Expand Your Studies and Travel the World

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.

Take a Look at Our Term III 2023 Learning Experiences

Exploring Guatemala: Heart of the Mayan World

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.

The National Parks of the Southwest

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.

Culture, Health, & Policy Law Impacting Vulnerable Populations

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.

Education in Italy

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. 


Some past opportunities through Term III

  • A class in marine and island ecology in the Bahamas
  • The chance to participate in an archeological dig at important national historical sites
  • A class that studies Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution, capped with a trip to the Galapagos Islands
  • Immersion Spanish language classes in Peru or Spain
  • The opportunity to study American women's history through the art of quilt-making
  • A fly-fishing class that teaches freshwater stream ecology
  • A class that uses chemistry techniques to teach cooking and baking
  • Field botany and field biology
  • The opportunity to learn basic philosophical concepts through the study of zombie literature and films
  • Tavel to Great Britain as part of a culture and history class
  • A course on comic books and graphic novels
  • A Psychology class focused on sleep and dreaming
  • Ballroom dancing classes
  • Writing and poetry seminars
  • A class that travels to Australia to study natural history
  • The chance to study the Anthropology of body art and body-modification
  • The ability to learn classical history while studying in Greece, Turkey, or Egypt
  • A seminar on Mark Twain's life and writings
  • A course on baseball analytics
  • Singing and dancing in the Spring Musical
  • A chance to study Sociology in Brazil, South Africa, or India
  • Personal investment classes

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