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The listings on this page represent offerings from the colleges and different offices for undergraduate and graduate students during the extended winter break. They are not exclusively focused on international experiences, although many are. We offer this as a resource to help students connect with unique opportunities made available through Lehigh.

On this page, you will find information about:

Lehigh Courses for Credit

ESLP 001: Clarity and Accuracy in Writing

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Sponsoring department/office: International Center for Academic and Professional English (ICAPE)
Undergrad/Grad: Both
Dates: January 4 - February 8
Credit/Non-credit: 1 credit
Fee: Students pay regular per-credit tuition based on the college they are enrolled in.

This course is for graduate students, but it is also available for undergraduate students. It meets Mondays and Wednesdays 7:55 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Eastern Time. This course involves instruction in understanding and using advanced English sentence structures in writing, particularly advanced academic vocabulary and grammar development to improve writing sophistication and accuracy. Students interested in a “brush-up” course to improve their English skills might consider this winter course. Credits will apply to the spring 2021 semester roster.

Registration Deadline: December 18
Contact: icape@lehigh.edu

ESLP 003: Intelligibility and Comprehensibility in English

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Sponsoring department/office: International Center for Academic and Professional English (ICAPE)
Undergrad/Grad: Both
Dates: January 4 - February 8
Credit/Non-credit: 1 credit
Fee: Students pay regular per-credit tuition based on the college they are enrolled in.

This course is for graduate students, but it is also available for undergraduate students. It meets Mondays and Wednesdays 7:55 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Eastern Time. The course involves instruction and practice in conversational English, colloquial language and idioms, pronunciation and accent reduction and practice in basic listening skills for an academic setting. Students interested in a “brush-up” course to improve their English skills might consider this winter course. Credits will apply to the spring 2021 semester roster.

Registration Deadline: December 18
Contact: icape@lehigh.edu

Global Citizenship, Art and Social Change

Sponsoring department/office: Global Citizenship Program
Undergrad/Grad: Undergraduate
Dates: January 4 - February 5
Credit/Non-credit: 2 credits

If global citizenship practice orients us towards more peace, equity and sustainability, where do the arts fit in? How do artists employ (and ask us to use) global citizenship skills, such as observation and listening, and how do they document, protest, critique and suggest new ways of being through art? In this course we will draw upon examples from contemporary Latin American artists who both engage and resist the usual ways of understanding this region and our globalized world. We will examine key works of art, working upward and outward from the pieces themselves and making connections backwards and forwards across different contexts, from local to national to global. The course will ask you to write, play, interpret, extrapolate and imagine; it also includes two more kinesthetic/embodied sessions led by Dr. William Crow of the Lehigh University Art Galleries. We will meet live-on-zoom MWF for 4 weeks; the final week will overlap with spring and be asynchronous.

Registration deadline: December 14
Instructor: Prof. Rodríguez
Email: angelina.rodriguez@lehigh.edu

Intercultural Communication

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Sponsoring department/office: Study Abroad Office
Undergrad/Grad: Undergraduate
Dates: January 11 - January 28, 2021
Credit/Non-credit: 3 transfer credits
Fee: $1595

This is a customized online undergraduate course for Lehigh, developed and taught by our study abroad partner, CAPA, The Global Education Network. This virtual intercultural communications course, taught by CAPA Sydney faculty, aims to help enhance students’ global perspectives, intercultural and empathetic mindfulness, academic understanding, career preparation for working with people from different cultures, and personal development or self-awareness. A variety of teaching and learning activities could be used, for example: lectures, workshops, discussions, informal and formal presentations, self-guided and guided research, forums, etc. This will carry 3 transfer credits for COMM 135, Human Communication (SS).

Application deadline: December 2

Maternal and Child Health Boot Camp

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Sponsoring department/office: College of Health
Undergrad/Grad: Both
Dates: Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm EDT from December 28, 2020 - January 29, 2021
Credit/Non-credit: 1 credit

In this seminar, students will explore the foundational theories employed in maternal and child health, the key determinants of health at various stages of the developmental cycle, critical maternal and child health disparities, and influential maternal and child health programs and policies.

Sustainable Happiness Institute (CINQ 387, Section 011, Spring Term 2021)

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Sponsoring department/office: Office of Creative Inquiry
Undergrad/Grad: Both
Dates: January 11 - January 29, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST weekdays
Credit/Non-credit: 3 credits
Fee: None

The Sustainable Happiness Institute is an immersive three-week hands-on hearts-on adventure course where students leverage the science of happiness and the praxis of social innovation to imagine, conceptualize, and pursue practical actions towards alternative happy futures. This is an immersive cohort-based program replete with virtual escape rooms, collaborative projects, intimate conversations, and personal quests to find answers to complex questions and guide students on the path to sustainable happiness. This rigorous high-octane program is entirely virtual (with cameras on) and consists of synchronous large-group discussions and asynchronous small-team and individual projects. There will be additional individual tasks before the start of the program as well as outside the official times. A summative reflection and culminating event will be held in early February.

Application deadline: Applications are open now and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Internships and Projects

Externship with the International Labour Organization

Students will learn about the work of the International Labour Organization and work in small groups on a project in one of four topics (human trafficking, living wage, ending harassment at the workplace or child labor).

Internship in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Sponsoring Office: International Center for Academic and Professional English (ICAPE)
Undergrad/Grad: Both
Dates: January 4 - February 28 (minimum 6 weeks of intern placement)
Fee: $25 application fee

This non-credit internship is for undergraduate as well as graduate students who have little to no experience teaching English to speakers of other languages but who have an interest in learning about teaching in the U.S. and overseas, including for Fulbright and other opportunities. The internship program involves virtually meeting with a teacher in the U.S. or overseas once per week, virtually observing and participating in their English class, and meeting occasionally with the internship manager to reflect on your internship experiences. A final e-portfolio reflecting on your internship experiences is required. This is an unpaid internship. An internship certificate will be awarded upon successful completion.

Application Deadline: December 18 (Acceptance by December 22)
Contact: elr312@lehigh.edu

Lehigh Connects Projects

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Sponsoring department/office: Center for Career and Professional Development
Undergrad/Grad: Both
Dates: Varies by position
Credit/Non-credit: Non-credit
Fee: None

You can now browse and apply to short-term, virtual projects offered by Lehigh alumni. These are designed to help you build your resume and skill set, making you a more competitive candidate for future internships and jobs. Check back frequently as we are adding new projects each week. Many more will be available to complete during winter break.

Application deadline: Varies by position

Remote Micro-Internships and Projects

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Sponsoring department/office: Center for Career and Professional Development
Undergrad/Grad: Both
Dates: Varies by position
Credit/Non-credit - Non-credit, paid experience
Fee: None

Gain professional work experiences by applying to available micro-Internship or externship opportunities. Demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and develop your professional networks, all while working remotely 5-40 hours a week in a position. Use the link provided to connect to platforms and get started in applying to these opportunities.

Application deadline: Varies by position

Seminars and Workshops

Career Success Studio

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Sponsoring department/office: Center for Career and Professional Development
Undergrad/Grad: Undergraduate (juniors and seniors)
Dates: 4-week program January 4 - January 29
Credit/Non-credit: Non-credit, Career Success Digital Badge
Fee: None

Join fellow students as you prepare for your job or internship search. This exclusive program is currently open to Lehigh Juniors and Seniors and takes into account the unique implications of COVID-19 on hiring and recruitment. We know it’s a challenging economic climate and we’re here to help you through every step.

This microlearning course is fast, easy, and manageable. We’ll help you stay on track with clear and comprehensive action steps and milestones. Most likely you’ve already accomplished some of the milestones and the course will provide the opportunity to polish your resume, networking, and interviewing skills. We created the course to be ultra-focused on everything you need for a successful search. Virtual tools and Course Site will support your learning and you will have assistance every step of the way as you learn and practice career action steps each week.

The Career Success program is designed to be completed during a four-week timeline and kicks off with a 30-minute program overview zoom meeting. Later that week, you will join your cohort for a 90-minute zoom session with your career coach.

The Career Success studio will cover the following topics:

  • Week 1: Internship and Job Searching, Recruiting & the job market
  • Week 2: Personal Branding: Resume, Cover Letter, LinkedIn
  • Week 3: Networking
  • Week 4: Interviewing

At the completion of the program, you will receive a digital badge, which is a credential you can display on your resume and LinkedIn profile to stand out from the competition and show employers that you are career ready. The digital badge indicates that you have developed career management skills to pursue opportunities and understand how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.

Give yourself every advantage you can by preparing for your next career step. To participate, click the register button and watch for follow up emails from your career coach. You will also be enrolled in a Course Site that houses all the related videos, career guides, and instructions for the Career Management program.

Application deadline: The January 2021 cohort registration period is November 23 - December 28.

Gilman Scholarship Boot Camp

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Sponsoring department/office: Office of Fellowship Advising, with Study Abroad and ICAPE
Undergrad/Grad: Undergraduate students (American citizens receiving Pell Grants only)
Dates: January 4 - 8
Credit/Non-credit: Non-credit
Fee: None

This one-week program is specifically designed for Pell grant recipients who are intending to study abroad. The workshop will introduce students to the Gilman Scholarship, which provides funds for overseas travel and tuition. Students will jumpstart their Gilman applications by learning how to create compelling essays and Follow-On projects, in preparation for submitting their applications in early February.

Application deadline: December 14

Strategic Career Management Seminar

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Sponsoring department/office: Center for Career and Professional Development
Undergrad/Grad: Graduate students in CAS, COE and RCEAS
Dates: Self-paced with 5 hours or less estimated time commitment to be completed by January 15
Credit/Non-credit: Non-credit, blockcert credential received
Fee: None

The Strategic Career Management Seminar is open to current graduate students to position you for success in a competitive job market. Join a cohort of fellow graduate students as you prepare to launch your job search or advance in your career. You will learn strategies to build your professional network, prepare for your job search, interview for success, and evaluate as well as negotiate a job offer. Completion of program requirements will lead to a digital credential which we encourage you to add your resume or CV and LinkedIn page. Once registration for this program closes, you will receive notification regarding your enrollment in a Course Site account to participate. One of the requirements for this program is participation in a Graduate Student Career Development Bootcamp (in synchronous or asynchronous format) which involves reflecting on critical topics, sharing with peers, asking key questions, and translating your learning into actionable steps. Invest in your career development and increase your confidence to strategically pursue career opportunities in your field while earning a digital credential!

Application deadline: The registration period is October 23 - December 15

Virtual Academic Literacies Workshops

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Sponsoring department/office: International Center for Academic and Professional English (ICAPE)
Undergrad/Grad: Both
Dates: See dates and descriptions below
Credit/Non-credit: Non-credit
Fee: None

Time Management Workshop - January 5, 7:00 am - 8:15 am (EST): Time management is the ability to use your time productively and efficiently. Time management is the art of having time to do everything that is needed, without feeling stressed. It sounds simple, but it is much harder in practice. Join us to learn some of the principles behind good time management and find ways to implement them into your course schedule.

Study Skills Workshop - January 7, 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm (EST): Did your first semester go the way that you thought it would? Did you find yourself stressed as tests and assignment deadlines approached? It may be time to take another look at your study habits and reconsider your approach. Join us for a rundown of study strategies that will help you develop more effective study habits.

Listening Skills - January 12, 7:00 am - 8:15 am (EST): Listening skills are key to understanding and communicating in academic, workplace, and social settings; therefore, is absolutely critical for language learners of all skill levels to recognize that listening is a complex task.  This workshop will explore the differences between active vs. passive listening, examine barriers to effective listening, and provide strategies and exercises to help improve listening skills.

Pronunciation and Clear Speech - January 14, 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm (EST): Make your intended meaning clearer with accurate pronunciation. This workshop will provide practice materials and tools that will help you learn to speak English clearly. Pronunciation practice will help you communicate more effectively in class and improve your self-confidence.

Reading Survival Skills - January 19, 7:00 am - 8:15 am (EST): Develop a systematic approach to reading assignments and learn to read more efficiently. This workshop will provide reading strategies that can be adapted to students’ unique learning styles and needs. Discover how to improve comprehension and save time. Plan to be a successful reader—equipped with reading survival skills!

Note Taking - January 21, 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm (EST): This workshop will provide strategies and guidelines for taking effective notes during lectures and from course readings. Join us to learn more about the importance of good note-taking skills and explore some popular note-taking techniques.

Using Citations in Writing - January 26, 7:00 am - 8:15 am (EST): Have you ever wondered why there are so many different citation styles or what the difference between MLA, APA, and Chicago is anyway? Have any of your professors ever commented that you “dropped in” a quotation? Attend this citation workshop to answer your questions and improve your understanding of this important academic skill.

Grammar Brush Up - January 28 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm (EST): Do grammar rules elude you? Do commas make you crazy? This popular workshop will offer an overview of common errors made in English grammar, share strategies for noticing and self-editing grammar mistakes, and provide tools to help you improve your command of English grammar.  

Application deadline: 24 hours before workshop

Virtual Study Abroad and International Experiences

Intercultural Communication

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Sponsoring department/office: Study Abroad Office
Undergrad/Grad: Undergraduate
Dates: January 11 - January 28, 2021
Credit/Non-credit: 3 transfer credits
Fee: $1595

This is a customized online undergraduate course for Lehigh, developed and taught by our study abroad partner, CAPA, The Global Education Network. This virtual intercultural communications course, taught by CAPA Sydney faculty, aims to help enhance students’ global perspectives, intercultural and empathetic mindfulness, academic understanding, career preparation for working with people from different cultures, and personal development or self-awareness. A variety of teaching and learning activities could be used, for example: lectures, workshops, discussions, informal and formal presentations, self-guided and guided research, forums, etc. This will carry 3 transfer credits for COMM 135, Human Communication (SS).

Application deadline: December 2

Online courses at Hanyang University, South Korea

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Sponsoring department/office: Study Abroad Office
Undergrad/Grad: Undergraduate
Dates: January 4 - January 15
Credit/Non-credit: 3 transfer credits
Fees: $1550

Earn credits this winter through a virtual international study experience by remotely enrolling in a course at Hanyang University during your Winter/J-Term. Complete an engaging class taught by a professor at this respected university on your own schedule while also learning more about South Korea and Korean culture. Though online, the program is still fully supported by TEAN, The Education Abroad Network – guide you through the entire process, advising which courses are best for your major, helping you transfer credits to your home university, and more. You’ll even be able to participate in hosted virtual events for a more in-depth understanding of Korean culture. Contact your Lehigh Study Abroad Advisor to assist you with the credit transfer process.

Application deadline: November 30

Virtual Internships with Asia Institute

Sponsoring department/office: Study Abroad
Undergrad/Grad/Both: Undergraduate
Dates: December 28 - February 10 (50 - 100 contact hours)
Credit/Non-credit: Credits assigned by Lehigh host department
Fee: None

Students will be divided into small group project teams to work on a defined project with a specific organizational partner. Placements available in a variety of fields; common placements include business, media, communications, and language. Students will be placed on project teams based on their experience, professional goals/interests, and company project needs. In addition to working on the project group, students will attend weekly meetings with an internship advisor provided by the Asia Institute and attend 3 cultural exchange sessions with local students

Application deadline: November 30

Virtual Internships with Global Experiences

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Sponsoring department/office: Study Abroad
Undergrad/Grad/Both: Both
Dates: December 7 - January 29 or December 7 - February 26
Credit/Non-credit: 0 or 3 credits (optional transfer credit)
Fees: $1500; add 3-credit internship course for additional $600

Participate in a full-time or part-time virtual internship with an international employer. Placements available in a variety of fields. Program includes: individual advising, group tutorial on teleworking, virtual cultural events, individual check-ins and guidance to ensure your experience is successful.

Application deadline: November 23

Virtual Internships with SIT Kenya

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Sponsoring department/office: Study Abroad, HMS, Global Studies, Sociology/Anthropology
Undergrad/Grad: Undergrad
Dates: December 28 - February 8
Credit/Non-credit: 3 credits
Fee: None

SIT Kenya Virtual Internships - Public Health in the Tropics.  See website for details. No prerequisites.  Students must receive instructor permission to enroll in the related internship course.

Application deadline: November 24

Programs from the Graduate Life Office

Imposter Syndrome Workshop: You were not admitted by accident!

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Sponsoring department/office: Graduate Life Office
Undergrad/Grad: Graduate students
Date: January 7 at 8:00 am and 11:00 am EST
Credit/Non-credit: Non-credit
Fee: None

Graduate students will participate in an interactive workshop where they will explore their values and strengths in order to prepare them for the academic challenges ahead.

January 2021 Winter Writing Retreat

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Sponsoring department/office: Graduate Writing Support
Undergrad/Grad: Graduate students
Date: January 15-17
Credit/Non-credit: Non-credit
Fee: $30 (refundable for those who participate at least 3 hours a day)

Take time out for your writing during our January 2021 Winter Writing Retreat. This retreat will be held Friday, January 15 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday, January 16 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, January 17 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. (All times Eastern Standard Time.)

Registration deadline: January 14 at 5:00 pm EST

January 2021 Writing/Reading/Researching Challenge

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Sponsoring department/office: Graduate Writing Support
Undergrad/Grad: Graduate students
Date: January 4 - January 17
Credit/Non-credit: Non-credit
Fee: None

Join your fellow grad students over winter break for an asynchronous 14-Day writing/reading/researching challenge! You will challenge yourself to engage in academic writing, reading, or researching for at least 30 minutes per day for 14 days. You will track your progress in a group forum, where you and other graduate students will encourage and support each other in this endeavor.

Registration deadline: January 1 at 5:00 pm EST

Learn to Make Quiche

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Sponsoring department/office: Graduate Life Office
Undergrad/Grad: Graduate students
Date: January 18 at 11:00 am
Credit/Non-credit: Non-credit
Fee: None

Join Amy from GLO and learn how to make this inexpensive meal that you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Make two and freeze them in individual slices for a quick meal!  Amy will email ingredients a few days before so that you can make it right along with her.  You can then have it for lunch! Great for vegetarians, too!

Paint and Sip with the Art Establishment and GLO

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Sponsoring department/office: Graduate Life Office
Undergrad/Grad: Graduate students
Credit/Non-credit: Non-credit
Fee: $5

Join GLO and the Art Establishment in Bethlehem for a Sip and Paint,  bring your coffee, tea or hot chocolate and get your artsyness on! An instructor from the Art Establishment will guide you through your own masterpiece! GLO will supply you with everything you need for the project by delivering or mailing you the supplies (grads within the United States). For those who would like to participate outside of the United States, you’ll need to supply your own art supplies but are welcome to join us!  Limited to the first 20 grad students that sign up.