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, media and society majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, faculty from the media and society program sponsor programs in England, Wales and Italy.
As part of the London, England program, students will intern with a local business, agency or organization. Through this experience and related coursework students will gain an understanding of historical London as well as the city's evolution as a modern, multicultural city.
In the Norwich, England program, students have the opportunity to study at the University of East Anglia (UEA), taking classes and living alongside their British and international classmates, for a full cultural immersion experience.
As part of the Wales program, students will 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 inclue a credit-bearing internship, a school practicum, or a service-learning project.
In the Italy program, students utilize the entire city of Rome as a classroom or studio. The program is designed to immerse students fully in the experience of being in Rome, but several significant excursions will provide students with a wider perspective on the history and culture of daily life in Italy.