FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2004
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