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The Office of Study Away and Winter Term manages the project proposal, application, and grant processes for winter term and also coordinates the work of the Winter Term Committee. Oberlin’s winter term takes place each January for four weeks and encourages students to explore fields of study that may directly link to their field of study, but also encourages exploration beyond the major.
Winter term affords students an opportunity to devise programs of independent study or research, pursue internships, and to undertake other projects of educational value that the structured curriculum during the academic year cannot accommodate easily. Projects range from individual to groups and may be completed on or off campus.
Winter term provides an opportunity for variations and supplements to the usual course offerings, with an emphasis on experimentation and creativity, intellectual independence, and personal responsibility.