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We want to connect you to opportunities that strengthen your skills, broaden your perspective, and help you get ready for the world. Discover the rich and varied courses for J Term. 

Online and on-campus courses for 2025 J Term will be announced in September. Registration for these classes will begin in e-Campus on October 28th. Applications for 2025 J Term Study Away Programs will begin in July.

Winter J Term is an academic mini-semester during the approximately three-week period between the first week in January and the start of spring semester. Catch up on credits or experience something completely new. 

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  • A Group os students standing at the Ocean Tides rehabilitation center J Term Course Immerses Students in World of Juvenile Justice - The J-Term course Immersion in Juvenile Justice emerges from Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Judy Van Wyk's research at the Ocean Tides School, a residential rehabilitation program and accredited high school.
  • University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley (center) greets Professors Tom Boving and Nancy Karraker (at left) and students in Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park in Southeast Sulawesi during their J-Term trip to Indonesia. (URI photo/Brook Williams Ross) J Term trip to Indonesia has surprise guest - Students on the J Term trip to Indonesia learned about geology, hydrology, biodiversity conservation, and the struggle to preserve traditional ways of life in a developing nation. They saw what may have been one of the oldest cave paintings still in existence and got to teach their university president how to trap and tag turtles.
Taking a J Term class provided me with valuable digital marketing skills. Completing the course during the winter break enabled me to to focus on a marketing internship and excel in my professional development during the spring semester.
Jaslene Bourdeau