Hofstra’s European Odyssey – a 10-week study abroad program through Europe and surrounding regions, departed New York last month with 12 students and two faculty members, Dr. Linda Longmire and Dr. Timothy Smith. Their journey began in Paris, Mt. St. Michel, Libourne, France; Barcelona, Spain; and Geneva, Switzerland. The group, currently in Greece, will move on to Sorrento, Rome and Venice, Italy at the end of March.
Now celebrating its 26th year, the European Odyssey is housed in the Department of Global Studies and Geography and is open to all undergraduate students at Hofstra. 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 8. In addition to France, Spain, Greece, and Italy, the group will travel to Croatia, Bosnia, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, and the Netherlands. Follow their blog to see where they are heading next!