Jan Term

From left, Molly Sherman, Mischka Johnson, Clamencia (researcher at the Las Piedras Amazon Center), Rachael Fox, and Alyssa Swartz take a break from conducting community interviews on a Jan term trip in Peru (Photo courtesy of Chandra Reiff).

In celebration of the Jan term

McDaniel College offers students experiential learning opportunities around the world. The courses are curated by professors and are proposed to be manageable expedition learning courses that give way for profound…


A My Design class visited Strategic Factory during Jan term. (Photo courtesy of the Center of Experience and Opportunity).

My Design: Was it worth it?

As all the first-year students know, there was a new Jan term requirement to take My Design. This was a simple class in which you talk about who you are…



Benjamin Steinhurst, Ph.D., demonstrates a crocheting method in his Crocheted Hyperbolic Geometry Jan term course. (Emma Carter / McDaniel Free Press)

Hooked on hyperbolic geometry

“How tall are your stitches?” and “are there any colors people would like me to get more of?” are not questions you typically hear a professor ask in a college…


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From the archives: January on the Hill

While January is typically a quiet month on campus, the College’s newspaper staff has often been on scene to report the new year’s first stories. Here are some January front-page articles students…


A scene from the Bahamas. Photo courtesy of Pixabay user yrolle.

Paradise in January: Bahamas Jan Term

The semester is almost over, and soon, students will be packing up and heading home for winter break. But not everyone—16 McDaniel students will be packing their swimsuits and sunscreen…



60 Seconds

60 Seconds: Winter Break and Jan Term

  Jimmy Calderon, Junior “I went on a very interesting Jan Term. We went to Peru and worked in the Amazonian Jungle. It was a wonderful and enriching experience.” ___________________________________________________________________…


Profiteroles, essentially a chocolate eclair but with ice cream and one of my favorite desserts throughout the trip

Seize the Sugar! Dessert in Europe

More than a week after getting back from my Travel Writing Across Europe Jan Term trip, many of the tasty and unique meals and desserts I ate throughout Europe are…





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Fantastic Photography in Foreign Fields

Krystina Shultz Staff Reporter After the frigid, windy, and damp winter break, the Mediterranean became my home for 12 days thanks to Professor Susan Bloom’s Photography Jan Term to Greece…