B’More Intersession Program

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Intersession: January 17 – 20, 2023

The B’More Intersession Program is a one- week academic and co-curricular experience designed to introduce first -year Johns Hopkins University students to Baltimore City’s civic and cultural landscapes while showing them the ways in which community engagement can enhance their JHU education. During this weeklong experience, first- year students can elect to register for a free of cost, one credit course, taught by either a JHU faculty or staff member, and/or a community partner in Baltimore City. Students are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. The courses run during the last week of the January Intersession period. B’More Intersession Week is kicked-off with an opening session designed to introduce B’More students to the thematic elements they will see embedded into their courses. The week concludes with a closing session meant to facilitate student reflection connected to their B’More courses and co-curricular experiences. If you aren’t a first year student but interested in community focused activities, learn more about other Center for Social Concern programs.

Theme: What is Democracy?

For Students

As a result of participating in the B’More Intersession Program, first year students will be able to:

  • Recognize actions they can take to be active citizens and critical thinkers in the JHU and Baltimore communities.
  • Identify resources available to support their community and civic engagement at JHU and in Baltimore.
  • Connect with other members of the first-year class, JHU staff and faculty, and Baltimore community partners.

Class Registration

View January 2023 B’More Intersession Courses (for first year students only)

Link: TBD

Register for a 2023 B’More course starting December 2022 by logging into SIS!

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For Faculty & Instructors

Each year, the B’More Intersession Program follows the theme of the Hopkins Common Question, which poses one big question to the Hopkins community, and inspires reflection, public discourse, and learning through immersion in relevant sources. Faculty and instructors are expected to embed this theme into their B’More courses. This year’s theme is What is democracy?


Instructors are paid $1,500 and are set up through the Summer & Intersession Programs (SIP) Office and the Center for Social Concern. B’More instructors must have a sponsoring department. Students receive one (1) credit for their participation in a B’More course and are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Application Process and Procedures

To express your interest and desire to teach a B’More course, please click on the link below to fill out the application and attach your CV and Course Proposal Template by the deadline: September 21, 2022. A blank copy of the B’More Course Proposal Template can be found here.

All proposal templates will be reviewed by members of the Center for Social Concern and Office of Summer and Intersession Programs. You will be notified if your course is approved to be a part of the B’More program by September 30, 2022.

PDF Document: View B’More 2022 Courses here.

Please direct any questions to Luisa De Guzman, Assistant Director, Engaged Scholarship.

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B’More 2023 Intersession Timeline

November 21, 2022 View 2023 Intersession Courses on SIS
December 6, 2022 Registration Begins on SIS
Monday, January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Holiday - University Closed)
Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, January 20, 2023 B’More Program Dates