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January Study Abroad

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Jump into J-Term this Winter!

Study abroad without missing a beat on one of CIEE’s winter study abroad programs – even while juggling credit requirements, sports commitments, or a summer job.

During each three-week session – held during most university breaks – you’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience and credits, all while managing your busy schedule! With more than 20 programs across the globe, our winter programs allow you to live out your dreams abroad through a short-term program.  

Whether you want to study Asian art in Kyoto, biodiversity in the Yucatan, or business in London, winter study abroad programs offer endless opportunities to immerse yourself in a new culture without missing a moment of life on campus!  


Best Winter Study Abroad Programs

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  • London, England
  • Study Program

You won't want to miss what this three-week winter program has to offer in England's capital city!

Program Interests
  • Art Capital
  • Big City
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  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Study Program

Kyoto is the premier hub of traditional Japanese culture and is filled with palaces, temples, gardens, museums, and theaters.

Program Interests
  • Ancient City
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Small City
Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program

January in Buenos Aires is designed for students interested in exploring Argentinian identity and culture.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program

Trade your winter season back home for an unforgettable adventure in Sydney during Australia's summer

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Santiago, Chile
  • Study Program

Spend January studying abroad during Chile's summer!

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Mountains to Hike
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  • Yucatan, Mexico
  • Study Program

Spend your January immersing yourself in the Yucatán Peninsula’s magnificent biodiversity and Latin America’s largest indigenous culture.

Program Interests
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City

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Sustainability & The Environment

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Humanities & Social Sciences

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STEM internship abroad

Experiential Learning & Research


Questions About Winter Study Abroad Programs

J-term, or January-term, is the short break between the fall and spring semesters of a college academic schedule. J-terms are typically between two and four weeks in length and take place during January.

Also known as winter break, J-term marks the end of the fall semester and gives students the opportunity to return home, stay on campus, or travel before the spring semester starts. Through winter study abroad programs, students can explore their interests outside of the typical classroom and campus setting by traveling abroad to earn college credit, explore a new culture, and hone in on their interests.  

While the best winter study abroad programs are ultimately up to you to decide, CIEE offers winter programs across more than 20 locations, including but not limited to:

Read More: 10 Best J-Term Study Abroad Programs 

Studying abroad during winter break is a great option for students looking to earn credits, explore a new culture, and avoid missing out on campus activities during the academic year. Winter study abroad programs are also viewed as a more budget-friendly, short-term study abroad option compared to a full semester or year abroad.  

J-term study abroad programs are worth it for the following three reasons:

  • Budget-friendly option
  • Short-term programs that don’t interfere with the academic year
  • Occur during a generally less-busy travel season 

Yes, you can absolutely study abroad in the winter with CIEE! With more than 20 programs across Asia & the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Africa, CIEE’s three-week winter study abroad programs provide students with a unique opportunity to study abroad during their J-term.

During winter break in college, you may choose to:

  • Go back home for the holidays
  • Stay on campus to do research
  • Travel to a relative or friend’s house
  • Find a temporary job

If you’re itching for something fun to do during your winter break in college, consider studying abroad! During a short, cost-effective J-term study abroad program, you can explore a new part of the world, learn about a new culture, and earn credits to put toward your degree.  

Explore CIEE’s J-Term Programs 

Ready to study abroad this winter?

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