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Birmingham-Southern students spending January serving, studying

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Nearly 80 Birmingham-Southern College students are spending the January Interim term this year involved in service-learning projects locally and around the country, while many others are participating in creative and innovative study projects on campus and around the world.

Seventeen students are in John's Island, S.C., working with the third oldest chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Their work, which includes everything from digging foundations to painting, coincides with Habitat's “Building on the Dream” project over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Another group of 15 BSC students is working at a private inner-city school in Harlem and 13 others are serving meals and providing other services to the homeless in San Francisco. Locally, 24 students are working to improve the community of Woodlawn.

Approximately 150 more students are traveling in Australia, Italy, Honduras, Mexico, Greece, France, Great Britain, and the Caribbean for courses focused on a single area of study.

Hundreds of other students spend Interim term in individually contracted study experiences across the state and nation, as well as in creative course offerings on the BSC campus.

BSC's Interim is a four-week period each January in which students develop their potential for creative activity and independent study by exploring one topic or interest. This intensive program of experiential learning offers students unique opportunities to be further enriched through on- and off-campus projects, independent study or research, foreign study experiences, and challenging and unusual internships.

BSC's Interim is a four-week period each January that gives students an opportunity to develop their creative potential and apply their knowledge to generate ideas and projects they would normally be unable to participate in during the regular school year.


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