If you think winter is for hibernation, you'll change your mind when you take a close look at our January Short Term. J-Term provides you with the unique opportunity to test drive a career with an internship, take a travel/study course, or sign up for an engaging seminar (pass/fail, so you can safely explore outside your major).
Begun in 1968, the January Short Term was originally designed to give students a full-month of on-the-job experience and test career interests. Today, Hollins students intern everywhere from law offices to Capitol Hill, from their hometown newspaper to Fortune magazine, from a doctor's office to the Centers for Disease Control. Beginning Short Term 2011, Hollins launched competitive internship opportunities for first-year students. View some students talking about their experiences.
But there's more. Many students opt to spend the month in a travel/study course. This year students traveled to a variety of countries, including France, Greece, Ireland, Spain, and the Caribbean. Students can also be a part of a touring theatre production for children, or learn what it's like to be behind the scenes of an art museum.
First-year students take their choice from an array of seminars. This year's seminars included such offerings as "History Rocks!," "China's Environment," "History of Animation," and "The Road Trip in Photography." View the video from "Julie and Julia and Me: French Cooking and Food Culture for Everyone." Read the complete list of offerings (PDF).