Study Abroad

Summer Programs

In addition to the Global Experience study programs, HPU students have the option to study abroad during the summer months at institutions around the world. While HPU does not have affiliated summer study abroad programs, a number of study abroad venues offer impactful experiences abroad.Consider programs offered by the following institutions and providers:


Summer Study Abroad Programs

American University of Rome – Rome, Italy

The American University of Rome program is offered through the University of Wisconsin at Platteville. Credits earned through this program are from the American University of Rome.


Laval University Summer Business School – Québec, Canada

The Summer Business School is an intensive 6-credit business program that focuses on international trade in the context of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This is a great option for students majoring in Business Administration or International Business.


Spanish-American Institute – Seville, Spain

The Spanish-American Institute program is offered through the University of Wisconsin at Platteville. Credits earned through this program are from the Spanish-American Institute.


Studio Art Centers International (SACI) – Florence, Italy

SACI offers Late Spring and Summer term programs


Partnering Institutions

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

UNCW faculty-led programs to various destinations around the world: Australia, Belize, Chile, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Japan, Scotland, Spain, and a multi-country program (Italy, Greece, France, Turkey).

Note: Credits earned from UNCW.


Study Abroad Providers

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Summer programs are available in Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Peru, South Africa, Spain, and multiple-destination programs.

Note: Credits earned from the institutions abroad.


International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Summer programs are available in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Panama, Peru, South Korea, and Spain.

Note: Credits earned from the institutions abroad.


Spanish Studies Abroad

Summer programs are available in Argentina and Spain

Note: Credits earned from the institutions abroad.



Important Information for Summer Study Abroad

In many ways, the process for applying to and participating in a summer study abroad program is similar to an unaffiliated semester program. 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 the following:

  • Does HPU accept credits from the unaffiliated program? Which institution issues the transcript? How is that institution accredited?
  • How will credits earned at the institution apply towards my degree?
  • How and to whom will payments be made?
  • What documentation is required from HPU?

To begin the process, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280 to schedule an appointment.


Credit for Unaffiliated Study Abroad

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 reflected on your transcript, not the letter grade. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted  by your study abroad courses.


Satisfying the HPU Global Studies Requirement

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.


Request More Information


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

Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280

Click here to meet your study abroad team.


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