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January 7, 2004

Birmingham-Southern students spending January serving, studying, traveling

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—More than 200 Birmingham-Southern students are spending January involved in service-learning and study projects locally, nationally, and internationally, while hundreds of others are studying specific areas of interest individually and in on-campus courses as part of the college's traditional Interim Term.

Twenty-one students are in Chile working with the Chilean Methodist Church on various construction projects. Another group of 14 BSC students is working at an inner-city church in San Francisco serving meals and providing other services to the homeless. Locally, 24 students are working to improve the community of Woodlawn.

Another 140 students are traveling in Argentina, Australia, Belize, England, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Spain, and other countries for courses focused on a single area of study.

Hundreds of other students are spending 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.


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