As the fall semester comes to a close for our study abroad programs, the month of November brought some final, notable adventures for our students. The HUE program concluded its grand tour of Europe at the HUG campus in Greece while the HUG program had an unforgettable time exploring Egypt. Meanwhile, the HUA program traded the southern hemisphere for the northern hemisphere when they flew to Japan and Thailand for their final four weeks. Please keep reading to learn more about these exciting final stops of the semester.
Harding University in Europe
The month began with HUE completing their tour of Scandinavia, visiting Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Afterward, they traveled to Greece, where they stayed at the HUG campus and explored famous locations such as Athens, Corinth, Delphi, and Meteora. On November 17th, students either returned to the US or continued to travel independently around Europe for a week or two.
As a recap, in addition to Greece and the three Scandinavian countries mentioned above, the HUE group also visited Iceland, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy this semester. There are only a few spots left for HUE Fall 2024. Sign up soon to secure a spot!
Harding University in Greece
While HUE was settling into the HUG campus, the HUG group was embarking on a week-long tour of Egypt. During their visit, they explored temples, tombs, pyramids and more. Half of their time in Egypt was spent cruising on the famous Nile River. After this, they returned to Greece for their final trip which took them to the Peloponnese region where they visited Mycenae, Epidaurus and Olympia. The program concluded on November 21st when students either flew home or stayed in Europe for another week or two of independent travel.
Harding University in Australasia
The HUA group began November by visiting Hobbiton, the New Zealand film set created for The Lord of the Rings movies. Next, they flew to Japan where they spent time in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. They toured various temples, the National Imperial Garden, a bamboo forest, rode a bullet train, and observed a sumo practice. The final stop of the semester was Thailand, where they visited an elephant sanctuary and a turtle conservation center, toured several temples and national parks, and spent time exploring Bangkok. The group will return to the US during the first few days of December.
We had a wonderful time catching up with many of you at our events during the Homecoming Weekend. We are incredibly grateful to those who donated artwork for the art show, which helped raise money for the Shackelford Family Scholarship Fund for International Programs. Thanks to your generosity, we can help future generations of students have the same life-changing study abroad experiences that many of you enjoyed. If you're interested in contributing to our scholarship fund, please consider donating here. Thank you for your continued support!
Our Office Has Moved
In mid-August, our office moved from its previous location in the Sears Honors House to the brand new Holland-Waller building between the Anthony and Wright Administration Building and Pattie Cobb Hall, where the Ganus building was located. We are in suite 104, the Swaid Institute for International Education.
Please stop by and see us sometime! Our office is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Our phone number remains the same, 501-279-4529.
Centennial Alumni Tours
Harding University International Programs is pleased to invite alumni and friends of Harding University to travel the world with us in celebration of Harding's Centennial. We are offering trips to locations that are connected to each of our six semester-long study abroad programs. You can read more about each remaining program by clicking the links below. Please note that we've moved the Australia/New Zealand trip to June 1-13/13-21. Participants can choose to attend the Australia and/or New Zealand portion of the tour.
We hope you will join us on one or more of these tours. Please click the various links for more information and let us know if you have any questions by emailing email@example.com.
At the Khuha Kharuehat Pavilion in the Phraya Nakhon Cave from Dean Adams
Students with the Parthenon in Athens from Emma Smith
HUE in ancient Corinth from Daniel Stockstill
Holding a crocodile in a Nubian Village from Lacey Bortell
Taking a boat to the island temple of Philae on the Nile from Lacey Bortell
Class time in an Egyptian temple from Lacey Bortell
At the Step Pyramid of Djoser from Lacey Bortell
Visiting Hobbiton in New Zealand from Sophie Bain
Touring the Fushimi Inari Shrine from Pam Little
At Wat Pho Temple in Thailand from Rich Brown
Exploring the Phraya Nakhon Cave in Thailand from Rich Brown
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