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Jan Term Study Abroad Information

Students in India
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 2020 Off-Campus Courses

ECON 398  Economics of Association Football in England

ENGL/BIOL 398  Literary Biology of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

MATH/PHYS 298  Stars Down Under: Astronomy and Mathematics in Australia

NURS 398  Economic and Healthcare Impacts of Brexit in England, Scotland, and Ireland

NURS 398  Health Care in China

PHIL 398  Philosophy of Happiness in Bhutan: Wisdom and Well Being in the Himalayas

WINE 298  Topics in Wine: Southern Oregon and the Spanish Wine Connection

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 tuition-paying student’s first experience abroad, participants are responsible for:

  • A $500 deposit is due once accepted.  This deposit will be credited to your account when the Jan Term costs are billed during the first week of December.
  • 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.
  • All items associated with each course are subject to revision if there are compelling factors not within Linfield's discretion.  

*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