Study Abroad 2003-2004

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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 several shared stories of their adventures. G. W. Zuban ’06 of Chesterfield, VA, studied at University of St. Andrews, Scotland, for the Spring Semester 2004. G.W. chose St. Andrews because of its solid academic reputation and it because is substantially larger than Hampden-Sydney College but […]

May Term in France

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by Joe Webb ’03 Photos by Professor Bob Blackman¬† From May 26 to June 13, fourteen HSC students, including myself, spent May Term in Paris with Professors Joan E. McRae, Ray Kleinlein of Davidson College (husband of Professor McRae), and Bob Blackman. The purpose of this May Term experience was to learn that the French really do not despise Americans, only the rude ones. With that in mind, everyone got the chance to learn about French culture, history, and art.¬† ¬† The culture part, which was taught by our fearless leader, Dr. Joan E. McRae, was a means to experience […]

C. Thomas Hogge ’02 is studying this semester in Aix-en-Provence

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Italy beckons like a beacon of wine and culture. Spain has the allure of siestas and festivals. And France spreads itself before eager travelers, a crepuscular carpet of Bordeaux and Camembert. Students in the IAU (Institute of American Universities) program live predominantly with local French families. The arrangement is one that offers both a warm and welcoming environment to students, whether they are seasoned travelers or are in France for the first time. Indeed, for some students the prospect of living away from their families is entirely new, and the added distance of the Atlantic Ocean is certainly a cause […]