The Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, and there are several programs offered which focus on social justice.
Hobart and William Smith maintain an affiliation with Advanced Studies in England (ASE). ASE, in association with University College, Oxford, provides opportunities for students to participate in a semester-length program in England. This program is based in the beautiful 18th century city of Bath, where students are integrated into British culture through living in the city, joining selected clubs and societies at the University of Bath and Bath Spa University, and through volunteer and internship opportunities. This program incorporates a weeklong residency at University College, Oxford University, and an extended excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Budapest program, offered through Hobart and William Smith affiliation with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), is based at Corvinus University, founded in 1948 and known as Karl Marx University until 1990. Its 10,000 students take courses in general economics, business administration, public administration, and social sciences. The CIEE Study Center is hosted by the Faculty of Business Administration and courses are taken in various faculties throughout the University.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges maintain an affiliation with the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) to provide students with the opportunity to live and study among Irish students at an Irish university. Participants in the program are also encouraged to join one of the many university clubs and organizations in order to directly experience Irish student life and culture. A service learning project, required of all students and linked to the Director's Seminar, provides a unique opportunity for students to gain access to the local community.
HWS offers an exchange program at Lingnan, a university that seeks to provide its students with a quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions from both East and West. It adopts a whole-person approach to education, teaching students to think, judge, care and act responsibly in the constantly changing circumstances of life in Hong Kong, the region and the world. The university is officially bilingual with the majority of classes offered in English to both its international and Chinese students. The Lingnan student body comprises approximately 4,500 students - half undergraduates and half Masters students. International students have many clubs and activities from which to choose and they can enjoy the amenities offered by Hong Kong, a dynamic city where English is widely spoken.
The Mendoza program focuses on Spanish language development and cultural/historical study of Argentina. Spanish language courses and Argentine history/culture courses are taught through CELE (Centro de Espaol como Lengua Extranjera), an institute dedicated to teaching Spanish as a foreign language. CELE is located within the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza's large regional university (38,000 students). HWS students have complete access to University life, including student clubs and organizations.
Hobart and William Smith offer students the chance to study in Wales through its affiliation with University of Wales Trinity St. David. Founded in 1848, the university has a student population mostly from southern Wales but also from other regions of Britain, Western Europe and the U.S. The university is known for its commitment to community engagement and this commitment permeates its innovative curriculum. HWS students have the opportunity to live and take classes alongside Welsh and international classmates. To facilitate engagement with the local community, all students must participate in an academic or extracurricular immersion experience; this may include a credit-bearing internship, a school practicum, or a service-learning project.