Discover a new world on campus! On-campus Interim courses offer a variety of subjects and experiences. Take a look at the 2020 on-campus courses.
Beyond the usual on-campus and travel Interims, students may pursue one of two other avenues for their January study: independent research projects and internships.
These are different programs.
An independent study Interim is one in which a student pursues research of either a traditional academic type or of a more experiential type (such as through travel) and at the end of the Interim produces a capstone project that communicates what he/she has learned. This project is overseen, guided and graded by a faculty member of the student’s choosing.
An internship is a learning experience rooted in activities done in a selected workplace for the month. For internship Interims, faculty members already are selected by the college to oversee the projects; unlike independent study Interims, students do not get to select their professor for the internship Interims. Wofford offers a variety of separate, field-specific internship opportunities, such as pre-law. However, this portion of the website focuses on the one Wofford internship program that is not tied to any one specific career – the Learning Work internship Interim.
Please note: First-year students may do independent study or an internship, but it is expected that such work will be done on campus or nearby in the Spartanburg area.
With the fact in mind that independent study and internships are two different interim experiences, you can now learn more about each of these two types of interims, and the requirements and procedures associated with each, at the following links:
Internships help students integrate academic and experiential learning through a wide range of practical experiences.
Independent Interim projects give students an opportunity to develop their own course of study for a given January with the help of a faculty mentor.