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, English majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, faculty from the English department sponsor programs in Ireland and Wales, as well as Los Angeles and New York City.
As part of the Galway program, students are provided 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 all students to gain access to the local community.
As part of the Wales program, 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.