Study Abroad - Overview
As globalization continues to blur geographic and cultural boundaries, a new world has begun to emerge. Whereas in yesteryears communication across continents took months, today's technology has reduced this to mere seconds. A wealth of information about the world that we live in is now easily accessible to those who know how to retrieve it, yet it is becoming more apparent that there is only so much that can be learned in the classroom.
Employers have begun looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them. Therefore, to gain a competitive edge in our global community, it is essential to gain understanding and expertise through first-hand experience.
At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness and to develop their cross-cultural communication skills. Study abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to travel abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year.
Students Blogging This Semester
The Hidden Face of Ecuador - a faculty-led, group study program to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Shannon Cleary (Criminal Justice) - Robina, Australia: Bond University
Colleen Henke (International Business) - Seville, Spain: Spanish-American Institute
Hallie Kroll (History/International Relations) - Edinburgh, Scotland: The University of St. Andrews
Anna Mahathey (Religion/Sociology) - Hyderabad, India: The University of Hyderabad
Alex Palmer (History/Theatre) - Rome, Italy: The American University of Rome
Heather Whedbee (Human Relations) - Prague, Czech Republic: The Prague Institute
Nicole White (Strategic Communications) - Salzburg, Austria: The University of Salzburg
Study Abroad in the News
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Tootie Urrutia (Psychology) - Robina, Australia: Bond University
Maggie Jo Saylor (Theatre) - Arezzo, Italy: Accademia dell'Arte
Amanda Holcomb (Art) - Florence, Italy: Studio Art Centers International
Catherine Hendricks (Mathematics) - Edinburgh, Scotland: The University of St. Andrews