Pre-Professional Programs Study Abroad Programs
Study Abroad Programs
In a world which is becoming more independent, a concerned citizen must become increasingly aware of the world around him. The faculty at High Point University believe that such international awareness is an essential part of an undergraduate education in today’s world. Therefore, the University encourages students to engage in some form of cultural broadening program beyond the campus of the University.
A cultural broadening program may be undertaken by liberal arts students to satisfy the following broad objectives:
- to provide the student with first hand exposure to and experience of living in another culture
- to encourage the student to become more aware of international issues and concerns
- to help the student become more self-reliant and independent
- to provide the student with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for his/her own culture and heritage
To assist with this cultural broadening experience, the University has established ties or affiliations with several institutions in order to provide a variety of programs for study abroad. Each program is available to appropriately prepared students, regardless of discipline.
Participants in these study abroad programs are representatives of High Point University abroad and are expected to act in a mature and responsible manner. Applicants for study abroad programs must undergo a rigorous screening process. Selection criteria include academic achievement, evidence of ability to work and function independently in unfamiliar surroundings, and evidence of mature and responsible behavior.
High Point University Programs
- Oxford: Through a special arrangement with Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, qualified High Point University students can apply to spend the fall semester of their junior year at Westminster College, a private college of higher education founded by the Methodist Church in 1851 and historically the only degree-granting Methodist institution in England. A High Point University faculty member resides at Westminster during the program. Students live in residence halls on campus and enjoy studying in one of the great educational centers of the world.
- Leeds: Exceptionally well-qualified students may apply to spend their junior year abroad studying at the University of Leeds, one of the largest universities in England. Students generally live on or near the campus.
- St. Andrews: Exceptionally well-qualified students may apply to spend one or two semesters of their junior year studying at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s first university, founded in 1410. St. Andrews, Scotland, is also the site of “Old Course,” the home of golf. St. Andrews is clearly a university town with cobblestone streets leading to one part of the campus or the other.
Foreign Language Study Abroad
- France: Qualified students may apply to study French during their junior year at the University of Paris (The Sorbonne). Students generally live with French families.
- Germany: Qualified students may apply to study German during their junior year at Schiller International University in Heidelberg. Students may live in student housing or with German families.
- Spain: Qualified students may apply to study Spanish during their junior year at the Spanish-American Institute in Sevilla. Students live with Spanish families.
Direct Transfer Agreements
High Point University will accept transfer credits from the following institutions. Qualified students apply directly to the institution in Canada or Mexico.
- Canada: Credits for the study of French are accepted from the Universite Laval in Quebec, Canada.
- Mexico: Credits for the study of Spanish are accepted from the Universidad Madero in Puebla, Mexico.
Special Departmental Overseas Study Offerings
Individual academic departments at High Point University actively seek to promote international understanding through the conduct of foreign study programs. These programs are specific to individual disciplines and offer a wide variety or arrangements for interested students. Information about these individual programs can be obtained from the department sponsoring the particular study program. Students are actively encouraged to enter these programs, which provide expanded horizons for future class participation.