend one month each year, the month of January, doing something
that could change your life? What about earning a biology credit for studying comparative
animal behavior in Costa Rica or satisfying a Spanish language requirement in the
land of the Incas? A world of possibilities is yours at Randolph-Macon, and January
Term is the perfect time to explore some of them. The January Term Study/Travel
Courses are challenging, exciting academic and intercultural experiences. You'll
finish the term with experience on your resume, credit on your transcript and the
memories of a grand adventure!
REGISTRATION: Students must take their check and signed add-form
to Registrar’s Office to be added to a J-term study/travel course.
COSTS: All J-term study/travel courses have costs in addition to
R-MC’s tuition, room, and board. Costs vary but usually cover airfare, lodging,
some meals, and ground transportation overseas. Prices listed below are approximate
and do not typically include passports, visas or vaccinations. The costs will be
billed separately from your fall tuition bill. . OIE issues invoices for enrolled
students with amounts due in August and October. Click
here to learn about the deposit/payment policy and procedure as well as
the cancellation and refund policy.
GPA AND CLASS LEVEL: No minimum grade point average (GPA) or year
in college is required for participation in J-term study/travel courses.
PREREQUISITES: If a course has a prerequisite, a note to that effect
appears on our J-term brochures. See course descriptions in the Academic Catalog
for more details.
CONTACT THE INSTRUCTORS: Faculty members hold organizational meetings
and orientation sessions with students, sometimes months before travel courses begin.
So if you preregister for a study/travel course, contact the faculty member teaching
the class, let him or her know you plan to take it, and give the instructor your
telephone number(s), e-mail address(es), and mailing addresses (home and college)
so he or she can contact you about meetings prior to the start of J-term.
ORIENTATION: In addition to meetings required by the Instructor,
students are strongly encouraged to attend a pre-departure orientation session conducted
by the Office of International Education (OIE) during the Fall semester.
ON-CAMPUS PHASE: Classes meet on campus before and/or after the
FORMS: All participants must complete a set of forms distributed
at the fall orientation sessions and made available on the OIE’s website. Those
who fail to submit the forms will not be allowed to participate and will lose any
deposits and payments.
NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS: R-MC students registered with the Financial
Aid office and eligible for financial aid may apply for funds to help cover the
cost of study/travel courses (however; recipients may not apply J-term scholarship
awards toward the 50% deposit). Contact the
Financial Aid Office for more information.
CONDUCT: Students whose conduct is disruptive of a study/travel
course may be sent home at their own expense. In such cases, the student will fail
the course and will not receive a refund.
PASSPORTS: Each participant traveling outside the U.S. must have
a passport, valid for at least 6 months after the end of the J-term study/travel
VISAS: Required to enter some countries. For details, contact the
course instructor or visit travel.state.gov.
CREDIT: All J-term study/travel courses are 3 credit R-MC classes,
except that some of the courses (i.e. lab courses) are 4 credit hours.
Thank your for your interest in January Term Study/Travel Courses! For more information
contact the Office of International