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Study Abroad

Hofstra in London

  • Program Description

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    Program Description

    Hofstra in London Program
    January 5-25, 2019

    The 2019 Hofstra in London Program offers two English during the January 2019 term. Class sessions are held Monday through Thursday, in the morning. Weekends are free for students to enjoy optional travel to other parts of England or other European capitals, such as Paris, Dublin or Amsterdam.

    Optional excursions are available to the British Museum, The National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Museum of the City of London, and Shakespeare’s Globe.

  • Program Details

    Program Details

    Hofstra in London Program
    January 5-25, 2018

    Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply.

    Application Information
    For an application, please visit hofstra.edu/studyabroad and click on “Study Abroad Applications” under the “Useful Resources” tab.  Download and complete the Hofstra in London Program application and the four (4) necessary forms.  Bring the completed application, necessary forms and $400 nonrefundable deposit receipt to the Office of Study Abroad Programs, 107 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus, by October 17, 2018.

    The program fee of $3,800 covers round-trip airfare on a regularly scheduled flight, transfers to and from the airport in London, hotel accommodations (double occupancy), buffet breakfast, a welcome to London dinner, and a British tea at the conclusion of the program.  Single hotel rooms are available for an additional charge of $600.

    In addition to the program fee, students pay standard Hofstra tuition and fees for a three-credit course.
    *The program fee quoted above is subject to change.

    For more information about the program, please contact:

    Dr. John DiGaetani
    Director, Hofstra in London Program
    Department of English
    115 Mason Hall
    124 Hofstra University
    Hempstead, NY  11549-1240

  • Available Courses

    Available Courses

    Hofstra in London Program
    January 5-25, 2019

    Contemporary British Theater
    Professor John DiGaetani
    English 184G (undergraduate) • three (3) credits
    English 250H (graduate) • three (3) credits

    Swinging Sixties in London
    Professor Patricia Smith
    English 196X


    Students in this course read, study, discuss and write about contemporary British theater (British drama since World War II). Among the playwrights to be studied are Samuel Beckett, Noel Coward, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, David Hare, Alan Ayckbourn, Peter Shaffer and Bernard Shaw. Since the course is taught in London, the class work is supplemented with five performances of contemporary plays and world theater classics (depending on what is being staged in London at the time). Additionally, the course includes tours of Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal National Theatre. The course also introduces students to the city of London as the literary and dramatic capital of the English-speaking world. The British Library is used as a major resource for literary research.