Fordham University Establishes Liberal Arts Summer Program in LondonContact: Syd Steinhardt
Fordham University's Liberal Arts Summer Program will debut in June at Heythrop College, the Jesuit specialist philosophy and theology college within the University of London. The program will be administered through Fordham’s London Centre, an affiliation announced last April between Fordham and Heythrop.
This new component of Fordham’s study-abroad program will give students the opportunity to pursue liberal arts courses during two summer sessions in London. Interested students who enroll in the program can choose from seven classes within the disciplines of English, film, history, Latin American/Latino studies, economics and creative writing.
"The courses, to be offered by some of our most distinguished faculty, cover a wide range of disciplines and take unique advantage of London," said Ronald S. Méndez-Clark, Ph.D., director of the International and Study Abroad Programs at Fordham. "These should be of interest to students from several majors who want to have an international experience and are eager to balance rigorous coursework with opportunities to explore the dynamic city of London."
The affiliation between Fordham and Heythrop created a home in Kensington Square for Fordham's already existing programs, including its London Dramatic Academy, the spring semester program in the College of Business Administration, and two CBA summer programs. The facilities feature newly renovated classrooms, offices and conference space, and on-campus dormitory accommodations that will be available during the summer sessions.
"Fordham welcomes students from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, as well as students from other colleges and universities from here and abroad, to its new academic London Centre," said Méndez-Clark.
A constituent college of the University of London, Heythrop was established in 1614 in Belgium by the Society of Jesus, and was relocated to England during the French Revolution. It moved to central London in 1970, when it joined the University of London.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.