Catalog 2022-2023

Spanish Odyssey Guide

Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirements include the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For more information, visit the Odyssey Program Info Hub.

Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need to be related to your major or minor.


Established Pathways to Odyssey through the Major

Global Awareness

  • Hendrix in Madrid

Professional and Leadership Development

  • Atlantis Fellowship for Pre-Med Students

Service to the World

  • Spanish Medical Translator and Interpretation. Conway Regional Hospital


Additional Examples of Past Odyssey Experiences

Global Awareness

  • Borges in Buenos Aires
  • Encountering the Basque
  • Exploring Spanish Healthcare
  • Healthcare Beyond the US
  • Norway, Iceland, Svalbard, Oh My!
  • Pre-Med/Pre-Health Costa Rica Course: Emergency and Wilderness Medicine
  • Promoting Food Sovereignty Through Sustainable Farming
  • Retracing Revolution: Communism in Cuba
  • The Spanish View on the Myth of Don Juan throughout History: El Burlador de Sevilla, Don Juan Tenorio, and Present Day
  • Understanding Health Care and Human Rights in the Developing World

Professional and Leadership Development

  • An Engineered Law Internship
  • Enlightening Kenyan Youth for a Greener Future

Service to the World

  • El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center Volunteer
  • Sea Turtle Conservation in Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Summer Spanish Program. The Faulkner County Library

Special Projects

  • A Spiritual Journey on the El Camino: A Visual Odyssey
  • Ballads, Mountains, and Murders: Songs of Appalachia
  • Behind a Surgical Mask
  • Catalan Conflict and Culture
  • Exploring Aspects of Nicaraguan Healthcare System: Kidney Transplantation, Past and Present
  • Illustrating Spanish Literature
  • Spanish Language immersion in Cuba
  • The Effect of Globalization on the Cultural Image of Peripheral Communities in the Dominican Republic
  • Translating from Spanish to Encourage Multilingual Education

Undergraduate Research

  • The Many Lives of Don Juan



You are encouraged to work with professors to propose individual or group Odyssey projects. 

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