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.
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:
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.
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.
Unless otherwise stated, HPU’s semester programs are available to qualified students without a language proficiency requirement.
Below are the semester exchange options available to HPU students. Students receiving financial awards under Institutional Programs (e.g., the Presidential Scholarship, departmental aid (including Media Fellows), tuition concession, HPU need-based grants) will be able to apply their aid towards the cost of these programs. Review Financial Aid Policy on Study Abroad for more information.
For an idea of which programs may fit best with your academic interests, review Exchange Programs by Major.
Contact your study abroad advisor or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bond University – Robina, Australia (*Currently not accepting HPU exchange nominations.)
Charles Sturt University – Bathurst, Australia
RMIT – Melbourne, Australia
University of New England – Armidale, Australia
University of New South Wales – Sydney, Australia
University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt – Wiener Neustadt, Austria
University of Graz – Graz, Austria
Artevelde University College – Ghent, Belgium
l’Institut des Hautes Études des Communications Sociales (IHECS) – Brussels, Belgium
Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM) – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) – Valparaíso, Chile
Hangzhou Normal University – Hangzhou, China
Zhejiang University of Media and Communications – Hangzhou, China
La Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT) – San José, Costa Rica
Aarhus University – Aarhus, Denmark
Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce de Pau (ESC-Pau) – Pau, France
Karlshochschule International University – Karlsruhe, Germany
University of Bamberg – Bamberg, Germany
University of Regensburg – Regensburg, Germany
Lingnan University – Hong Kong, China
University Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC) – Castellanza, Italy
Akita International University – Akita, Japan
Al Akhawayn University – Ifrane, Morocco
Tilburg University – Tilburg, Netherlands
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola – Lima, Peru
Korea University – Seoul, South Korea
Universidad Nebrija – Madrid, Spain
Universidad Pontificia Comillas – Madrid, Spain
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos – Madrid, Spain
Stockholm Business School – Stockholm, Sweden
Bangor University – Bangor, Wales
Canterbury Christ Church University – Canterbury, England
Leeds Trinity University – Leeds, England
Oxford Brookes University – Oxford, England
University of Aberdeen – Aberdeen, Scotland
University for the Creative Arts – Canterbury, England
University of East Anglia – Norwich, England
University of Essex – Colchester, England
University of Reading – Reading, England
University of Stirling – Stirling, Scotland
University of Warwick – Coventry, England
The University of the West of Scotland – Ayr, Hamilton & Paisley, Scotland
University of Winchester – Winchester, England
The Office of Study Abroad offers additional programs for semester study abroad. These additional programs vary from exchange programs. One major difference is in the use of financial aid. Whereas a Presidential Scholar can use their Presidential Scholarship award towards the program fee of an exchange program, they can not use their award towards the program fee for an affiliated study abroad program. Read more about our affiliated study abroad programs and contact the Office of Study Abroad for more information.
The principle study abroad programs available to High Point University students are our carefully crafted, academically rigorous, and culturally immersive exchange programs. Students who do not find exchange programs to meet their academic needs are welcome to review our affiliated (fee-paying) semester study abroad options. These programs present limitations not found on exchange programs, especially regarding upper-level course equivalencies, immersive cultural experiences, and financial aid, as students receiving any Institutional Aid (scholarships, grants, tuition-concession, etc.) will not be able to apply their aid towards the cost of an affiliated (fee-paying) program.
The programs listed below hold a formal fee-paying agreement with High Point University and are available, where space is available, to students through their senior year. HPU students will not be approved to study on any affiliated (fee-paying) program outside of those listed below.
For more information, contact your study abroad advisor or email email@example.com.
University of Belgrano – Buenos Aires, Argentina
University of Newcastle – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
University of Salzburg – Salzburg, Austria
Charles University – 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
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
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University – Saint Petersburg, Russia
Stellenbosch University – Stellenbosch, South Africa
Spanish-American Institute – Seville, Spain
St. Mary’s University College – London, England
Swansea University – Swansea, Wales
University of St. Andrews – St. Andrews, Scotland
HPU strongly recommends students study abroad on programs with a formal agreement with High Point University; however, if after researching the options provided by HPU no program is found that meets your academic needs, you may consider researching an unaffiliated (non-HPU) study abroad program.
HPU students planning to study abroad on any study abroad program, including unaffiliated programs, must meet with the Office of Study Abroad, complete OSA paperwork, abide by HPU and OSA policy, and attend all required pre-departure orientation meeting(s). Contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280 to schedule an appointment.
The following include some of the policies and limitations for HPU students applying to an unaffiliated program, as well as recommendations from the Office of Study Abroad:
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 must 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:
It’s important to remember 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:
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, sometimes even not providing an official transcript in the program’s costs. It’s important to be sure of what services you are receiving as an applicant to their program. Speak with your study abroad advisor before applying to an unaffiliated program.
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, remembering that not all companies/universities provide comparable programming.
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.