Planning for a semester or summer abroad may feel like a daunting task. You may know already that you’re going to study abroad or you may be considering whether studying abroad is something available to you and you’re here just looking for more information. What now? How do you find more information? How do you get started? The Office of Study Abroad provides the following:
We suggest that you begin planning your study abroad program about a year before you plan to depart. Talk with your academic advisor to determine how and when study abroad best fits in your schedule. Keep in mind that courses in some majors must be completed at HPU, and some courses are available only during certain semesters.
To schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor, contact the Office of Study Abroad by calling 336.841.9280 or stop by the Office in Slane 324.
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 study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year.
Employers are 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. To gain a competitive edge in our global community, it is essential to gain understanding and expertise through first-hand experience. Some of the benefits of studying abroad include:
As students begin thinking about studying abroad, the question often comes up, “Where can I study abroad for my major?”
As a High Point University student, you have several options for a semester abroad program. Many of these programs offer a range of courses that may be able to be used in different ways for your degree, satisfying even major or University Core requirements. Some programs, however, may be better suited for students in a specific field of study. Additionally, some majors may require students work within a detailed framework.
Click on your major below to learn how studying abroad can work with your major. Don’t see your major listed? Contact the Office of Study Abroad for an advising appointment by calling 336.841.9280.
Below are links to blogs (or vlogs) kept by HPU students during their time abroad. Enjoy!