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Travel to Italy and Israel with Faculty

Registration is open for the next excursions across the globe hosted by Hobart and William Smith faculty. Alums and their families are invited to embark on adventures that foster rich local experiences, cultural understanding and community while indulging in local cuisine, art and history.

“We’re delighted to continue a tradition that connects HWS family members of different generations through enriching global experiences with our faculty,” says Associate Vice President for Advancement Kathy Killius Regan ’82, P’13. “The HWS community and passion for inquiry have no bounds, making Italy and Israel natural next stops for our adventures.”

The programs include:

 “An Italian Road Less Traveled: Calabria and Sicily”

Oct. 2 – Oct. 11, 2018

Alum_Abroad_9Alongside Professor of Sociology Jack D. Harris P’02, P’06 and his wife Deborah Davis Harris ’73, P’02, P’06, alums and their families will explore the art and history of the Tyrrhenian coast; wine and dine at 1,600 meters at volcanic Mount Etna; learn about immigration policy and the mafia from local politicians in Riace; see the best of baroque architecture at Syracusa’s Archeological Park and Ortiga; and more.

Professor Harris has previously led groups of faculty and alums on excursions throughout the world in addition to his leadership roles in guiding students throughout England, Rome and Vietnam. Frequent patrons of southern Italy, he and Deb share a passion for Italian culture, history and people.

Additional details on the trip’s itinerary, accommodations and registration are available here.

“Israel: Land of Cultural Treasures”

Jan. 12 – 21, 2019

Alum_Abroad_8Guided by Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski, alums will embark on a scenic cruise on the Sea of Galilee; visit the 8,000-year-old archaeological mound of Megiddo; partake in the wines of the Mediterranean coast; explore the art world of Tel Aviv; and visit historical sites rooted in Christianity, Judaism and Islam throughout Jerusalem and its surrounding cities.

Dobkowski has previously led HWS students throughout Israel, in addition to his own visits and scholarship that amount to more than 12 visits to the Middle Eastern nation. He has also led seven study tours of HWS students and alums to Germany and Poland. Dobkowski and his wife Karen share an interest in “the rich and diverse historical, religious, cultural and political mosaic” of Israel.

Hobart and William Smith are delighted to partner with AHI Travel for this opportunity. Additional details on the trip’s itinerary, accommodations and registration are available here.