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Hofstra University Honors College

Study Abroad

Honors College does not offer its own Study Abroad programs, but we wholeheartedly encourage students to participate in Study Abroad programs either through Hofstra or through other programs (under advisement). Hofstra has many excellent programs during the January term and several summer semester terms. For a full semester or year, students can go abroad through other university programs and transfer the credit back to Hofstra. We also encourage students to participate in service programs or internships abroad. To that end, HUHC makes it possible to earn honors credit for any organized experience abroad (study, service, internship, but not cruises or tourism!) by developing a structured journal abroad (by arrangement with Dean Neil H. Donahue) that allows you to reflect upon, to extend and deepen, the impressions of cultural difference you are going to have anyway over there, --wherever that may be! In other words, Honors College gives you credit for thinking about what you see and hear and read and learn and experience in another culture, and how it differs from what you are already familiar with at home. Study Abroad offers already, inevitably, the kind of value-added enrichment we want you to have in every course here at Hofstra, where every detail of daily life will take on new meaning in a new, unfamiliar cultural context, so we just ask that you chronicle the process whereby you recognize and begin to understand those differences that will in turn give you a better understanding also of your home culture.

HUHC students can earn up to 6 honors credits for separate experiences abroad (3 cr. each for journals based in different cultures / locations).