Study Abroad Programs
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“She is the Shakespeare of cities-;unchallenged, incomparable, and beyond envy.”
–John Addington Symonds
The city of Venice, whose allure, beauty and mystery have been incessantly described, photographed and filmed, is the uncompromising setting for this three-week, interdisciplinary program offered in January 2008 by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
Join us as we celebrate this city’s artistic and historical richness and explore her timeless myths and paradoxes.
The following courses are being offered as part of Hofstra’s January 2008 Study Abroad program in Venice (see course listings for additional information):
AH 152, Venetian Art and Architecture (in English), 3 s.h.
ENGL 190Y**, Venetian Shakespeare (in English), 3 s.h.
FA 47, Techniques of Watercolor (in English), 3 s.h.
ITAL 2, Elementary Italian, 3 s.h.
PSC 154, Contemporary Italian Politics (in English), 3 s.h.
All courses meet in the morning, Monday through Thursday. Class work and discussion will be supplemented by visits to artistic and historical sites. Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply.
The registration fee of $2,415 covers tuition and fees for one three-credit course. The program fee of $3,450 covers round-trip airfare, transfers, hotel accommodations, continental breakfasts, evening meals (Monday through Thursday), and cultural tours within Venice. Class space is limited. Therefore, a $200 nonrefundable deposit will ensure a place in the program and must accompany the completed application form. The program fee quoted above is subject to change. Tuition and fees are subject to change. There will be no refunds after December 3, 2007.
Program highlights include:
- Two afternoons a week devoted to cultural tours around Venice.
- Three free weekends to enjoy travel to other cities such as Florence, Rome, Milan and Bologna.
- Day excursion to Verona.
- Day boating excursion to the outer islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello.
- Exclusive hotel accommodations at the San Giorgio and Mercurio hotels.
- Evening dining (Monday through Thursday) at Taverna San Trovaso, a popular Venetian restaurant.
For further information or to receive an application form for the Hofstra in Venice 2008 Program, please contact: Professor Maria Luisa Fixell, Director, Hofstra in Venice Program, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 Calkins Hall, 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549-1070: Phone: (516) 463-4765; Fax: (516) 463-2310.
** Major or minor credit in English; may count as DRAM 116 for drama majors.
Another Athens shall arise. And to remoter time Bequeath, like sunset to the skies, The splendour of its prime;
–Percy Bysshe Shelley, Hellas (1822)
Walk in the streets that Socrates, Plato and Aristotle also walked. Admire the beautiful Parthenon. Visit the birthplace of democracy. Take a trip to Delphi to pay respect to the shrine of Apollo. Sail to the beautiful Aegean islands of Aegina, Hydra and Poros. Enjoy the delights of Greek cuisine in the exotic taverns of Plaka.
The city of Athens, sprawling from the foot of the acropolis, whose crown is the temple of Athena, more famously known as the Parthenon, has beckoned to travelers since its rise as the founding home of democracy in the fifth century B.C. Athens is the site of a three-week odyssey offered by the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages in January 2008. In creating this program, Hofstra University provides a curriculum-related opportunity for students to interact with the landscape and environment that has shaped the foundational principles, ethics and aesthetics of their own culture. Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply. The program fee of $3,400 covers program costs which include round-trip airfare, transfers, hotel accommodations, continental breakfast, evening meals (Monday through Thursday) and excursions to sights within Greece. Students must also pay for three (3) undergraduate credits as well as University fees. Class size is limited, therefore a $200 nonrefundable deposit will ensure a place in the program and must accompany the completed application forms. The program fee quoted above is subject to change. No refunds will be given after December 3, 2007.
The following courses are being offered as part of Hofstra’s January 2008 Study Abroad program in Greece (see course listings for additional information):
CLL 152A, Studies in Literature: Greek Literature in Comparative Context (in English), 3 s.h.
HIST 177C, Special Studies in History: Hofstra in Greece (in English), 3 s.h.
For information and an application, contact Dr. Barbara Lekatsas, Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, 303 Calkins Hall, 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549. Phone: (516) 463-6553; Fax: (516) 463-7082; e-mail: CLLBPL@hofstra.edu.
The Hofstra in London 2008 Program offers courses on theater and on literary London during the January term. Class sessions are held in the mornings, Monday through Friday. Weekends are free to enjoy optional travel to other parts of England or other European capitals, such as Paris, Dublin or Amsterdam.
Optional excursions are available to the British Museum, the National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Museum of the City of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and the London Theatre Museum.
The program fee is $3,000 for those enrolling in either undergraduate or graduate courses. Students must also pay for three (3) undergraduate or graduate credits as well as University fees. The program fee includes round-trip airfare on a regularly-scheduled flight, transfers to and from the airport in London, hotel accommodations (double occupancy), buffet breakfast and a British tea at the conclusion of the program. Single hotel rooms are available for an additional charge of $600. The program fee does not include lunch and dinner or other travel expenses into or out of London. A $200 nonrefundable deposit is required with the application in order to retain a place in the program. There will be no refunds after December 3, 2007.
The following courses are being offered as part of the London Study Abroad program. See course information on preceding pages for additional information.
ENGL 184G/250H, Contemporary British Theater, Professor DiGaetani, 3 s.h.
ENGL 196W/250I, Literary London, Professor Sulcer, 3 s.h.
For more information or an application form contact: Dr. John DiGaetani, Co-Director, Hofstra in London Program, Department of English and Freshman Composition, 115 Mason Hall, 124 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549; Phone: (516) 463-5466, e-mail: email@example.com or Dr. Robert Sulcer, Co-Director, Hofstra in London Program, Department of English and Freshman Composition, 310 Mason Hall, 124 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549; Phone: (516) 463-5472, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hofstra in Mali, West Africa
The West African nation of Mali is a combination of beautiful desert landscapes, traditional hill towns, the bustling capital city of Bamako, the scenic Niger River and the storied ancient (and modern) city of Timbuktu. Experience the diversity of cultures and history of this modern nation and explore its markets, villages and unique architecture. The following course will be offered as part of the Mali Program:
AFST 187A, (CC) Peoples and Cultures of Mali, 3 s.h.
This program involves both on-campus lectures and a trip to Mali. Costs: Tuition and fees (3credits): $2,415. Program cost: $3,300 (includes all airfares, travel within Mali, hotels, all meals, English-speaking guide, mineral water on river trip). Students are responsible for their own passport, visa and inoculation fees. For further information and a program application, please contact: Anne Buddenhagen, Department of Anthropology, 207 Davison Hall, 110 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549-1070; Phone: (516) 463-2423, e-mail: Anne.L.Buddenhagen@hofstra.edu.