Interterm at Bethel offers unique study opportunities. During this four-week period in Janurary, intensive on-campus and travel courses are offered to provide you with an alternative approach to learning. Most students take one course and are able to earn up to four credit hours. You may choose to take a class not offered in the regular semester cycles, such as Introduction to Astronomy, Studies in Drama or Energy Choices for Future, or you can select regular catalog courses such as Basic Issues of Faith and Life or Critical Writing. If enrolled in a class on campus, you will most likely meet every day, giving you the opportunity to focus intensely on one subject for an entire month.
If you are interested in traveling to fulfill your cross-cultural requirement, Interterm offers many opportunities. Some past offerings include Selected Topics in Art History, Tropical Biology Field Trip (Costa Rica), Jerusalem Seminar, Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture, History of East Central Europe, European Choir Tour (requires audition), German Language and Culture in a German Environment, and Social Development and Social Justice (Mexico).
Whether you stay on campus or choose to travel, Interterm provides a break from the regular semester. Check the course listing to see what is being offered during interterm.
Read student Interterm reports from
- Social Work & Social Justice Studies in Mexico 2013
- Biology Studies in Costa Rica 2013
- Nursing Trip to Haiti 2013
- Schools & Community studies in Chicago 2013
- Germany 2013
- History of East Central Europe 2013
- Jerusalem Seminar 2013
- Business in Drama - Chicago 2012
- Math, science and architecture European Tour 2012
- South Africa-Lesotho 2012
- Tropical Biology Field Trip
- Jerusalem Seminar
- History of East Central Europe
- German Language and Culture in a German Environment
- Social Development and Social Justice
- Spanish Language and Culture