Off-Campus Studies


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, physics majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Educations offers abroad programs on six continents, many physics students find themselves studying abroad in Maastricht, Netherlands; Norwich, England or South Africa.

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Maastricht, Netherlands

This program is based in the beautiful city of Maastricht, located near the borders of Belgium and Germany. Its accessibility, numerous galleries and museums, and lively café culture make it an ideal study abroad site. Affiliated with the University College Maastricht (UCM), this program offers highly qualified HWS students the opportunity to study for one semester alongside Dutch and international classmates in a rigorous, highly interactive learning environment.

Norwich, England

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.

South Africa

South Africa provides unique opportunities for study abroad students. It is a highly industrialized country that maintains its African identity, thus bridging the gap between Africa and the Western world. Moreover, South Africa provides perspectives on the central issues of race and ethnicity unlike those found virtually anywhere else in the world.