Short Term Summer Programs at Hamline Hamline University is dedicated to preparing compassionate citizens of the world by helping students maximize their intellectual, creative, and leadership potential. To that end, Hamline is preparing a new generation of “globalists” -- leaders who will bridge the differences between people and nations in an effort to build a more peaceful and sustainable world. Explore our programs below or contact us with questions. Hamline University English and Culture Program The English and American Culture Program explores the rich diversity that exists within the United States. Founded by immigrants from all over the world, what does it mean to truly be "American"? The seminar will have themes surrounding American identity and culture as presented in the media. Through these themes students will learn more about the complexities of American identity and society. Additionally, this seminar will examine ways in which students can engage with Americans in their future academics. This will be accomplished by introducing students to members of the community-at-large. July 9 – August 6, 2016 Overview of the Program Students are responsible to arrive in Washington D.C. where Hamline staff will meet them at the airport. The following three days will consist of a tour of the Nation's capital, and on July 13th we'll fly to Minnesota. Alongside the learning in the classroom, there will be a multitude of visits to cultural markets, local government buildings, museums, the many lakes of Minnesota, plus much more. Accommodations Students will be housed on campus, typically in the residence hall, with a fellow attendee of the English and Culture Program. Cost USD $3,950Students are responsible for international airfare to Washington D.C. and from Minnesota to his/her home country. Upon registration and acceptance into the programs, visa and immigration materials will be provided should they be required. We are able to accommodate groups of students from overseas universities and create special courses if requested, if you would like additional information please contact the International and Off Campus (IOCP) office.