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J Term News and Notes


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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