For those of us with a January term, the end is near. Spring semester – and all the responsibilities that follow suit – is looming on the horizon.
In Jan term, students typically have the option to take a departmental or experimental course, study abroad or squeeze in an internship over the span of just one month.
Colleges with January terms typically operate by a 4-1-4 academic calendar; they have a spring and fall semester with four months of classes and one month of a class or internship.
Here are some staple things that you simply must do before Jan term comes to a close!
1. Make new friends.
You have a lot more time to interact with people than you do during the the fall and spring semesters. First-year students are often required to spend their Jan terms on campus, so this is an ideal time to bond with peers from your year.
2. Go somewhere you’ve never gone before.
Whether it’s another country or a state park nearby you’ve never visited, now is the time to explore!
3. Try something new.
January can get pretty dull, so spice it up! Maybe even literally. It could be anything from trying sriracha for the first time to performing karaoke.
Have fun branching out as Jan term blooms into spring!