Summer 2012 Road Trip Series – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Summer 2012 Road Trip Series

For students like Subin Nepal ’15, this summer has been an opportunity to get to know the Geneva community.

“I’ve loved working here at Hobart and William Smith this summer,” Nepal says.  “Being in Geneva these past months has allowed me the chance to do things like going to the Strawberry Festival and riding my bike along the lake.”

Nepal, an international student from Nepal, is working for The Office of Intercultural Affairs this summer on a video project.  “You get to know the community in a meaningful way by seeing Geneva during this time of year,” he says.

In addition to getting to know the community, the collaboration between The Office of Intercultural Affairs and The Office of Student Activities created a road trip series to provide opportunities for students staying on campus to travel in the region this summer. 

“We have had trips to Cornell University for their summer concerts on the Arts Quad throughout June and July and to Rochester for students to shop and sight-see in the city,” says Intercultural Affairs Program Coordinator Darline Polanco ’09. 

In addition to these trips, students also have the opportunity to visit the Native American Dance and Music Festival at Ganondagan on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. Ganondagan is the site of a preserved Native American community in nearby Victor, N.Y. Today, visitors can learn about the Seneca people who once inhabited the land and celebrate the legacy and customs of music and dance during the Festival.

“The road trip series is not only a fun opportunity for our students, but it is also a great way for them to learn about the rich history of Upstate New York,” says Director of Student Activities Robert Pool.

“We are excited to co-sponsor this programming to enrich the lives of our students staying here this summer.”

For more information or to register for a trip, contact ic@hws.edu.  

In the photo above, Subin Nepal ’15 takes a bike trip coordinated by the Office of Intercultural Affairs.