Hofstra’s European Odyssey – a 10-week study abroad program through Europe and surrounding regions, departed New York on February 22 with 12 students and two faculty members, Dr. Linda Longmire and Dr. Timothy Smith. Their journey began in Paris, Mt. St. Michel, and Libourne, France. The group, currently in Spain, will return to France next week before moving on to Florence, Italy.
Now celebrating its 25th year, the European Odyssey is housed in the Department of Global Studies and Geography and is open to all undergraduate students at Hofstra who are either Global Studies majors or minors. The group travels by minivan, and the mobile classroom setting enables students to directly experience a rich comparative array of diverse countries and cultures. Students have the opportunity to interview politicians and policy makers, professors and students, as well as ordinary citizens throughout Europe. The program visits European Union institutions and other sites of both historical and contemporary relevance.
This year’s program continues through May 9. In addition to France, Spain and Italy, the group will travel to Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Luxembourg. Follow their blog to see where they are heading next!