JayTerm

There’s a whole world outside of your classroom just waiting for you to explore it—and we want to make sure you have the opportunity to do just that!

JayTerm is a distinctive feature of the W&J academic calendar held in the month of January, between the Fall and Spring term, in which sharply focused topics courses are featured. During this two-week experience, students have an opportunity to engage with domestic or international travel experiences. Students also have the opportunity to connect with their peers, faculty, and staff through co-curricular learning, volunteer work, sports, and interactive activities.

The JayTerm bulletin is published annually and contains guidelines for pursuing enrollment in JayTerm course offerings or in educational opportunities not offered in the traditional classroom setting.

Students work in a chemistry lab in Swanson Science Center as seen October 21, 2019 during the Creosote Affects photo shoot at Washington & Jefferson College.

JayTerm 2022 Courses

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Applying for Prestigious Awards: W&J professional development classes prepare students for next steps

January 21, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 21, 2020)—JayTerm is a time for exploring new opportunities, and for some students in 2021, that includes preparing to apply for prestigious international awards. “The Curriculum and Programming Committee (CPC) generally approves any course that’s proposed so long as the content, class time, and learning outcomes are appropriate for a 2-credit experience,” said CPC Chair and Professor of Chemistry Jennifer Logan Bayline, Ph.D. “We were excited for the array of courses developed this year, given the challenge of engaging students who are currently in quarantine for the spring term.” For students interested in continuing W&J’s tradition of Fulbright Award success, Assistant Professor of Russian and Fulbright Advisor Susan Vdovichenko, Ph.D., offers her expertise in a course devoted to teaching students how to approach the intimidating task of applying for prestigious awards like Fulbright. Each student in Dr. Vdovichenko’s course chooses one or more award that they would like to pursue, and then, over the course of the term, the class breaks down application components and how to excel at each. The students work on their application over the two-week period, with the goal that by the end of the course, they will have a high-quality application in …  

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