From the Office of Study Abroad

First International Exchange Students at HPU

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 a part of HPU’s 38 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.”

New Faculty-in-Residence Program

High Point University is pleased to offer a new Faculty-in-Residence program beginning in Spring 2016. With 32,000 students and 12 faculties, the University of Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne (UPEC) is the largest multidisciplinary university within the Île-de-France. Only 20 minutes from the heart of Paris, UPEC maintains a campus of 30 acres, with comprehensive programs and state of-the-art research. UPEC welcomes over 3,000 international students each year with special services dedicated to helping students with everyday life, easy access to healthcare, and specific support for administrative procedures and accommodation. UPEC offers many courses and programs taught in English.

HPU High Point University

Dr. Frederick Schneid

HPU’s Faculty-in-Residence programs provide a unique opportunity for students to study abroad for one semester under the guidance of an HPU faculty member, who accompanies the students for the entire semester abroad, teaching, counseling, providing safety and assistance to ensure the best possible educational and cultural experience. Under the supervision and guidance of a HPU faculty member, students can enrich the university experience through the cultural and educational opportunities that abound in some of the most exciting cities in Europe. The University of Paris-Est Créteil joins Oxford-Brookes University, the University of Winchester and HPU in Prague as a new opportunity for students.

The faculty member in residence at UPEC during Spring 2016 will be Dr. Schneid, Professor of History and Chair of Department of History. Dr. Schneid will teach two classes: “HST 2301: The Second World War: A Global History,” and “HST 3881: A Military History of France from 1635-1945.” Applications will be accepted through October 15.

Application Deadlines

The general fall 2015 application deadline was March 6, 2015. The Office of Study Abroad is still accepting applications for the fall 2015 Faculty-in-Residence programs until April 15. Questions? Connect with us at or (336) 841-9280.


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