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Study Abroad

Whether it is interning with an organization in Vietnam, studying Spanish and living with a host family in Spain, or conducting fieldwork on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, your HWS experience can take you across the globe.

Most Hobart and William Smith students will participate in some kind of international learning experience before they graduate. CGE programs are developed carefully and intentionally, to integrate with and complement the HWS curriculum, and to foster personal growth and cross-cultural understanding. Advance planning is essential to ensuring that students in all majors and minors can study abroad and still graduate on time.

The programs on this page are recommended for students in Classics, but do note that the list is not comprehensive. Other locations may offer relevant coursework depending on a student’s individual academic needs and interests. Students may take courses abroad to earn credit toward majors and minors, as well as to address academic goals. However, it is critical that students review the list of courses (and descriptions) available in programs of interest with their academic adviser, department chair, and with staff of the Center for Global Education before applying.

In the fall of 2019, Professor James Capreedy took 17 students to Rome, Italy. The academic focus was on the Imperial Period of Rome (14 CE to 212 CE) and the history of the excavations in Rome. Students studied to see a city such as Rome as layers of history and culture and what affect this layering has on those who live, work and visit the city. Rome is constantly changing; kids kick soccer balls in Medieval-era piazzas, people hang laundry out windows opposite Renaissance churches or jump on a bus next to 2,000-year-old Roman ruins. And so, what began as a course on ancient history turned into a course on how best to experience a city layered with culture and history and, the benefits and challenges of living in such a city.

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Recommended Programs

Rome Copenhagen, Denmark Bath, England Athens, Greece (occasional short-term program) Galway, Ireland Rome, Italy (Art/Architecture) Rome, Italy (non-Art/Architecture)  


Students Explore Ancient Greece

Read about the 2017 short-term program to Greece. This program will be offered again in the summer of 2021.