Local Events to Check Out in January

Jan Term is a great opportunity to take fun classes, get some experience with an internship, or do some independent studying. If you’re on campus this Jan Term, don’t be stuck in your dorm for the whole month. Avoid cabin fever this January by checking out one or more of these fun events in the […]

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The JanTerm Experience: “Adventures in Mexico”

You haven’t experienced culture shock until you can’t flush toilet paper. That was the first thing I learned upon landing in Mérida, México for Jan Term 2015. Seriously. The pipes can’t handle it, so you have to throw it away. And that was only the first in a laundry list of things that are different […]

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The JanTerm Experience: “Ringmastering at Ringling Museum”

This year, I decided I wanted to do my first internship in my hometown of Sarasota, Florida. When most people hear the name “Sarasota,” they think of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. I was able to land an internship at the Ringling Museum’s Circus Archives department with the background experience I learned from working in Salem’s […]

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The JanTerm Experience: “A Month Abroad in Costa Rica”

On January 3, we (Jenna Nodine and Jessica Habel) traveled through the private program, CISabroad, to San José, Costa Rica, to take an intensive Spanish course at Universidad Veritas for January term. We joined several hundred other students from the United States at the university. Veritas is a small arts school with approximately 1,850 Tico […]

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The JanTerm Experience: “30 Days to Create”

I didn’t really know what I was getting into with this class, “30 Days to Create.” I didn’t like the sound of the other experimental Jan Term classes available to me, so I picked this one on a whim, having done so little research that I wasn’t even sure what I would be “creating” until […]

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The JanTerm Experience: “Tai Chi”

Before I took Tai Chi during Jan Term, I considered it a type of exercise that is mainly practiced by older people, because the movements are slower compared to other forms of exercises. The reason I took this class is Tai Chi seems very relaxing and I needed to reduce my stress level. I really […]

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