GSD students are invited to explore January Experiences through CREATE, the GSD Career Services website. Brief opportunities, such as attending an Open House at a firm or having coffee with a Loeb Fellow, are great ways to explore a range of career options. We also offer two week externships or “mini-internships”, which provide experience with firms such as Studio Gang and Snohetta.  Log on to your CREATE account to view a range of opportunities.

Houghton Library Wintersession Workshops
For course descriptions and to register:

Letterpress Printing
Friday, Jan. 12, 2-4pm

Descriptive Bibliography
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 10am-12pm

Graphic Techniques
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2-4pm

Interactive Fiction
Saturday, Jan. 20, 10am-5pm


Dates: January 18-19, 10 am-5 pm

SCRIBING is visually representing ideas while someone gives a talk.

In this workshop you will: LEARN cutting-edge drawing and presentation skills, UNDERSTAND how audiences' brains process and store information, PRACTICE expressing yourself visually and verbally, and EXPERIENCE a technique that facilitates group learning and memory.

Learn more and apply:, and click “January Arts Intensives.”

Questions? Contact Bess Paupeck, Program Manager at Arts@29 Garden at

Intensive Workshops on Dialogue and Dignity
Harvard Divinity School 

Application Deadline: December 10, 2017

During January Term 2018, Religions and the Practice of Peace (RPP) at Harvard Divinity School will host two intensive workshops led by expert facilitators with extensive experience in the U.S. and abroad:

The workshops are tailored for those active in religious and spiritual contexts and communities and they are open to all. Space is limited. Applications are due December 10. Priority will be given to current Harvard University students and fellows, for whom the workshops are free. If space permits, Harvard alumni and the general public may attend with an RPP administrative fee.

Learn more and apply online. Send inquiries to

Common Purpose Global Leader Experience
Harvard Wintersession

Dates: 16-19 January 2018
Free and open to students enrolled at Harvard, MIT, Boston College, Tufts University and Boston University.


This four-day program is a unique opportunity for students (undergraduate and graduate) to develop their leadership skills and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) – the ability to cross boundaries and thrive in multiple cultures. Participants are also given the opportunity to meet and network with leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors in Boston such as: the Boston Police Department, Microsoft, the Red Cross and the Boston Globe.

Harvard's Asia Real Estate Association (AREA)
8th annual AsiaTrek
Trip Dates: January 8th to 18th, 2018
Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017
Email for application form:

This year, in collaboration with the GSD Real Estate Development (RED) Club, AREA seeks to provide the students with an opportunity to travel to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo, immersing students into the real estate & financial industry in Asia. In addition, AREA seeks to establish and foster a strong real estate community among the GSD, HKS, HBS, MIT and other academic institutions(Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, etc.) interconnected with the global real estate network.

This year, our trip leaders will be Masamichi Ueta, Wei Xiao, Youngjee Jang and Yifan Wang.  Unfortunately, the trip will not cover your expenses, but we will try to get the best rates for our members as we can for the trip.

The selected participants will be notified by November 10th and the kick-off meeting for the trip will begin on December 1st to further discuss trip logistics and preparation.

J-Term ChinaTrip
Trip Dates:
Jan 2- Jan 14
$600 including accommodation, food and transportation in China
Info Session: Wednesday (Oct 18) at 7:30pm in Gund 111
Please join us for a new adventure in China this winter. We will travel from Beijing to Shenzhen to visit design firms, planning agencies, cultural and historical sites and taste the fantastic cuisine!

Which cities are we visiting this year?

Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen

How to apply?

Please submit to

Short-Term Field Research Grants on Afro-Latin American Studies
Deadline: November 1, 2017 (for students interested in doing field work in January 2018)

Harvard-affiliated undergraduate or graduate students doing short term research (2-8 weeks) in any discipline within Afro-Latin American Studies can apply. Most grants will not exceed $3,000.

Applications must include:

  • A Research Proposal (3 pages max, double space, including title, name, and affiliation)
  • Resume
  • A Letter of Recommendation from your advisor
  • A Budget

Send your complete application to, subject line: “Research Grants.”

This grant is generously funded by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs™ Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies

EH251 Public Health in Megacities: The Environmental Dimension
Application Deadline: September 22

This winter session course introduces students to the environmental challenges and social determinants of health in Mexico City and metropolitan area (MCMA), home to 22 million people. We will specifically look at how physical, built, and social environmental factors intersect to contribute to a wide array of public health outcomes in megacities. The session will cover details about the course curriculum, the application process, and the

Interested students can contact Deni Lopez ( to receive information about the trip and application process.

Harvard Law School
Negotiation Workshop
Application Deadline: noon EST on Friday, October 6, 2017

The Winter 2018 Negotiation Workshop will be taught at Harvard Law School Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Workshop will begin at 9:00 am sharp on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. No one will be admitted to or allowed to complete the course who is not present when the course begins. Participants should adjust their travel plans accordingly. Please also note that the Workshop will have class on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The Workshop will meet for its final class on Friday, January 19, 2018. For credit information, please visit the course catalog listing.

Instructions on registration are available at this site (along with general information):

Mexico City Winternship Program
Trip dates: January 2-20
Application Deadline: October 9, 11:59pm

DRCLAS offers immersive January programs in Latin America for Harvard undergraduate and graduate students. The Mexico Winternship Program gives students the opportunity to live abroad for ~three weeks in a diverse megacity. Students are placed with organizations in various fields including human rights, microfinance, education reform, and digital media, among other areas. Spanish language requirements vary per placement. Click here for more information.

Info Session: October 6, 12pm @ DRCLAS (S216, CGIS South) 

Japan GSD Tokyo Trek
Trip dates: January 6-14th
Application Deadline: October 10

Japan GSD is proud to announce the inaugural Japan Trek 2018. This study tour provides students an opportunity to take part in an immersive workshop with professors and students from Japanese universities, visit leading Japanese design and development firms and institutions, and conduct fieldwork of innovative Japanese architecture and urban design. Through this trip we hope to foster an international exchange of design, culture and ideas.

Information Session Presentation Material

Overview of the Trek and Application Process

For more information, contact Japan GSD at