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2007 Summer Sessions Bulletin 
    
2007 Summer Sessions Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Study Abroad Programs & Internships


 

Introduction

This summer, turn the world into your classroom. Immerse yourself in Italian culture, study at the leading business school in Europe, find yourself on the French Riviera, 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 attitude, 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, we 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 are interested in studying abroad should meet with a study abroad coordinator. For more information call (516) 463-6947, or e-mail: studyabroad@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra in China (May 21-June 19)

The Hofstra in China program will establish its base in Shanghai. The program will take place at East China Normal University, which boasts the most beautiful campus in Shanghai. While taking courses in Chinese language, culture and literature, students will 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 11; LIT 87; CHIN 1, 3 and 5 and advanced Chinese classes beyond CHIN 5. Students must take six credits.

Participants in the Hofstra in China Program will pay a program fee in addition to Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits.

For further information about the program, please contact the program director: Dr. Zuyan Zhou, Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, at (516) 463-5438 or Zuyan.Zhou@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra in Prague and Central Europe (May 23-June 27)

The Hofstra in Prague and Central Europe Program will give students the opportunity to explore the remarkable city of Prague, to understand better its difficult history and its recent transition to democracy and European Union membership. In addition, the program will travel to nearby Krakow, Poland to discover university student life of the 14th century, visit historic sites, learn about Poland’s change to democracy as well as its dark past during WWII when the program visits Auschwitz, one of the most infamous concentration camps.

Courses offered are: HIST 20 and 177. Students are required to enroll in both courses and can earn a total of six credits. Participants in the Hofstra in Prague and Central Europe Program will pay a program fee in addition to Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits.

For further information about the program, please contact the program director: Dr. Barbara Reinfeld at (516) 463-7008 or BReinfeld@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra in Peru (May 25-June 25)

The Hofstra in Peru program invites you to spend a month exploring ancient and contemporary Peru. We will start in Lima, the seat of the colonial Viceroy of South America and today the capital of Peru, and then spend a week in Cuzco, the center of the Inca Empire. From Cuzco we will venture out to Machu Picchu, the ancient lost city of the Andes, and to Sacsahuaman, the sacred Inca fortress overlooking Cuzco.

The following courses will be offered in English: ECO 110 and LACS 1. The following courses will be offered in Spanish: SPAN 1 through 4, 5, 109, 113B and 114B. Students must take six credits.

Participants in the Hofstra in Peru program will pay a program fee in addition to Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits.

For further information about the program, please contact the program director: Dr. Conrad Herold, Department of Geography and Economics, at (516) 463-6449 or Conrad.Herold@hofstra.edu.

Italian Odyssey (June 1-29)

Journey with us as we explore both the cultural and intellectual history of Italy in an exciting new interdisciplinary program. The adventure begins in the picturesque town of Sorrento, Italy located on western Italy’s Amalfi Coast at the southern tip of the Bay of Naples. Our stay in Sorrento we will also include excursions to the Greek ruins at Paestum, the buried cities of Pompei and Herculaneum (Ercolano), and the wondrous island of Capri. Next we move on to the Eternal City of Rome, where we will explore the crossroads of the Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance ages, visiting the Coloseum, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain, as well as St. Peter’s and the Vatican museums. We conclude our trip in Florence. Here we will be exposed to the glory of Renaissance art and architecture, while taking time to revel in the beauty of the surrounding Tuscan countryside during several scheduled day trips.

The six credit Italian Odyssey program is composed of two 3-credit Hofstra University courses (both taught in English) which begin at Hofstra in June: 1) From Rome to Renaissance: An Intellectual Odyssey and 2) From Classical Forms to Renaissance Ideals: Dramatic Imagination in Italy, team-taught by Professors Linda Longmire, Cindy Rosenthal, and John Teehan. Students are required to take both courses.

Participants in the Italian Odyssey program will pay a program fee in addition to Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits.

For more information and an application for the New College Italian Odyssey Program contact one of the following: Professor John Teehan, (516) 463-6412, John.P.Teehan@hofstra.edu; Professor Linda Longmire, (516) 463-5828, Nuclal@hofstra.edu; Professor Cindy Rosenthal, (516) 463-4996, Cindy.Rosenthal@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra in Ireland (June 21-July 24)

Spend four weeks in Galway on Ireland’s breathtaking Atlantic coast, experience Dublin’s emergence as a global city, and meet community groups working for peace in northern Ireland.

The program is an opportunity to earn credits toward graduation in a spectacular Irish setting, study contemporary Ireland in the classroom and experience it for yourself through field trips and impromptu encounters with locals, learn about the religious and philosophical approaches to life and death, see firsthand the peace process unfold in Northern Ireland, satisfy social science, cross cultural or interdisciplinary distribution requirements, learn the Irish language while satisfying the Hofstra Special Language Option, undertake an individual honors option and/or earn HUHC credit, or build toward a religion or sociology major or minor. The following courses are being offered in Ireland: PHIL 25, SOC 34, EUR 20 and GAEL 1.

Participants in the Hofstra in Ireland Program will pay a program fee in addition to Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits.

For further information about the program, please contact the director: Dr. Gregory Maney at (516) 463-6182 or Gregory.M.Maney@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra in Spain (June 29-July 31)


The 2007 Hofstra Summer Program in Spain will be based in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage City in the northwest of the country. Santiago is an exceptionally beautiful city; its medieval and Renaissance streets and architecture are enchanting.

The University of Santiago de Compostela, where classes will be held, is over 500 years old, and enjoys an outstanding tradition of learning. With its ancient buildings, archives, libraries, and courtyards, the campus is extremely attractive; it is fully equipped with modern facilities and technologies.
By taking part in the program you will enjoy the opportunity to travel to Madrid. We offer full tours of major cultural attractions, including the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, and the Royal Palace.

The program is open, until place are filled, to both Hofstra and non-Hofstra students. We offer a full range of language courses that will help fulfill University requirements, from the introductory level upward, taught by expert professors from the University of Santiago. In addition, we provide an exciting variety of courses in Spanish literature and language, and two specially designed English-language distribution courses in history (including one cross-cultural), all taught by experienced Hofstra faculty. The program may be of particular interest to majors and minors in Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean studies and history, as well as to graduate students in Spanish, but we welcome applications from all motivated and responsible students and graduates from Hofstra and beyond. Students must take six undergraduate or graduate credits.

Participants in the Hofstra in Spain Program will pay a program fee in addition to Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate (or graduate) credits.

For more information about the Spain program, please contact the director: Dr. Maria Anastasio at (516) 463-5504 or Maria.J.Anastasio@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra in Sorrento (June 29-August 2)

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 double rooms, 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. Host family arrangements include breakfast and dinner every day.

The following ITAL courses are offered: workshop in 1 and 2, workshop in 3 and 4, 5, 105, 109, 110 and 156. Students must take six credits.

Participants in the Hofstra in Sorrento Program will pay a program fee in addition to Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits.

For further information about the program, please contact the director: Dr. Lori Ultsch at (516) 463-4519 or Lori.Ultsch@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra in Paris (July 1-31)

The Hofstra in Paris Program offers the unique opportunity to earn academic credits in French and in English-language literature courses while experiencing Paris’ artistic and literary richness.

Program Highlights:
Take distribution courses (LT), complete your language requirement or your French major or minor, and even take courses with an individual honors option.

Learn about arts and literature in Paris through guided visits or museums and writers’ houses.
Spend four days in Barcelona at the end of the program and discover another fascinating European city.

The following courses are offered in French: FREN 1 through 4, 110, and 142. The following courses are offered in English: FRLT 45 and RLLT 102. Students are required to take six credits.

Participants in the Hofstra In Paris Program will pay a program fee in addition to Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits. Limited scholarships are available to Hofstra students in good standing, including the William Shiver Memorial Scholarship for minority students.

For further information about the program, please contact the program director: Dr. Sabine Loucif, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at (516) 463-6572 or sabine.loucif@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra in Japan (July 5-31)

Discover traditional and modern Japan through a four-week study abroad program. We start our trip in Nikko where world famous shrines welcome you after a long flight from JFK. Once recovered from jet lag in Hot Spring or Onsen, we move to glitzy neon-lit Tokyo and stay there for two weeks. We then travel from Tokyo to the beautiful mountain village of Shirakwa. We then move to Nagoya where we enjoy Japanese traditional national sport Sumo wrestling and ultra-modern Toyota factory. The cool northeastern city of Hachinohe is the setting for the final days of our adventure, where your host-families welcome you to make this trip unforgettable.

The following courses will be offered: LIT 85 and PSC 145.

Participants in the Hofstra in Japan Program will pay a program fee in addition to Hofstra tuition and fees for six undergraduate credits.

For further information about the program, please contact the program director: Dr. Takashi Kanatsu, Department of Political Science, at (516) 463-5602 or Takashi.Kanatsu@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra in Germany (August 2-28)

The Hofstra in Germany program takes place in the beautiful and historic city of Munich in the state of Bavaria in southern Germany, not far from the German Alps and neighboring Austria. The city offers a rich environment for exploring German culture: from its world-class museums, opera houses and theaters, to its splendid park, the English Garden, with its rushing Alpine streams and broad vistas of greenery, perfect or cycling and strolling. In this stunning location, in a short, intensive August semester, students will get to know Germany through the special lens of the city of Munich.

The program offers one course, taught in English, on modern German literature and culture (CLL 152A). This course will use the city of Munich and surroundings to introduce students to the literature, painting, architecture and other arts of Germany through the ages, as well as its turbulent political history.

Participants in the Hofstra in Germany program will pay a program fee in addition to Hofstra tuition and fees for three undergraduate credits.

For further information about the program, please contact the program director: Dr. Neil Donahue, Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, at (516) 463-5442 or Neil.H.Donahue@hofstra.edu.

Off-Campus Education

Off-Campus Education International (OCE) provides the opportunity for students to participate in international internships and/or study abroad for Hofstra undergraduate credit this summer in cities such as Barcelona, Bonn, Brussels, Dublin, Edinburgh, London and Melbourne. Areas in which internships are available include local corporations, charitable organizations, education, museums, non-profits, political offices, and theaters. Program dates, internship opportunities, and deadlines vary. Interested students should contact the Director for OCE International (516) 463-5824 by January 17th, 2007.

For domestic internships, contact the Director for Domestic Off-Campus Education, Assistant Dean Rene Giminiani-Caputo (516) 463-5823.