Wofford College student Nancy M. Ford, a member of the class of 2016 from Sylva, is studying abroad in Nicaragua during Interim 2014.
Interim permits students and professors to concentrate for the month of January on a single study project of his or her choosing. Interim projects are designed to move beyond traditional classroom courses and teaching methods, to consider important topics in relevant ways and places, to observe issues in action, to develop capacities for independent learning, and to encourage the responsible self-direction of educational development.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college of 1,600 students in Spartanburg, S.C. Wofford ranks seventh nationally in the percentage of undergraduates receiving credit for study abroad. Home to one of the nation's 280 Phi Beta Kappa chapters, Wofford's historic 175-acre campus is recognized as a national arboretum. Wofford is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.