Below are semester study abroad options offered by High Point University. Most of these programs are available to qualified students without a language proficiency requirement.
HPU students applying to study abroad to an HPU, HPU-affiliated, or exchange semester program should familiarize themselves with the programs’ information regarding costs, fees, terms, academics, room, and board. More thorough information will be provided in an advising appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor.
Please be aware that costs, including explanations of fees, listed on an HPU-affiliated school’s or provider’s website for similar programs may differ from those listed on HPU’s website. The costs for an HPU, HPU-affiliated, or exchange semester program (tuition, fees, room, and board) will be charged at HPU rates. Always refer to the information provided by HPU.
Contact the Office of Study Abroad for more information: (336) 841-9280.
University of Belgrano – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bond University – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
University of Newcastle – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
University of Graz – Graz, Austria
University of Salzburg – Salzburg, Austria
Charles University – Prague, Czech Republic
HPU in Prague (Faculty-in-Residence) – Prague, Czech Republic
Universidad San Francisco de Quito – Quito, Ecuador
University of South Pacific – Suva, Fiji
Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne – Paris, France
Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce de Pau (ESC-Pau) – Pau, France
Université Paris-Est Créteil (Faculty-in-Residence) – Paris, France
Schiller International University – Heidelberg, Germany
University of Hyderabad – Hyderabad, India
American University of Rome – Rome, Italy
Lorenzo de’ Medici – Florence, Rome, Tuscania, & Venice, Italy
Studio Art Center International (SACI) – Florence, Italy
Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies – Nagasaki, Japan
Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University – Saint Petersburg, Russia
Stellenbosch University – Stellenbosch, South Africa
Spanish-American Institute – Seville, Spain
Bangor University – Bangor, Wales
Oxford Brookes University (Faculty-in-Residence) – Oxford, England
St. Mary’s University College – London, England
Swansea University – Swansea, Wales
University of St. Andrews – St. Andrews, Scotland
University of Winchester (Faculty-in-Residence) – Winchester, England
If you still haven’t found the program that suits your needs and interests, you may consider researching and applying to an unaffiliated (non-HPU) study abroad program.
While HPU does not promote or endorse unaffiliated study abroad programs, third-party providers, or non-HPU study abroad program databases, our study abroad advisors still need to meet with all students before they apply to the program of their choice. There are several important things you’ll need to know including, but not limited to, the following:
To begin the process, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280 to schedule an appointment.
IMPORTANT: Students looking for information online may find discrepancies in program fees between what HPU charges and what other providers charge. If High Point University is already affiliated with a certain educational institution, HPU students would have to withdraw from the University if they chose to go with another provider. Please note: We are unable to approve a student for hiatus in this case.
Keep in mind that some programs are better than others in terms of academic content, safety, organization, and price. Before applying to a program, you should get answers to the following important questions:
Also be aware that there are limitations for HPU students applying to an unaffiliated program:
Third-party providers offer study abroad programming in multiple locations around the world. Some provide all-inclusive programs, wrapping the costs of flights and excursions with tuition, fees, room, and board. Others provide very limited services. It’s important to be sure of what services you are receiving as an applicant to their program. Some third-party providers include:
Many resources are available online to assist students in the selection process. Often times these databases allow you to search program options by subject, country, or term. As much as possible, narrow your choices to keep from being overwhelmed by the number of options available. Some searchable study abroad databases include:
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, the university must be accredited to the standards required by HPU and you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means only the credit is displayed on your transcript, not the letter grade. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted by your study abroad courses.
While no additional credit is awarded simply for studying abroad, your Global Studies requirement will be waived automatically provided you have completed an academic course of study (whether affiliated, unaffiliated, or Global Experience) outside of the U.S. lasting at least four (4) weeks, conducted through an accredited institution, and bearing at least three (3) credits recognized by High Point University.