At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness, to deepen their intercultural sensitivity, and to develop their intercultural competencies and cross-cultural communication skills. Studying abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year.
Employers are looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them.
To gain a competitive edge in our global community, it is essential to gain understanding and expertise through first-hand experiences. Some of the benefits of studying abroad include:
And that is just the beginning. As you can see, participating in authentic, immersive experiences in varying cultures really can help build global life skills, setting students apart to be a well-rounded leader in our diverse, global marketplace.