All students must complete three Winter Term projects as a graduation requirement. Each year, students may choose from among over 50 different group projects, or they may design an individual project. There are many factors to consider when planning a Winter Term project and the opportunities are endless. The best way to begin project planning is to review the wide range of group projects led by Oberlin faculty and staff members. View group projects at studyaway.oberlin.edu or in the Winter Term catalog and find all Winter Term program details in the Winter Term Student Handbook.
Faculty- and staff-led group projects are also arranged by focus area and listed below:
Create a masterpiece or participate in a group performance with a project focused on artistic work. Search available group projects focused on artistic work at studyaway.oberlin.edu.
Gain real-world experience and explore career options with an internship or a project focused on career development. Search available group projects focused on career development or internships at studyaway.oberlin.edu or visit the Career Development Center, Office of Fellowships and Awards, or Conservatory Professional Development to learn about additional opportunities.
Connect with communities and build partnerships with a project focused on community engagement. Search available group projects focused on community engagement at studyaway.oberlin.edu or visit the Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research or serve.oberlin.edu to learn about engagement opportunities locally, nationally, and globally.
Engage in a project focused on personal growth and reflection. Search available group projects focused on personal development at studyaway.oberlin.edu.
Advance a field of inquiry and make new connections with a project focused on research, either self-directed or faculty-led. Search available group research projects at studyaway.oberlin.edu or visit the Office of Undergraduate Research. Additional information about faculty research interests can be found by department. Some research projects may require IRB approval.