Winter Term

students in Brazil and IrelandStudents 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.

Non-Traditional Classes

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. 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.

Internships

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.

Travel Opportunities

Franklin College offers a variety of faculty-led Winter Term Study Away Courses for students. Winter Term Study Away courses are an exciting part of the Franklin College curriculum. These courses are academically rigorous courses in locations around the world. Students have the opportunity to learn about different subjects in a variety of worldwide locations. Locations vary by year, but in the past have included Costa Rica, England, Spain, France and Uganda. Courses have covered different subject matter, including: history, service-learning, languages, religion, architecture, sports, etc.

Learn more about study abroad opportunities

Winter Term 2018