High Point University provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity through the tuition-free Go Global grant. HPU’s Maymester programs in exciting locations like London, Paris, Sydney, and Osaka are ready to welcome you! This exclusive program will expand your cultural horizons while helping you accomplish your academic, personal, and professional goals.
You’ll enjoy these incredible benefits when you secure your transformational academic experience through the Go Global program:
Starting Fall 2021, all incoming, first-time freshmen students are eligible for the Go Global grant upon acceptance to an HPU faculty-led Maymester program.
Through HPU’s Go Global program, you’ll gain an international, professional experience within four weeks. Visit the HPU campus any time this spring to qualify.
Maymester courses are month-long, self-contained, 4-credit courses generally taught entirely while abroad. Travel takes place in May and June. Think of the Maymester as a mini-semester. Instead of being spread out over 4 months, Maymester courses are completed in only 4 weeks. Yes, the coursework is intensive, but Maymester study abroad courses combine outside experiential activities with traditional classroom learning to provide a unique and enjoyable academic journey.
First-time freshmen students can use the Go Global grant to cover tuition for a Maymester course after they’ve completed two academic years at High Point University. We are continually planning an amazing menu of Maymester courses!
No, Global Experience (GE) courses are different than Maymester courses. GE courses are semester-long (Fall or Spring) courses with an international travel component. Tuition for a GE course is part of your educational investment for the corresponding semester. Travel takes place for 2 weeks at the end of the semester. Like Maymester programs, these are extraordinary programs and some are available for students as early as the Freshman year.
Faculty-led programs (Maymester and Global Experience) are announced annually in conjunction with the HPU Study Abroad Fair held in early Fall. Applications are opened at that time, as well. The application deadline is usually November 15. Be sure to check with the Office of Global Education to verify the most recent deadline information! All applications are hosted online in HPU’s Study Abroad Portal powered by ViaTRM.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all students get accepted to their preferred program. Best practices in program management require us to maintain a low faculty-to-student ratio in order to provide a safe experience and one that allows ample opportunity for cultural immersion. Accordingly, each program has a limit on capacity. The Office of Global Education recommends listing an alternative program when applying for a Maymester program. There are several factors that go into the student selection process, including GPA, personal statements, faculty references, and total hours completed.