American Studies


Landau, Germany

Whether it's interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.

With some planning, American studies majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, faculty from the American studies department sponsor programs in Germany, Argentina, and England, as well as in South America.

Landau, Germany

As part of the Germany program, students will study in Landau through the exchange program with the University of Koblenz- Landau. In addition to German language and culture courses, students will be able to select from a variety of English-language courses in Environmental Studies and English/American Studies.

Norwich, England

In the Norwich, England program, students have the opportunity to study at the University of East Anglia (UEA), taking classes and living alongside their British and international classmates, for a full cultural immersion experience.

Ecuador and Peru, South America

As part of the Ecuador and Peru program, students will examine the economic and environmental issues of Ecuador and Peru through study and travel. Students are given the opportunity to explore the Amazon rainforest, as well as participate in an extended study trip to the Galapagos Islands.




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