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Leading Interim Programs

Every year several Lafayette faculty members take student cohorts abroad/off-campus for short-term study opportunities. These programs typically occur during either the winter interim or during the May/summer time period. If interested in leading an interim program, please contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Education. To see the current interim programs available to students please click here.
 
Winter Interim
Winter interim programs are typically 3-4 weeks in length and offer 1 Lafayette course/credit. These programs are intensive in nature, often include full class days, and sometimes include traveling to various locations. Winter interim programs are typically led by 2 faculty members. The timeline for a winter interim program typically looks as follows:
  • December (of previous academic year): Call for proposals goes out
  • February: Proposal deadline
  • March/April: Program list is finalized
  • June/July: Program budget is finalized; logistical planning begins
  • September: Study Abroad Fair; Interim Registration Day
  • December/January: Program departs
 
May/Summer Interim
May/summer programs are typically anywhere from 3-8 weeks and offer either 1 or 2 Lafayette courses/credits (depending on length and course focuses). Longer programs are typically more residential in nature, offering a central place for learning and exploring to occur. May/summer programs are typically led by 2 faculty members. The timeline for May/summer programs typically looks as follows:
  • December (of previous academic year): Call for proposals goes out
  • February: Proposal deadline
  • March/April: Program list is finalized
  • July/August: Program budget is finalized; logistical planning begins
  • September: Study Abroad Fair; Interim Registration Day
  • May-August: Program departs
 

Department-Run Short-Term Programs

Apart from programs above that are coordinated and managed in conjunction with our office, some departments may organize their own international travel programs (i.e. Alternative School Break, Rothkopf Scholars, etc.). In this case, the coordination and fiscal arrangements of such programs are the responsibility of the departments.
 
The Office of International & Off-Campus Education provides health/safety support to all of these programs and so does require specific program- and student-related paperwork to be submitted in advance of the program’s departure date. Please contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Education for more details.

 

Faculty-Led Semester Programs

Lafayette offers a few semester-long programs in which a student cohort, accompanied by a faculty resident director, studies abroad at a partner institution. You can see the various semester-long programs that are offered on our Featured Programs page. If you are interested in leading one of these semester-long programs please contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Education.