Between May 23 and July 1, 2012, Hampden-Sydney College student Zachary R. Cranston studied language, literature, and culture in Münster, Germany. Zac is a graduate of Hidden Valley High School and is the son of Beth Cranston and Robert Cranston, both of Roanoke.
Hampden-Sydney College sponsored the Münster Summer Program, which has drawn more than a thousand college and university students to Germany since 1971. This unique seven-week program offers students a living-learning experience where classroom instruction and surroundings reinforce each other. Students reside in private homes during their stay and the personal contact with host families provides a first-hand experience of German life and culture.
University-level courses are held in the Johan-Conrad-Schlaun-Gymnasium located within the medieval city center of Münster. Münster’s convenient location enables students to take excursions to the neighboring countries of France, Holland, and Denmark.
A private college for men, Hampden-Sydney is ranked in the top tier of liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The College is known for its liberal arts curriculum, the Honor Code which stresses individual and collective responsibility, and a focus on the education of young men.
Submitted by Hampden-Sydney College