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One of the unique features of Elmira College is our special third term in April and May, which offers students an opportunity to explore new curricular areas as well as travel domestically and abroad.
The College offers many special learning opportunities in Term III, allowing students to do immersive and intensive work in a number of different fields. These special study options are designed to enhance traditional coursework through innovative and adventurous approaches to learning. If you're an education student, you can student teach, while nursing students have the opportunity for clinical work. Many students elect to travel internationally for the term.
Students experienced Guatemala first-hand through one-on-one Spanish classes, homestays with local families, and daily excursions and activities that revealed daily life for ordinary Guatemalans in the 21st century. There was a focus on the contrasts between life and livelihoods in urban areas compared to the highland region, and the positive and negative impacts of global tourism on local Indigenous communities.
Students studied the cultural and natural history of the National Parks of the American Southwest. After an initial period of on-campus study, they "hit the road" to explore a selection of the following national parks: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon. Students hiked canyons, enthused over lizards, visited ancient cliff dwellings, gazed in awe at some extraordinary views, encountered people from dozens of countries visiting the parks, and returned with many lasting memories.
Students were exposed to the culture, history, art, education, environmental/living conditions, political policies and religious traditions as they impact health states, factors of vulnerability, policies, and health outcomes of societal community populations. They spent time in Dublin, Ireland, visiting hospitals, churches, museums, and interacted with people from various neighborhoods, like Trinity College and St. Stephen's Green.
Based on NYS Social Studies standards, students experienced Italy as their classroom. They traveled to multiple cities and regions, gathering primary and secondary sources related to Italy's history, art history, geography, economic system, and government from the Ancient Roman civilization to today. Using written documents, oral traditions, photographs, works of art and artifacts as resources, students built robust and engaging K-12 curriculum units that have the potential to be implemented in their future classrooms.