Programs

parisHendrix College offers several opportunities for students to study abroad:  Accademia dell'ArteHendrix in Austria, Hendrix in China, Hendrix in LondonHendrix in Oxford, and the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), which enables students to study in dozens of countries throughout the world.  Hendrix students may also take advantage of opportunities through the Associated Colleges of the South Turkey Program, other ACS programs, the College Year in AthensSummer in Costa Ricasummer study abroad programs and other travel programs

The application deadline for Hendrix permission to study abroad in any program is November 26, 2007 if you are hoping to study abroad during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Accademia dell’Arte 

The Accademia dell’Arte program offers students interested in theater arts one or two semesters of study in beautiful Tuscany, Italy. Participants live and study in a restored 16th-century villa nestled in the rolling Tuscan countryside, just outside the charming city of Arezzo. The program features an interdisciplinary approach to theater arts, offering courses such as Commedia dell’Arte and Voice and Performance, as well as special performance topics and Italian language instruction. Excursions throughout Italy and extended visits from renowned theater specialists from across Europe are highlight of the program.

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 Hendrix in Austria 

  • Location:  Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria
  • Living Costs:  Presently expenses are likely to be higher that comparable expenses in the U.S.
  • Contact for Information:  studyabroad@hendrix.edu
  • Other Opportunities:  Since Graz is located at the eastern end of the Alps, easy access is available to Eastern Europe, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and southeastern Europe in particular.
  • Application deadline for full consideration:  late fall semester

The exchange program with Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria, usually lasts a year.  A good knowledge of German is suggested, but the program is not just for German speakers.  All courses at Graz, except those involving laboratory space, are open to Hendrix students, and past Hendrix students have given high marks to the language, history, and philosophy courses in Graz.  Graz now also has a list of courses taught in English for those who have little experience in German.

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Hendrix in China 

  • Location:  Heilongjiang University, Harbin, China
  • Contact for Information:  studyabroad@hendrix.edu
  • Application deadline for full consideration:  late fall semester

Hendrix's newest exchange program is with Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China.  Hendrix students can spend fall, spring, or both semesters at Heilongjiang.  All students will take three intensive Chinese language courses, including one in reading Chinese, and one course in contemporary Chinese culture.

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Hendrix in London  

  • Location: University of London, London, England
  • Contact for Information: studyabroad@hendrix.edu
  • Curricular Offerings: Four courses:  Shakespeare, British Art and Architecture, British Life and Culture, and a course taught by a Hendrix faculty member
  • Living Costs: At present exchange rates, higher than Conway.
  • Other Opportunities: Exposure to British culture through living in London and by travelling extensively throughout the British Isles.  Also some limited time to travel to continental Europe.
  • Duration of Program: Fall semester.
  • Application deadline for full consideration:   Late fall semester

"The program provides an academic setting just like the one at Hendrix.  Cultural opportunities are a world apart, though," said one recent London term alumnus.  The program is offered during the fall semester only.  All students enroll in the same four courses, three of which are taught by British faculty and one by a Hendrix faculty member.  Living and traveling together in London and Great Britain, students take weekly walking tours of the city, day trips outside London, and attend several plays as a part of the program, at no extra cost.

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Hendrix in Oxford 

  • Living Costs:  Currently, many expenses in England are considerably higher than comparable expenses in the U.S.
  • Contact for Information:  studyabroad@hendrix.edu
  • Application deadline for full consideration:   Late fall semester

The Hendrix in Oxford program in Oxford, England provides one or two semesters of supervised independent study in a personalized and flexible framework in one of the world's great centers of learning.  The academic calendar includes one nine-week term in the fall and two terms in the spring. Courses are taught in the tutorial system, in which students meet with their major tutor every week and a minor tutor bi-weekly.  Tutorial essays are due at each meeting.  The list of possible subjects of study is extensive and includes many types of classes found in the humanities and social science areas at Hendrix.

Christmas and Spring vacations are long, sometimes up to five weeks, and students often have the opportunity for extensive travel in Europe and beyond.

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International Student Exchange Program

Hendrix College is a participant in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), which gives Hendrix students the chance to apply to academic programs at over 100 institutions in roughly 40 countries around the world.  Programs in the native language of each country are available in dozens of disciplines, from art history to psychology.  Many of the overseas member schools offer entire programs in English, even in non-English-speaking countries, allowing Hendrix students to take courses in their major in English around the world.  In recent years, students have participated in programs in Sweden, Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand and many other countries.

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Associated College of the South Program in Turkey

Hendrix students also have the opportunity to study abroad through the cooperative exchange agreement with the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS).  In the ACS Turkey Progrm, students will spend 3 weeks in Istanbul, Turkey, tour the country for 10 days, then enroll in courses (taught in English) in Ankara.  Further information is available in the Study Abroad Library.

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 Associated Colleges of the South Programs

Hendrix students also have the opportunity to study abroad through other ACS programs as a part of the cooperative exchange agreement with ACS.  Information on these high-quality programs in avaliable in the Study Abroad Library.

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College Year in Athens

This program gives students the opportunity to learn more about Greece, from ancient times to modern.  CYA's in-the-field instruction and on-site learning are an exciting way to both learn about and visit some of Greece's most important sites.  More information can be found in the Study Abroad Library, or at their website:  www.cyathens.org. 

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Summer in Costa Rica  

The Hendrix College summer in Costa Rica offers students the opportunity to engage in an intensive study of Latin American culture and environment.  Three classes will be offered: Tropical Biology, Peoples and Culture of Latin America, and Spanish Language (directed to the student’s level of proficiency).  Students and faculty will live in the Ecolodge, a small research station located in the rural farming community of San Luis high in the mountains of northern Costa Rica.  The station is adjacent to the Monteverde and Children’s Rainforest preserves and therefore provides easy access to magnificent cloud forest ecosystems.  The local community is deeply involved in the management of the Ecolodge, which allows students to interact closely with the local populace.

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Summer Study Abroad Programs 

Hendrix has recently started offering short-term summer study abroad options.  These programs are organized, taught and led by members of the Hendrix faculty.  Recent options included a two week program in Germany, offered by Dr. Wayne Oudekerk, and a program in Italy led by Dr. Rod Miller.  These programs are run by the individual faculty member and are announced and arranged on an ad hoc basis.  Please contact the faculty members directly for further information about their programs.

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Other Travel Programs 

There are other opportunities for Hendrix students to travel abroad.  The Hendrix-Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling sponsors summer mission work in developing countries: in recent summers, groups of students have done volunteer work in the Bahamas, Peru, South Africa, and Mexico.  Dr. Peg Falls-Corbitt is the contact person for these non-credit volunteer programs.


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