Hollins Goes to Greece!

One of the qualities that makes January Short Term at Hollins so special is the opportunity for undergraduates to engage in a travel/study program. Professor of Classical Studies Tina Salowey and Associate Professor of Communication Studies Chris Richter are leading a group of 20 students as they spend three weeks this month immersing themselves in the history and culture of Greece.

“Tourists tend to think of Greece as a destination, but for this J-Term abroad course, we will study it as a crossroads, where people of different backgrounds have traveled from ancient times to the present,” Salowey explains.

The topics the group may experience onsite include Greek myths that involve travel quests, ancient pilgrims who traversed Greece to attend Panhellenic festivals, early modern perceptions of the territory as a crossroad of East and West, and the related ways that Greece historically has been a site for invasion, occupation, and empire, as well as a point of transit for refugees. Geographically, the Hollins student travel group will emphasize Athens/Attica, the Peloponnesus, and parts of central Greece.

Follow our students’ adventures this month on the Hollins Goes to Greece ’19 blog.


Signature Internship Program Boasts Exceptional Opportunities for 2016

This fall, Hollins sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply for an impressive array of internships available during the January 2016 Short Term session, thanks to the university’s Signature Internship Program.

Sponsored by alumnae in a variety of fields, these internships carry academic credit and offer a stipend of $300. Housing is often provided.

Thirty-six of the internships are based in Washington, D.C., and include the International Spy Museum, The Library of Congress, The National Gallery of Art, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the White House Historical Association.

Among the 30 opportunities in New York City are internships at Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., Emerald Creek Capital LLC, National Dance Institute, PBS, Peace Boat US, Reconstructing Hope, Univision/Flama, and ZiffDavis.

Philadelphia and Richmond as well as Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Huntington, West Virginia, and Vero Beach, Florida, are also internship locations this year.

Go here to see the complete list of signature internships for 2016, and contact the Hollins University Career Center at careercenter@hollins.edu for more details.

Photo caption: Rachael Footland ’15 interned at The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., during Short Term 2015.