Peruse this list to get a sense of the range and depth of literary and language-related projects that Hendrix-Murphy underwrites. Most of these carry Odyssey credit; all are supervised by members of the Hendrix faculty.


Cierra Daniels
+Global Healthcare Immersion through Physician Shadowing in Lisbon, Portugal
Project supervisor: J.J. Whitney, Career Services

Cierra will travel to Lisbon, Portugal, to participate in the Atlantis Medical Shadowing Program. Hendrix-Murphy is supporting Cierra’s travel and fellowship expenses as well as a pre-trip intensive Portuguese course.

+Odyssey GA (Global Awareness) credit


*Cade England
+^Costa Rica Conservation Internship and Language Immersion
Project supervisor: Ruth Yuste-Alonso, Murphy Fellow in Spanish

While working at Children’s Eternal Rainforest or Bosque Eterno de los Niños (BEN), a private nature reserve in Costa Rica, Cade will be totally immersed in the Spanish language—living with a host family, speaking Spanish with co-workers, attending weekly Spanish classes, and at the end presenting in Spanish about his work.

+Odyssey PL (Professional Leadership) credit

^Jointly funded with Odyssey


*Kimber Hageman
Spanish Language Film Series
Project supervisor: Ruth Yuste-Alonso, Murphy Fellow in Spanish

Kimber hosted a spring Spanish-language film series on campus to encourage an immersive yet accessible Spanish-learning experience.


*Elliot Jackson
+Writing Poetry in Costa Rica
Project supervisor: Hope Coulter, English and Hendrix-Murphy Foundation

While participating in the Hendrix-in-Costa Rica program, Elliot will work through a self-designed poetry writing course that will culminate next fall in a chapbook.    

+Odyssey AC (Artistic Creativity) credit


Andrea Ortega
+Exploration of Book Publishing through an Editorial Internship
Project supervisor: Hope Coulter, English and Hendrix-Murphy Foundation

Andrea will intern at the Oxford American magazine, a journal of Southern literature and culture, developing editorial skills and learning about the publishing field. Her internship is being supported as a cocurricular project alongside two other internships at this magazine that are set aside for Hendrix students and regularly funded by the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation.

+Odyssey PL (Professional Leadership) credit


Anna Price and *Kimber Hageman
+Spanish Language Immersion at Madrid Pride 2023
Project supervisor: Gabby Vidal-Torreira, Spanish

Anna and Kimber, having studied the history and literature of Spain’s LGBTQ+ movement, will attend Pride week in Madrid. While there they will improve their Spanish language proficiency through private Spanish lessons and complete immersion outside of class.

+Odyssey GA (Global Awareness) credit


Adriana Rabell Lopez
+Spanish Translator for “The Interplay of Well-Being and Nature in Costa Rica”
Project supervisor: Ruth Yuste-Alonso, Murphy Fellow in Spanish

Adriana will serve as student translator and intercultural mediator on her group trip to Costa Rica, an Odyssey-funded trip led by Dr. Jennifer Penner that will explore how wellness and connectivity relate in this biodiverse environment.

+Odyssey GA (Global Awareness) credit


*Corissa Ross
+Intensive German Study in Mannheim
Project supervisor: Sarah Engeler-Young, Hendrix-Murphy Foundation

Longtime German-language learner Corissa Ross will travel to Mannheim, Germany, to take a 15-day intensive language course at the Goethe-Institut with the goal of moving toward German fluency.

+Odyssey GA (Global Awareness) credit


*Lily Ryall
+“Lily devient Québécoise!”--Language Immersion in Québec
Project supervisor: Cathy Jellenik, French

Lily will immerse herself in Canadian French by studying French for 13 days at Bouchereau Lingua International in Québec. 


Chloe Stevenson
+Culturally Immersive Medical Shadowing Experience in Spain
Project supervisor: Jennifer Dearolf, Biology

Chloe will build her proficiency in Spanish and gain professional experience while shadowing doctors in Barcelona, Spain, through the Atlantis Medical Shadowing Program.

+Odyssey GA (Global Awareness) credit


Josiah Vallone
+A German Immersion: Investigating Language and Culture at Goethe-Institut Berlin
Project supervisor: Hope Coulter, English and Hendrix-Murphy

Josiah’s intensive study of German will begin with remote instruction at home, followed by two weeks at the Goethe-Institut in Berlin, Germany.

+Odyssey GA (Global Awareness) credit


*Murphy Scholar in Literature and Language



 Margo Kolenda-Mason, English
First-Year Literature Lovers Book Group

This three-session reading group, pitched to first-year students, will focus on recent fiction that deals with community, identity, mental health, and belonging.


Kristi McKim, English
Nourishing Our Classroom Community: Dinner and Literary Discussion

Students in “Literary Analysis,” the gateway course to the English major, will enjoy guided literary discussion over a shared meal. 


Rebecca Resinski, Classics
+Ancient Language, New Contexts

Junior Classics majors will attend an online summer school to learn Latin epigraphical practices and expand their experience of Latin through such activities as spoken Latin podcasts and workshops, listening/reading sessions, and reverse translation.

+Odyssey SP (Special Project) credit


 Lavinia Roberts, Murphy Fellow in Theatre
+Hendrix-Murphy Playwriting Intensive at St. Mary’s University, London

Eight students will travel to London, England, to participate in playwriting workshops, study with produced playwrights and professional actors, and attend plays—culminating in the staging of their own ten-minute plays written over the course of the week.

+Odyssey AC (Artistic Creativity) credit


Margo Kolenda-Mason, English
+ Renaissance Theater on Stage and Page

Building on this spring’s reading group and Drake Lecture on John Lyly’s 1588 play, Galatea, this project will investigate that play and other works of Renaissance drama in their historical theatrical context by visiting museums, theaters, and archives in London, Brighton, and Stratford, England.

+Odyssey SP (Special Project) credit


Dorian Stuber, English
+ A Berlin without Jews? Reading Literature and Place

Four students will spend a week with Dr. Stuber in Berlin, Germany, visiting Holocaust remembrance sites and attempting to excavate the landscape of Jewish Berlin as depicted in texts they have studied in preparation for the trip: memoirs by four Jewish women that serve as documents of resistance to persecution.

+Odyssey UR (Undergraduate Research) credit