International Exchange Program Brings New Faces to City

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 27, 2015 – A new exchange program launched this semester at High Point University is bringing students from Austria, France and Brazil to North Carolina’s International City.

Seven students from these countries are the first exchange students in the university’s history. They arrived at the university in January, and seven HPU students went abroad in their place.

The exchange students, who join dozens of other international students on campus, will study at HPU for the spring semester.

“HPU is a great university, and I have loved my time here so far,” says Austria native Daniela Spahn. “The faculty and staff are so helpful and caring, and all of the students from my courses offer their help. This campus is a place where different people from different cultures come together, and I am happy to be a part of that.”

The exchange program is in addition to HPU’s 41 study abroad programs. Heidi Fischer, director of study abroad, says the new program adds to the cultural diversity on campus and offers HPU students more destinations for international study.

“We are excited to extend a warm HPU welcome to these students,” says Fischer. “They have been a pleasure to work with and are enjoying their educational and cultural experiences on our campus.”

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