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J Term News and Notes


URI professor back from Cuba to reach out to local business leaders about new opportunities on the Caribbean island

Business opportunities are opening up in Cuba following a thawing of relations between the Communist nation and United States, and Rhode Island should get in on the action. That’s the word from University of Rhode Island political science professor Maureen Moakley, back from a 10-day trip to Cuba with 20 URI students.


URI students to visit Cuba, Korea, Chile and other countries during winter J Term sessions

University of Rhode Island students will have a chance to explore the Caribbean island and its culture during the winter break as part of URI’s thriving J Term session.


The Good 5 Cent Cigar previews 2015 Winter J Term

For those who are behind on completing the general education requirements or for those who wish to lighten the load for Spring semester, the Winter J Term option might be something to look into. In its second year, it will run from Jan. 2 to Jan. 16.


URI Winter J Term enrollment four times what was projected

The University of Rhode Island quadrupled the number of students it expected to enroll in its very first Winter J Term, which ran for a two-week period in January.


J-term trip to Indonesia a life-changing experience for URI students

A dozen University of Rhode Island students traveled to Indonesia during J-Term last month to study problems related to water and public health and examine sustainable technologies that may enable people in developing countries to escape poverty.


URI Big Story: Journey for January Term

Sure, some students dream of a winter break on the beach, but many now plan to take advantage of our new Winter J Term, a mini-semester running each January and offering the chance to earn credit for unique classes, community service, career exploration, or world travel.


On winter break but not for long: A look at winter terms on college campuses

USA Today featured URI in this story about the growing popularity of winter J-terms at colleges across the country.

URI to launch winter mini-semester

URI to launch winter mini-semester

The University of Rhode Island will launch its inaugural “mini-semester” January Term this winter at its Kingston and Providence campuses. The J Term will run from Jan. 2 to Jan. 17, during the break between fall and spring semesters, and will offer 21 undergraduate- and graduate-level on-campus, online and 9 travel courses.

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