January Term

At Hollins, you’ll hear students and faculty talking about J-Term, January Term, or Short Term. They all mean the same thing: a month set aside for students to engage in one of a variety of activities. Students see January as an interlude between fall and spring semesters, a time to expand their intellectual and geographic horizons. Test drive a career with an internship, take a travel/study course, or sign up for an engaging seminar.

internships galore

Hollins students intern everywhere. From law offices to Capitol Hill. From a local television station to MSNBC. From a doctor’s office to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Internships with Hollins

see the world

Students often travel to a variety of countries, including Ireland, Greece, Turkey, and the Caribbean. January Term 2016 also offered travel to Japan and Rome.

Short term seminars

short term seminars

First-year students choose from an array of seminars. Examples of recent courses:

  • “Consuming French Culture”
  • “What is a Nation?”
  • “Rome and Shakespeare”
  • “(The) Creative Brain”