Inside Linfield - January Term

Jan Term Study Abroad Information

Each year, Linfield offers eight to 12 faculty-led off-campus courses to locations around the world and destinations within the U.S. The courses offer a deep dive into a breadth of interesting, international topics from coral reef ecology of Tahiti to healthcare in Peru. Approximately 12 students are chosen by the faculty leaders for each course.

January Term off-campus courses

BNMG 498  North American/European Industries: Management/Career Exploration--Compare/Contrast (Germany vs Italy)

ECON 398  D-Day Economics: Quantitative Economics and Game Theory in WWII (UK & France)

ENGL/RELS 398  Narratives of Religious Pluralism in Palestine/Israel

GLSP 398  Argentina contempor├ínea: historia y cultura / Contemporary Argentina: History and Culture

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

NURS 398  Health Care in New Zealand

NURS 398  Exploring the Top-Ranked Models for Healthcare: Switzerland & The Netherlands

PHIL/POLS 398  The Philosophy and Politics of Happiness in Bhutan & India

WINE 298  Volcanic Vineyards: Ancient Grapes and Modern Wines in Sicily & Campania, Italy

Application process

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 university’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 program fee* that covers most on-site logistical expenses and mandatory insurance.  Jan Term is billed the beginning of December.
  • The prevailing Linfield 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