HPU Sees Record Number Of Students Participating Study Abroad

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 6, 2009 – High Point University students are taking full advantage of overseas learning opportunities. During the spring 2009 semester, the Study Abroad program at HPU will send overseas the largest number of participants it has had in several years. Nine students will be studying abroad during the semester – plans include Gold Coast, Australia; Suva, Fiji; London, England; Florence, Italy; and Swansea, Wales.
Dr. Kelly Norton, director of experiential learning at HPU, says the Study Abroad program has increased in popularity – not only is it a great opportunity, but it gives students a more global perspective on everything they do.
“Our students are coming in more internationally minded,” Norton says. “We have more students than ever before who are interested in studying abroad in the next year. … This opportunity provides students with a challenge to adapt to unfamiliar surroundings and gives them a vision of what’s outside of the United States.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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