J Term 2014 at SMU-in-Taos

During J Term 2014 at SMU-in-Taos, students are taking courses including Environmental Communications, Social Problems, Mountain Sports and Computers and Information Technology.

Learn more about J Term at SMU-in-Plano and SMU-in-Taos at smu.edu/jterm.

A return to beauty

An update from Savannah, a senior communications and history major who participated in the J Term classes Environmental Communication and Wellness: As a second-semester senior, the reality that I will leave SMU is getting closer. But, this realization didn’t just hit me. Instead, that came very early in my senior year. I’m very lucky to have been selected as a Hunt Scholar, and due to the generosity of the Hunt family we, the scholars, travel to Taos one weekend in the fall semester. This year, I was unable to go because of a conflict in my schedule, and I was distraught. Some of my favorite memories from SMU were made in Taos. In fact, some of my most cherished friendships [...]

2014-01-23T13:55:04+00:00 January 23rd, 2014|J Term 2014 at SMU-in-Taos|

A hidden treasure

At the Rio Grande Gorge An update from Franklin, a junior communication studies major who is enrolled in the J Term classes Environmental Communication and Wellness: It’s cold, my legs are exhausted, and I have conquered my fear of flying down a mountain. Now on to some homework for my Environmental Communication class. This is how I spent weekends during SMU J-Term in Taos. The activities are jam-packed into a short amount of time, but I would not have it any other way! Taos is a unique town to explore and to study during a cold winter, yet have fun at the same time. I have had an opportunity to hike, cycle, and ski as part of my Wellness course. [...]

2014-01-15T10:59:16+00:00 January 15th, 2014|J Term 2014 at SMU-in-Taos|

An experience not to be missed

An update from Tania, a junior majoring in communication studies with a minor in legal law and reasoning, who is enrolled in the J Term class Environmental Communications: Standing in awe at the beauty of the snowcapped mountains and endless rivers in Taos, New Mexico, I now want to scream out to all SMU students to find their way to this wonderfully challenging and adventurous place! Enjoy this exhilarating environmental hot spot. This amazing experience is one that SMU students shouldn’t miss. For me, it started as “Hey, the Taos office is on the 3rd floor of Blanton. Should I sign up?” The next steps involved filling out an application, talking to the financial aid office and then packing my [...]

2014-01-10T13:22:45+00:00 January 10th, 2014|J Term 2014 at SMU-in-Taos|