January Term Traveling Seminars

As part of their degree, ACM students take part in a January Term program, a multi-country traveling seminar. Travel spans from 2-3 weeks and explores the politics, economics, histories, and cultures of the countries visited. Students work with their academic advisor to choose a seminar from the list below that best fits their program and track. Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students are required to participate in J-term within the first academic year of enrollment.  

J-Term 2024: December 28, 2023 - January 14, 2024

January Term Traveling Seminar Countries Visited
Diplomacy & Human Rights in the Mediterranean
France, Spain, Morocco 
Europe & the Islamic World
France, Spain, Morocco 
Great Cities
Italy, France, Netherlands, Czech Republic
Mediterranean Basin
Greece, Italy, France
Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean
Italy, France, Spain


Airfare: Students are responsible for the arrangement and purchase of their airfare to the starting destination of the January Term seminar and back to Aix-en-Provence from the ending destination of the program.

Housing: The January Term occurs from late December to mid-January, between the fall and spring semesters. For students participating in homestay living, housing is not available between the end of the fall semester and the beginning of the J-Term program, nor is it available during the January Term. Students who return from the J-term before the start of the spring semester will be able to resume their homestay at that time.

Costs: Students are responsible for additional costs as part of the J-Term program including round-trip airfare to/from the program starting/ending destinations, most meals, and personal expenses. To view information on J-Term costs for all students, please visit the Tuition & Fees page.

Please direct any questions to admissions@acmfrance.org.