Students at Franklin College may find they spend the month of January 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 an Immersive Term course, lasting the month of January. There are many exciting options available for students to choose from, including non-traditional classes, internships and study-away opportunities.
Students must take a minimum of two Immersive Term classes prior to graduation. Freshmen take their first Immersive Term course on-campus as part of their Launch program. Each Immersive Term course examines a contemporary topic through a combination of experiences, including:
After Freshman year, many students choose to spend Immersive Term gaining experience in their chosen field through internships. Our supportive faculty and staff help students search for internships and provide tips on how to land the position. 100% of Franklin College students complete one internship prior to graduation.
Each January, we offer a variety of faculty-led study away courses for students during Immersive Term. These courses are an exciting part of the Franklin College curriculum and offer students the opportunity to experience global cultures while diving into subjects like history, languages, religion, architecture and sports! Locations vary by year, but have included England, France, Costa Rica, South Africa and Guatemala. All Immersive Term travel opportunities are open to students of any major.
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"I learned I am capable of a lot more than I originally thought. I learned I was able to be independent and make it somewhere where I didn’t even know the language.” - Rome 2019, Japan 2020 - Maggie McComas '22
It made me feel liberated to tackle new adventures and know that there is more to the world than what I had known previously." - Greece 2020 - Andrew Montgomery '22