Study Abroad

Semester Programs

Important Information

Please review carefully the information below and the information on HPU semester program pages prior to applying to study abroad. Contact the Office of Study Abroad for more information: (336) 841-9280.


Application & Selection

The Office of Study Abroad seeks to make semester programs accessible to students. However, we realize that limitations on student placements exist for each partner. Because the majority of HPU semester programs may become competitive (meaning that we receive more qualified applications than the maximum number of students the host university can accept for the term), students are advised to consider multiple programs that meet their academic needs and find and submit course equivalencies for their top three program options. In the event that students are not able to be placed at their top choice program, their application may be considered for their relevant, alternate programs.

Please note that the stated minimum application requirements are the minimum standards considered to review an application for a program. A student who is qualified to apply to a program is not guaranteed a nomination or placement to that location. In short:

  • HPU is unable to place students at an exchange partner institution outside of our allotted exchange availability.
  • HPU is unable to place students at an affiliated (fee-paying) institution outside of the universities’ scope.

Please review Application & Selection for more information.



Students applying to study abroad on an HPU semester program should familiarize themselves with the program’s information regarding costs, fees, terms, academic offering, 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 semester program university’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 HPU exchange semester program (tuition & fees; room and board, where applicable) will be charged at HPU rates. Always refer to the information provided by HPU.


Note on Financial Aid

Where Federal Financial Aid can be applied to both exchange and affiliated programs, aid awarded under Institutional Programs (e.g., the Presidential Scholarship, departmental aid (including Media Fellows), tuition concession, HPU need-based grants) can be applied toward the program fee for exchange programs only. See Financial Aid for Study Abroad for more information.


Language of Study

Unless otherwise stated, HPU’s semester programs are available to qualified students without a language proficiency requirement.


The Office of Global Education is located in Cottrell Hall, Suite 142. Building #12 on the HPU Campus Map.

Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280

Click here to meet our staff.


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