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生活在长岛可以让学生们在纽约大都会地区安心地享受舒适的生活与学习。学生们可以去城外40公里的地方探索长岛著名的海滩,包括汉普顿海滩和长滩。波光粼粼的海岸与滨海木道交相辉映,让你与朋友们可以尽情畅玩,你还可以去餐厅品味新鲜海鲜及其他当地特色美食。长岛上还有着郁郁葱葱的森林,让喜欢探险的学生有机会在校园外徒步,发现自然美景。了解更多有关长岛生活的精彩信息,请查看我们的 城市指南



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Long Island in New York
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Long Island is full of local favorites and well-known attractions. You'll find many shops, restaurants, sites and natural beauty within minutes of the university:  

  • Roosevelt Field 

  • Jones Beach Island 

  • Nassau County Museum 

  • Old Westbury Gardens 

  • Long Island Aquarium 

  • NYCB Theatre at Westbury 

  • Hofstra University Museum 

  • Long Island Explorium 

  • Montauk Lighthouse 

  • Fire Island 

  • Splish Splash Water Park 

  • Smith Point Park 

  • Islip Art Museum 

  • Adventureland 

  • Long Island Sound 

  • Belmont Park 

If you prefer to stay away from New York City and be closer to campus, you’ll still find plenty to do. Whatever you’re in the mood for, there's something for everyone. For a fun night in Long Island, try one of the following: 

  • The Paramount 

  • Governor's Comedy Cabaret 

  • Monaghan's Bar & Restaurant 

  • Food Done It? 

  • Lizard Lounge 

  • That 70's Band 

In the New York Metropolitan area, you will find plenty of sports teams to cheer on. You can easily go to the city for a game any time of the year, as various teams always have something going on.  If you're a fan of playing sports, Hofstra has athletics teams year-round. Choose from football, basketball, running, golf, field hockey and more. 

From fine dining restaurants to inexpensive meals, there are food and beverage options for every taste and budget. If you crave something more adventurous, New York City offers unlimited restaurants, which you can explore at your leisure.   

Shopping in Long Island boasts a range of options. From chain stores to high-end boutiques, indulge in retail therapy during your downtime:  

  • Americana Manhasset 

  • Walt Whitman Mall 

  • Smith Haven Mall 

  • Westfield South Shore Shopping 

  • Nordstrom 

  • Urban Outfitters 

  • Zara 

  • JC Penney 

  • Michael Kors 

  • Neiman Marcus 

There are numerous fairs, festivals and events for you to enjoy in Long Island. These include:  

  • Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival 

  • Oktoberfest 

  • Long Island Fall Beer Festival 

  • The Long Island Fair 

  • Fall Festival at Hicks Nurseries 

  • Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow 

  • Brookhaven Country Fair 

  • Harbes Orchard Apple Festival 

Nearly every major form of transportation services Long Island. These include airports, railroads, highways and subways. The three large airports with regularly scheduled commercial airline service are:  

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport 

  • LaGuardia Airport  

  • Long Island MacArthur Airport (sometimes referred to as Islip Airport) 

Passengers heading to or from Kennedy Airport may use the AirTrain to connect with the Long Island Rail Road in Jamaica. They can also use the New York City Subway in Jamaica or Howard Beach. 

If driving, the Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway and Southern State Parkway make east–west travel on the island straightforward. There are also 11 subway and railroad crossings. 

Ready to start your study abroad journey on Long Island?