Arts and Education


Whether it's interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.

With some planning, students in the arts and education program can travel abroad and still graduate on time. The Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, including countries like France, Wales and Denmark.

Aix-en-Provence, France

The Colleges have an affiliate relationship with the Institute for American Universities (IAU) based in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The basic principle of the Marchutz School of Art is simple: the synthesis of sight (a perception of the world) and insight (a perception of art) can be the precursor to fresh, original painting. Students paint and draw daily; they work from models, still-life, and landscapes. In addition, visits to museums and regular written and reflective assignments are part of the curriculum. Each student is also required to take one course in French language to enhance the cultural experience and facilitate full participation in the daily life of Provence.

Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest program, offered through Hobart and William Smith Colleges' affiliation with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), is based at Corvinus University, founded in 1948 and known as Karl Marx University until 1990. Its 10,000 students take courses in general economics, business administration, public administration, and social sciences. The CIEE Study Center is hosted by the Faculty of Business Administration and courses are taken in various faculties throughout the University.

Carmarthen, Wales

Hobart and William Smith Colleges offer students the chance to study in Wales through its affiliation with University of Wales Trinity St. David. Founded in 1848, the university has a student population mostly from southern Wales but also from other regions of Britain, Western Europe and the U.S. The university is known for its commitment to community engagement and this commitment permeates its innovative curriculum. HWS students will have the opportunity to live and take classes alongside Welsh and international classmates. To facilitate engagement with the local community, all students must participate in an academic or extracurricular immersion experience; this may include a credit-bearing internship, a school practicum, or a service-learning project. Many courses at the university include such components and can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have affiliated with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) to offer an off-campus program in Copenhagen, capital of the oldest kingdom in the world and one of the most socially progressive countries in Europe. At DIS students can take classes (over 130 courses are offered) taught in English by an outstanding group of faculty and can participate in study tours to other European countries (Russia, Germany, the Czech Republic, and other parts of Northern Europe and Scandinavia). Students on the program may choose to live either with a Danish host family, in an international student residence or in a flat with a Danish roommate (as arranged by DIS), each offering a different cultural immersion experience. A challenging academic environment, coupled with Copenhagen's cosmopolitan appeal, creates an opportunity for a unique off-campus experience.

Norwich, England

In Fall 2005, Hobart and William Smith Colleges launched an affiliation with the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England. UEA has a student population of 13,000, with approximately 2,000 international students drawn from 100 nations around the world. The university is ranked among Britain's finest academic institutions. HWS students have the opportunity to study at UEA, taking classes and living alongside their British and international classmates, for a full cultural immersion experience.

Rome, Italy

The interdisciplinary Rome program utilizes the entire city as a classroom or studio. While the program is designed to immerse students fully in the experience of being in Rome, excursions will provide students a wider perspective on the history, culture and daily life of Italy as a whole. Students will live in furnished flats to provide an opportunity to practice Italian language skills and experience Roman daily life. Students are affiliated with the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci (SLdV), one of the leading language and culture schools in Italy.



At HWS, students have the freedom to study at any of our Global Education destinations.

The featured abroad programs may be a good fit for arts and education majors based on content of the curricula.


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