Harding University in Greece (HUG) kicked off its semester back in January, but February saw Harding University in Florence (HUF) and Harding University in Latin America (HULA) join in on the study abroad fun. While all of our programs have unique itineraries, sometimes fun coincidences occur. For instance, earlier this month, both the HUF and HUG groups ended up skiing in the same week (and during the Winter Olympics, no less). HUF hit the slopes of Abetone, Italy, while HUG ventured to Kalavryta, Greece. Keep scrolling to see pictures from these winter activities and what else February had in store for our students.
From the previously mentioned snow to the sand, the HUG group spent the first week of February traveling throughout Egypt. During this trip, the group visited the famous Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and a number of ancient temples during their cruise down the Nile River. After returning to Greece, the group set out for Northern Greece, which took them to Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Philippi and more. And if that wasn't enough for one month, the HUG group also departed for their week in Israel during the final days of February.
The HUF group arrived in Florence on February 3rd and they've been enjoying life in Italy ever since. In addition to the Abetone ski trip, the group has visited San Gimignano and Siena, climbed to the top of the Duomo in Florence, attended a cooking class, and cheered on a Fiorentina soccer match. During the last few days of the month, HUF traveled to Rome for a four-day tour of the Eternal City.
On February 11th, the HULA group landed in Peru and began their semester. From exploring the city to mountain hikes outside the city, as well as soccer games, house churches and more, the HULA students have embraced Arequipa as their new home. February came to a close with the students embarking on their first group trip – a visit to Argentina. Even more noteworthy, this trip is the first time a HULA group will have visited Buenos Aires, Argentina. Check out next month's newsletter to learn more about this amazing new trip.
HUF students with Abetone heart sign from Rachel Story
Group of skiers at Abetone, Italy from Rachel Story
Snowboarders in Kalavryta, Greece from Max Guyer
Max riding the ski lift in Greece from Max Guyer
HUG students at Egyptian ruins from Rachel Bible
HUG students with the Pyramids of Giza from Kristie Bonham
HUG students on Mars Hill with the Athens Acropolis in the background from Hannah Diles
Two HUG students at Delphi, Greece from Hannah Diles
On top of the Duomo in Florence from Gracie Hamlett
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