The Muse Scholars have benefited from Hunter's many rich Education Abroad offerings. Read below to learn about the scholars' experiences with the programs in England, France, India and Spain.
Class of 2017
Alison is studying Spanish Language & Literature in Madrid, Spain during Summer 2014. Participants live with local host families, an integral part of the program that provides insights into Spanish culture and a daily opportunity for language practice.
Students also get to experience one of the liveliest cities in the world by visiting ancient places such as Segovia from the Roman Days; Salamanca, one of the oldest universities in Europe; Avila, the medieval world city; and more.
Class of 2016
Joy studied Media and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London during the Spring 2014 semester. Queen Mary is one the largest colleges of the University of London, which has an international reputation for academic excellence and a wide range of undergraduate programs.
Queen Mary is the only campus-based College of the University of London in central London and offers a friendly and welcoming study environment. The College is located in the vibrant East End, two miles east of the Tower of London, close to the new Docklands financial centre and just 15 minutes from the center of London.
Class of 2015
Colleen studied Contemporary British Drama in London, England during Summer 2012. This four-week course explores the diversity of theatrical offerings in London, aiming to give students a wide-ranging, diverse and historically rich understanding of British theatre as it is practiced today in both traditional and experimental venues.
Students attend 12 plays, ranging from performances of Shakespeare and Restoration Comedy to classics of the modern British stage and contemporary works by leading dramatists. Special attention is given to the complex ways in which certain British theatrical institutions - the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Old Vic, the Haymarket, and the Donmar Warehouse - present different styles of production based on varying aesthetic aspirations.
Emily studied French language in Compiegne, France during Summer 2013. Run at the prestigious L'Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), about 50 miles north of Paris, this program provides 25 hours of French language instruction weekly at several different levels. CUNY students study alongside students from different countries of Europe.
In addition to daily French classes, Hopkins and her classmates took weekly field trips to see cultural monuments - such as the Château de Pierrefonds, a castle from the Middle Ages - and other local sites, including Parc Astérix, an amusement park based on a famous French comic.
During Summer 2014, Joy will be studying in India. She will be learning about Tibetan art-making and collage in Dharamsala, where the Tibetan government-in-exile operates, many Tibetan refugees live and the Dalai Lama resides.
Joy will spend five weeks in a SUNY Purchase program learning about Tibetan and Indian culture, making art and practicing yoga. After the completion of the program, she will remain in India independently for three additional weeks, making photographs, studying yoga and meditation and continuing her immersion in Tibetan and Indian cultures. She plans to make photographs during her entire trip.
Scanlon's summer study is supported by the prestigious Raab Presidential Fellowship, which will fund her purchase and development of film.