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Summer Study Abroad
In addition to the Global Experience & Maymester study programs, HPU students have the option to study abroad during the summer months on programs offered by HPU exchange and affiliated partnerships, or through non-HPU-affiliated providers.

Due to the independent nature of summer study abroad, early planning is advised. Meet with Dr. Palis as early as the fall to discuss options, timelines, and requirements.
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of Global Education, Cottrell 142
Daily from 8:30am — 5:00pm.
Dr. Jeffrey Palis
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Assistant Vice President for Global Education
Dr. Palis advises students interested in studying abroad during the summer.

HPU Partners' Summer Programs

University of GrazAustria
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV)ChileValparaíso
Hangzhou Normal UniversityChinaHangzhou
University of East AngliaEnglandNorwich
Karlshochschule International UniversityGermany
Lingnan UniversityHong KongHong Kong
American University of RomeItalyRome
Akita International UniversityJapanAkita
Tilburg UniversityNetherlandsTilburg
Universidad San Ignacio de LoyolaPeruLima
University of the West of Scotland: Science and Sport Research Summer SchoolScotlandAyr, Hamilton, Paisley
University of StirlingScotlandStirling
Korea UniversitySouth Korea
Spanish-American Institute for International EducationSpainSeville
Universidad Pontificia ComillasSpainMadrid
Universidad NebrijaSpainMadrid
Stockholm Business SchoolSwedenStockholm

Important Information

Credit for 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.


Independent Summer Study Abroad Options

In many ways, the process for applying to and participating in a summer study abroad program is similar to a 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 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?