Global Education

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

HPU’s faculty-led study abroad courses provide students and faculty with opportunities to be immersed in cultures unlike their own. These short-term programs link classroom instruction with intentional travel led by HPU faculty members to provide students a connection between what they are learning in the classroom with the current events and cultural legacies that they encounter abroad.

HPU offers two unique types of faculty-led study abroad courses: Global Experience courses and Maymester courses.

Global Experience courses are semester-long (Fall or Spring) courses with an international travel component. All Global Experience courses are worth 4 credits. Travel takes place for 2 weeks at the end of the semester.

Maymester courses are month-long, self-contained, 4-credit courses generally taught entirely while abroad. Travel takes place in May and June.


2021 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Courses

See below for the 2021 Global Experience & Maymester courses. More information, including pricing and dates, is available in Via TRM, the Study Abroad Portal. Use Via TRM for more information on studying abroad and to build or access your study abroad profile.

A Note on Applications:

Applications opened during the Study Abroad Fair, on October 1, and will remain open until the deadline. When applying, you will be able to note one back-up program should your preferred program become competitive and fill.

2021 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Deadline: November 20, 2020


Global Experience Courses Available:

Unfortunately, HPU will not be offering any Global Experience courses in the Spring 2021 semester.


Maymester Courses Available:


Past Global Experience & Maymester Programs

For many years, High Point University students and faculty have traveled throughout the United States and across the Globe on exciting short-term, faculty-led study programs. Read about these exciting programs and the students’ experiences on our Global Experience & Maymester History page.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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