January Term Programs

Note: Due to the current restrictions on international travel and continued uncertainty regarding the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the University of St. Thomas has cancelled J-Term 2021 study abroad programs.

Choose from one of our many J-Term programs around the world each year. Through St. Thomas, UMAIE, or one of our Other Approved Programs (AIFS, IES, etc.), there is an option for every degree plan and interest. 

Review tips on, watch a First Step Session, and take the time to find the option that’s right for you.

Application processes vary by program type. Visit program pages for more information.

Important Dates for J-Term Programs


Study Abroad Fair


Program Brochures released on study abroad website


April 1-10

St. Thomas/UMAIE priority application period

April 15

Other Approved J-Term Program applications open

Date Announced Late Summer

First-year student only program applications open (Theology 100 in Rome)

First Friday of Fall Semester

Priority deadline for Theology 100 in Rome

October 1

Final Application Deadline

View the graphic below for a synopsis of the differences between types of January Term programs. Visit the St. Thomas/UMAIE Programs page or the Other Approved Programs page for more detailed information.