"Seize the day" might well be the motto Rebecca Johnsen '10 lives by. As
an R-MC student, she took advantage of every opportunity, from sports and extracurriculars
to research, an
internship, and a double-major in economics/business and
drama (with a minor in Spanish).
Thanks to J-term, however, she also found time to travel to England twice, one year
studying theatre and the other learning about finance. "Both experiences," she says,
"were literally life-changing."
Read more about Rebecca
Johnsen's R-MC experience
What can you do in a month? With the Randolph-Macon College J-term, you can spend
January exploring the world, a career, or a single subject in depth.
R-MC's optional J-term offers something for everyone. For some students, that something
is a chance to travel to destinations around
the world; recent J-term travel courses have visited France, England, Italy,
China, Germany, Ghana, Brazil, and Australia & New Zealand.
J-termers abroad have studied evolution and conservation in the Galapagos Islands,
Central American culture in Costa Rica, the history of mathematics in England, and
have helped build homes in El Salvador.
Other students dedicate the month to internships; R-MC's
Bassett Internship Program connects students with internships in a wide
range of locations and career fields.
On campus, J-term offers for-credit courses across the curriculum, making it possible
for students to immerse themselves for one month in a single subject.
Read some J-term student diaries from 2012.
Explore more J-term stories:
Building homes in El Salvador
Susanna Smith '12: J-terms in Paris
and across Europe with R-MC's choir.
Matthew Musser '12: J-term internship
at the Virginia General Assembly.
J-term diaries from: 2011,
2010, and 2009.