This summer, turn the world into your classroom. Immerse yourself in Italian culture; learn business practices first hand in China, or The Netherlands; find yourself on the coast of Ireland, or learn to speak Spanish like a Spaniard and much more.
An international experience benefits students by offering a global outlook that emphasizes the ties among nations and cultures. In addition, it enhances career preparation by teaching valuable cross-cultural and workplace skills that are extremely critical to employers in building their work force. Study abroad can be fun and educational. Much of the experience comes from coping with the challenges of, and learning to adapt to, a foreign environment. Living in another country fosters patience, changes attitudes, develops maturity and self-confidence, and enhances understanding of our complex world. A carefully, chosen overseas study program can contribute not only to academic and personal growth but to career goals as well.
At Hofstra University, we pride ourselves on the diverse selection of study abroad programs available. Whether students choose to study abroad to enhance the level of a specific language or culture or to expand the knowledge of a specific concentration, they can find an appropriate program. Hofstra offers various program lengths, from one semester to a full year, or during the winter or summer sessions.
Students who would like to learn more about study abroad options are requested to visit The Office of Study Abroad Programs, 107 Roosevelt Hall or contact Maria.L.Fixell@hofstra.edu, Assistant Dean for Study Abroad, 516-463-4765.
Programs Offered in HCLAS
Japan: May 23-June 26, 2012
Discover traditional and modern-day Japan through a five-week study abroad program. During the summer 2012 Hofstra in Japan Program students stay in Tokyo three weeks at Tokyo Future University and then spend the remaining two weeks exploring the western part of Japan.
The following courses are offered: ASST 021 , 150A; PSC 145; JPAN 001Z and MGT 171.
Participants in the Hofstra in Japan program pay a program fee in addition to standard Hofstra tuition and fees for three or six credits.
For further information, please contact Dr. Takashi Kanatsu at 516-463-5602.
China: May 21-June 19, 2012
The 2012 Hofstra in China Program is based in Shanghai and takes place at East China Normal University, which boasts the most beautiful campus in Shanghai. While taking courses in Chinese language, culture and literature, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural excursions. A two-and-a-half-day visit to Beijing constitutes a final highlight of the program.
Course offerings include: ASST 011, LIT 087, and beginning, intermediate and advanced Chinese language classes. Students can take either three or six credits.
Participants in the Hofstra in China program pay a program fee in addition to standard Hofstra tuition and fees for three or six undergraduate credits.
For further information about the program, please contact Dr. Zuyan Zhou, at 516-463-5438.
Berlin: August 5-25, 2012
Hofstra is pleased to offer this new three-week program in Berlin to students who will have the opportunity to enjoy the city of Berlin with all its culture, history and vibrant city life and at the same time earn credits.
Course offering: CLL 151.
Participants in the Hofstra in Berlin program pay a program fee in addition to standard Hofstra tuition and fees for three undergraduate credits.
For further information about the program, please contact the program director: Dr. Gregory Kershner at 516-463-5434.
Spain: June 30-July 31, 2012
The Spain 2012 Program is based in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage City in northwest Spain. It is an exceptionally beautiful city and its medieval and Renaissance streets and architecture are enchanting.
Participants have the opportunity to enjoy several weekend excursions, which are planned an organized by the university. Students also spend a few days in Spain’s capital, Madrid, and experience the vibrant cultural life of this major European city.
The following courses are offered: SPAN 001-005, 109, 120, 129; GS 105, SPLT 060. Graduate courses include SPAN 224B and 225B.
Participants in the Hofstra in Spain program pay a program fee in addition to standard Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate or graduate credits. Participants in this program are required to take six credits.
For further information about the program, please contact Dr. Maria Anastasio at 516-463-5504.
Sorrento: May 23-June 26, 2012
Hofstra’s five-week summer program in Sorrento, a seaside resort town in southern Italy, provides students with the opportunity to study Italian culture and language in a full immersion environment. Sorrento is world renowned for its dramatic rock beaches, refined cafes, elegant shops, centuries-old artisan workshops, an international cinema festival, a summer Jazz festival, and its convenient proximity to the posh island retreats of Capri and Ischia, the archeological sites of Pompei and Herculaneum, the picturesque seaside town of Positano, and the breathtaking costiera amalfitana.
While in Sorrento, students live in shared apartments with fully equipped kitchens or can elect to live with host families carefully chosen by the staff of our host school in Sorrento.
The following ITAL courses are offered: ITAL 001 and/or 002, 003 and/or 004, 105, 111 and 170F. The following courses are offered in English: ITLT 041 and ITST 142. Students must take six credits. Participants in the Hofstra in Sorrento program pay a program fee in addition to standard Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits.
For further information about the program, please contact Dr. Simone Castaldi at 516-463-4588.
Italian Odyssey: June 2-24, 2012
Journey with us as we explore both the cultural and intellectual history of Italy in this exciting interdisciplinary program . Our learning adventure is based in Sorrento and Rome Italy.
The following courses are offered: Cultural Globalization and Gods and Sages: Religious Wisdom in the Ancient World. Students are required to take both courses for a total of six credits.
Participants in the Italian Odyssey program pay a program fee in addition to standard Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits.
For further information about the program, please contact the program co-director: Dr. John Teehan at 516-463-6412.
Ireland: June 27-July 23, 2012
Ireland is known as “The Island of Saints and Scholars,” and perhaps more famously for its theatre, contemporary music, and politics. The program begins in Galway, at the National University of Ireland, a ten-minute walk off campus to a vibrant college town, home of the Galway Film and the Galway Arts Festivals. There are visits to the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.
Courses include: IRE 185A (‘Crowning Hibernia’: England’s Ireland, 1500-1700), IRE 163 (Contemporary Irish American Literature and Culture), IRE 123/ENGL 123 (Anglo Irish Drama), and GAEL 001 (the first course in the Irish Language, which also satisfies the Special Language Option). Honors options are also available.
Participants in the Hofstra in Ireland program pay a program fee in addition to standard tuition and fees for three, and up to six, undergraduate credits. For further information about the program, please contact the program director: Professor Patricia Navarra at 516-463-0234.
France: June 28-August 1, 2012
The Hofstra in France program offers the unique opportunity to earn academic credits in French language and literature courses as well as in business and marketing while experiencing Paris’ artistic and literary richness.
The following French courses are offered: FREN 001-004, 110, and 142. The following courses are offered in English: FRLT 043 and 045 and RLLT 102. The following Business courses are offered: IB 150, 207; MKT 170, and 220. Students are required to take six credits.
Participants in the Hofstra in France program pay a program fee in addition to standard Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits.
For further information about the program, please contact the program director: Dr. Sabine Loucif, at 516-463-6572.
Programs Offered in FGZSOB
France: June 28-August 1, 2012
The Zarb School of Business, in cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts and Science’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, offers the unique opportunity to earn academic credits in international business and marketing as well as in French language and literature courses, all the while experiencing the artistic and literary richness of Paris and the South of France. Students spend three weeks in Paris where courses meet Monday through Thursday, and class work and discussions are supplemented with visits to artistic, literary, and historical sites. Students spend the last week in Nice on the French Riviera, where excursions to museums, Monaco, and the Italian Riviera are the primary focus of this portion of curriculum.
The program is available to all undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of their major. Undergraduate students must take two courses, one business course (either Introduction to International Business (IB 150) or International Marketing (MKT 170)) and one HCLAS course (FREN 001-004, 110, 142; FRLT 043, 045; or RLLT 102). Graduate students must take only one business course: International Marketing (MKT 220) or Global Decision Making (IB 207, which can be set up as an independent study.)
For further information about the program, please contact Dr. Rick T. Wilson, Department of Marketing and International Business, 124 Weller Hall, 516-463-5175.
China: May 23-June 26, 2012
The Zarb School’s program in China offers Hofstra business students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge about international business/ marketing gained in classrooms by exposing them to real-life business environment in China. Through field experiences, students gain valuable experiential insights and perspectives that enhance and supplement their learning at Hofstra University. Students take MKT 170/220 International Marketing and/or IB 207 Global Business Decision Making in two stages: they attend three weeks of classes on campus where they learn about international marketing, and then they travel to China to experience the subject firsthand and attend more lectures at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Students will visit businesses and learn about business practices in China. Local scholars and company personnel will give guest lectures to expose students to the local environment. For further information about Zarb School in China, please contact Dr. Yong Zhang, Department of Marketing and International Business, 127 Weller Hall, 516-463-5713.
Hofstra’s Exchange Program With the University of Amsterdam
The Zarb School of Business offers students the opportunity to travel to The Netherlands to take classes either on a full-time basis during a regular semester or on a part-time basis during the summer at the University of Amsterdam. Students from the University of Amsterdam also benefit from this exchange program and may take courses at Hofstra. For more information about the School of Business’ exchange program with the University of Amsterdam, please contact Ms. Gioia Bales, Assistant Dean, Third Floor Weller Hall, (516) 463-5703.
Hofstra’s Exchange Program With Erasmus University
The Zarb School of Business in cooperation with Erasmus University offers an exchange program for graduate students majoring in finance. Under advisement, Zarb School students may register for courses offered as part of the Master in Financial Management program at Erasmus University, and Erasmus students may register for courses in the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program and other graduate finance courses at Hofstra. For further information about Hofstra’s exchange program with Erasmus University, please contact the Department of Finance, 221 Weller Hall, (516) 463-5698 or MSQF@hofstra.edu.
Programs Offered in SOEHHS
Mediterranean Cruise: June 29-July 13, 2012
This exciting Study Abroad 2012 option is a Mediterranean Cruise that includes the itinerary listed below. SOEHHS faculty members are collaborating to offer a variety of courses coupled with a Celebrity Cruise experience to Italy, Greece, and Turkey.
Students and faculty members will depart on Friday, June 29 by air from NYC/JFK Airport to Rome and will stay two nights in a Rome hotel until cruise departure on July 2. While in Rome, sightseeing activities will be available. The trip will end in Rome on Friday, July 13 with air travel to NYC/JFK on the same day.
June 29: Air travel from NYC/JFK to Rome
June 30: Sightseeing in Rome
July 1: Sightseeing in Rome
July 2: Morning sightseeing; departure on cruise ship at 5 p.m. (Board ship after 12 noon)
July 3: At sea
July 4: Arrive in Santorini, Greece
July 5: At sea
July 6: Arrive in Istanbul, Turkey
July 7: In Istanbul, Turkey
July 8: In Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
July 9: In Piraeus (Athens), Greece
July 10: In Mykonos, Greece
July 11: At Sea
July 12: In Naples, Italy
July 13: Arrive in Rome; Air travel from Rome to NYCJFK.
Course Offerings on the Cruise
Building Literacy Strategies by Exploring the Connection Between Cultural Influences, Italian Folklore and Children’s Literature (3 s.h.): ELED 186I; SED 186I; ELED 205; ELED 286I; SED 286I; CT 286I.
Exploring the Greek Heritage of Geometry (3 s.h.): SED 180M; MATH 280M; SED 280M.
Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Education: Learning through the Arts (3 s.h.): CT 281I; SED 181I; ELED 181I; ELED 122; ELED 212; CT 298B; SED 114; CT 297B.
Additional courses include: CT 102, 229; ELED 181A, 213, 243, 281A; SED 178.
Course and Trip Information
Participants pay a program fee in addition to standard Hofstra tuition and fees. The program fee for participants is subject to change due to international currency fluctuations, energy surcharges and other price increases. The final cost includes: cruise and hotel accommodations (double/triple occupancy), round-trip Rome airfare to NYC/JFK, all ground and sea transportation, and all cruise meals. Fee does not include incidental costs, excursions and meals in ports-of-call.
For further information, contact the Office of Professional Development Services, 113 Hagedorn Hall, 516-463-5750.
Professional development hours and/or in-service credit may be available through school districts. School district purchase orders are accepted.
Programs Offered in the School of Communication
Rome: July 7-August 3, 2012
SCO in Rome! is a brand-new program and the first of its kind in the School of Communication. Bringing together students and faculty from two Departments—Public Relations and Radio/TV/Film—students will experience international media and culture like never before.
The four-week program exposes students to one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Rome, the media center of Italy, has a rich heritage of communication in all forms to complement its breathtaking arts, culture, and ‘dolce vita.’ Students stay in modern dormitory facilities in the Prati section near Vatican City and a number of other attractions. Twice-weekly tours of major communication organizations and cultural attractions include Cinecittà (“Cinema City,” Italy’s version of Hollywood), the major ruins and museums, and the Vatican.
Two courses are offered—RTVF 65, Television Production Practicum: International Media Production and PR 180A, Image vs. Reality: Differences and Similarities in American/Italian Media Campaigns.
Participants in the SCO in Rome! program pay a program fee in addition to standard Hofstra tuition and fees. Participants are required to take a minimum of three credits. For further information, please contact the Program Director, Randy Hillebrand at 516-463-5205.