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International Programs Study Abroad

Jan Term Study Abroad Information

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Jan Term in India

Each year, Linfield College offers 10-12 faculty-led off campus courses to locations all over world and destinations within the U.S.

January Term 2017 Off-Campus Courses

BIOL/POLS 298  Forests of Middle Earth: Landscape Ecology and the Politics of Conservation in New Zealand

ENGL/BIOL 398  Literary Biology of the Sea of Cortez

HIST/MLSP 398  Cityscapes, Cultural and Historical Encounters: Andalusian Spain and Morocco

MSCM 398  Mass Media in the European Union

MUSC 298  Italian Opera from Baroque to Verismo

NURS 398  Healthcare in Peru

NURS 398  Ancient Wall, Ancient Health: A Study of Healthcare in China

PHYS 398  China’s Solutions to Energy Issues in the 21st Century

POLS 298  The Politics of Cuban Identity and Public Policy in Miami & Havana

SOAN 298  Social and Environmental Changes in China

Application Process

  • Applicants must be in good academic and social standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have completed at least one semester at Linfield.
  • Approximately 12 qualified students are chosen for each site through a competitive selection process:  the application, a personal interview with the faculty and other selection criteria deemed appropriate for particular courses.
  • Each is a 4-credit course, planned and led by Linfield faculty.

Academic Information

  • Jan Term off-campus courses bear the same rigorous standards and expectations as all other Linfield courses.
  • Each syllabus will outline course requirements, expectations, prerequisites and will specify which particular graduation requirements (such as Linfield Curriculum designation, major or minor credits) will be satisfied.
  • The courses are thematic and interdisciplinary in nature and are available to McMinnville and Portland students, regardless of their discipline or major, provided they meet the minimum requirements.
  • Each course is subject to revision if there are compelling factors not within Linfield’s control. 
  • Courses listed are always subject to approval via the college’s budget process.


While Linfield pays for the round trip airfare of the student’s first experience abroad, participants are responsible for:

  • A program fee* that covers most on-site logistical expenses and mandatory insurance. 
  • The prevailing College January Term per-credit fee
  • Passport, visa and luggage fees
  • Any required vaccinations  
  • Other costs not specifically covered in the program fee-participants will be informed of what additional funds will be needed.

*Costs NOT included in the January Term Program Fee.

**Students: Before you begin the application process, we recommend that you share course information and the associated costs with your parents.  See the link above for costs not included in the program fee.

Student Resources for Jan Term

Faculty Resources for Jan Term

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