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Taking Part in a Foreign Culture

By Justin Smith ’11 As Americans, we often find ourselves visiting other countries, whether it be for business or vacation. We spend a week or two shopping, eating out, and visiting famous museums and beaches. We then return home, making the claim that we visited “this place, that place, and everywhere else”. But do we […]

Studying Abroad in Paris

by Joseph P. Andriano ’10 When I exit my apartment building every morning, it is quite clear I am no longer in Farmville, VA.  I make a quick left off my street, and I am on the hustling and bustling Avenue de la Grande Armee.  This road runs under the Arc de Triomphe, and on […]

Gruß Gott aus Karl Eberhard Universiät Tübingen, Deutschland!

by Peter Crowe ’08 (Wurmlinger Kapelle about a two hour hike from Tübingen) Greetings from the University of Tübingen, Germany! I am very confident in stating that my study abroad experience has been one of the most unique and independent opportunities that students from Hampden-Sydney College can experience. The program which laid much of the […]

A Semester in Florence

by Phil Miskovic ’08 Ciao from Firenze, the city of fine wine, gourmet food, and artistic masterpieces. My semester abroad began in mid August with a three day trip to Rome touring some of the famous sights, the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican to name just a few.  Next came orientation in Lido di […]

Study Abroad 2003-2004

During the 2003-2004 academic year, 72 Hampden-Sydney students studied abroad in 11 different countries. The length of study ran from a full academic year to May Term courses and ranged from Europe to Central America to Australia and New Zealand. On September 2, many of the participants gathered in the Parents & Friends Lounge and […]

Spring Semester 2004 Abroad At St. Andrews

by G. W. Zuban ’05 As the new school year opens, I would like to share some of my experiences of last semester spent at the University of St. Andrews in beautiful St. Andrews, Scotland.  As a brief history of the University, it was founded in the early fifteenth century to keep the sons of […]

“Shoe Soles Worn Thin…”

A Message from Dacre Knight ’05 Dated September 16, 2003Greetings to Hampden-Sydney,   I am writing to you from Edinburgh, Scotland, on the eve of beginning a semester of study at St. Andrews.  I am with a group of students, mostly from Washington & Lee, the host university for this program.  We are staying at […]

Reports from Australia and New Zealand

Milos Mihajlovic ’04 is studying for the spring semester 2003 at Macquarie University near Sydney, Australia. Milos is an English major. His courses this semester include Creative Writing, Contemporary English Writers, and Modernism. The excursion to the Blue Mountains was part of the orientation program provided by the Institute for Study Abroad/Butler University. “These pictures […]

Buddhist Studies in Japan

by William J. Kawaihae ’04 at right in front of the Japanese Diet (parliament) Building In the fall semester of 2002-2003, I participated in the Buddhist Studies in Japan program through Antioch College. I chose this program for many reasons: I have an interest in the Buddhist religion and Japanese culture and a desire to […]

Applied Math Major Reczkowski Spends a Semester Abroad

Senior Applied Mathematics major Alex Reczkowski returned to campus this fall after spending the spring semester abroad. Alex spent a semester in Budapest, Hungary, with America’s top undergraduate mathematics students. The Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program is organized through St. Olaf College. In Alex’s words: “Grab up the best undergraduate mathematics students, fly them to […]