KENOSHA, WI — Jeremiah Munson of Rushford participated in a J-Term study tour to Guadeloupe with Carthage College.
The “Experiencing the Franco-Caribbean Culture of the Guadeloupe” study tour aimed to immerse students in the culture of Guadeloupe and to learn about the art and history of this French Caribbean “departement.” Before departure, students learned how to live in Guadeloupe, how to “blend in” so as to have the best learning experience, how to get around, and basic greetings and expressions in French and Creole.
While in Guadeloupe, students observed the daily way of life, including greetings, table manners, shopping, family behavior, and friendship. Students also learned about the wide scope of Guadeloupe’s history as it explains the development of various places, institutions, venues, and monuments visited.
J-Term is a special month-long period of study in which Carthage students explore subjects outside their majors or minors, discover new interests, and test their creativity through classes held both on campus and around the world. It’s a month to experiment, create and dream. Carthage is ranked No. 4 in the nation among baccalaureate institutions for student participation in short-term study abroad.
Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential. A four-year, private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, Carthage has a prime location in Kenosha, Wis. The campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students.