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, child advocacy minors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. The Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, including locations such as Ireland, New Zealand, Denmark, and Wales.
The study abroad program at the University of Auckland, on New Zealand's beautiful North Island, is designed in particular for students interested in Education. The New Zealand Program is offered in the fall semester odd years (2001, 2003, etc.) and is directed on-site by a HWS Education Department faculty member.
Copenhagen is the capital of a modern, affluent, democratic society with a modern economy. Students in the Denmark program may choose to live either with a Danish host family, in an international student residence, or in a flat with a Danish roommate, 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.
Trinity College 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.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges maintain an affiliation with the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) to provide students with the opportunity to live and study among Irish students at an Irish university. Participants in the program are also encouraged to join one of the many university clubs and organizations in order to directly experience Irish student life and culture. A service learning project, required of all students and linked to the Director's Seminar, will provide a unique opportunity for students to gain access to the local community.