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Studying the Middle Ages Abroad

Study Tour: Spain                                                                                              A Medieval Summer in London

The Center for Medieval Studies offers undergraduate and graduate students several opportunities to enrich their appreciation and knowledge of the middle ages by studying abroad. The Center regularly runs a summer courses at Fordham’s London campus at Heythrop College (University of London) in Kensington Square, in the heart of London.

In the summer of 2013, our A Medieval Summer in London program will include a course on The Knights of the Round Table, taught by Dr Susanne Hafner. The Summer 2012 course, English Mystics and Heretics, was taught by Dr Patrick Hornbeck; click here to see the blog kept by the students in this course. For one student's experience studying abroad in this course, see her review in The Ram, Fordham's student newspaper. For several Fordham students’ experience at the Heythrop College campus, see the article in the Fordham Observer.

For several years we have run Study Tour courses, which generally involve two weeks of intensive travelling (either in the early summer or January intercession) linked to meetings in the school year to prepare for the course. From May 22 to 6 June, as part of a spring 2013 course, Dr Richard Gyug will again be running his popular Study Tour: Spain, which walks along the last 200 miles of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Past blogs of the Camino trip, along with syllabi and further information on the course, are available at the Study Tour: Spain link above. Dr. David Myers will be walking with the class this year. Up to 14 undergraduates are accepted, and graduate students also often accompany the group.

Students may also wish to participate in another of Fordham's Study Abroad programs, since many offer courses about the middle ages. Further information on these opportunities is available from the International & Study Abroad Programs Office.

Since 2010, the Center for Medieval Studies has been able to award a Mooney Travel Fellowship to an undergraduate or graduate student to travel abroad; the graduate student usually also receives a stipend to serve as a grad assistant at Heythrop College in London during the span of our undergraduate course.  We hope to continue to be able to make these awards.



Last modified: May 2013
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