Students at Franklin College may find that they spend the month of January a little differently than their friends at other colleges and universities.
Rather than beginning a full second-semester course load directly after the winter holiday break, students at Franklin College enroll in one Winter Term course that lasts only the month of January. There are many exciting options available for students to choose from including non-traditional classes, internship experiences and study-abroad opportunities.
Students must take a minimum of two Winter Term classes prior to their graduation. Previous classes have focused on such topics as leadership development, the life of Ben Franklin, Harry Potter and Alfred Hitchcock films. Starting in 2008, freshmen will be able to choose from a variety of courses on contemporary issues taught by teams of faculty members from a variety of academic departments.
Serving in an internship is a practical and valuable way that many students decide to spend their Winter Terms. Franklin College faculty and staff help students search for internships as well as provide tips on how to land the position. Approximately 95 percent of students complete at least one internship prior to their graduation.
Franklin College students also have the opportunity to take travel courses during Winter Term. Prior to departure, students spend one week of class time acquiring basic knowledge about the places and people that they will visit. Previous destinations have included Australia, Belize, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Egypt, Norway and Brazil. Winter Term travel courses expose students to other cultures, encourage them to broaden their horizons and help them accrue credit hours that count toward graduation.
To learn more about study abroad opportunities, click here.