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Interterm & Short-Term Travel


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Winter 2019 courses are now open

Courses for Winter Interterm 2019 are now open! Click the Winter Courses tab for more information. Note: courses will continually be added to this page as they are approved. 

Interterm General Information

Interterm is the period between quarters in which unique on-campus and travel courses are offered in intensive formats to provide students with an alternative approach to learning.

DU faculty create interterm classes that are academically challenging and involve an experiential component. Most students who experience Interterm courses return for additional opportunities to enhance their experience.

The courses may be taken for credit at current DU tuition rates. There are two Interterms each year, which are scheduled immediately after Fall and Winter quarters.

The Benefits

Interterm courses are very appealing for the following reasons:

  • Electives that are distinctive and experiential.
  • Small classes that explore new areas and provoke keen interest.
  • Interaction with DU faculty and highly respected professionals.
  • Intensive courses condense academic work into a few weeks.
  • Travel courses offer educational and multicultural opportunities in exciting locations.
  • Interterm scholarships are available to students who qualify.
  • Interterm courses lighten regular quarterly course loads.
  • Graduation goals are easier to meet by including occasional Interterm courses.