The department provides the following language and cultural experiences:
The Latin American Work/Study Tour is a summer program combining four to five weeks of evangelistic campaigns with language and culture study in Peru or another Latin American country. Students are guided in how to teach Bible studies during the semester prior to the trip. It may be possible to earn credits for participation. This opportunity is available for students who have completed at least SPAN202. Learn more at Latin American Summer Campaigns.
The French program Face a Face provides an opportunity for upper level French students to be immersed in the culture and language of French-speaking Europe while earning class credits.
The French Work/Study Tour is a summer program combining seven weeks of evangelistic campaigns with French language and culture study in the French-speaking countries of Europe. (This program is not offered every summer; consult the department.)
Additionally, Harding's International Programs provide opportunities for study abroad where language practice can be continued:
The Harding University in Latin America program (HULA) in cooperation with International Programs offers a semester of Spanish in South America every spring. HULA students live and study in the seaside resort of Viña del Mar, Chile. Field trips include Santiago, Easter Island, the Lake District of Chile, Torres del Paine, the Atacama Desert region, and Machu Picchu, Peru. Watch the HULA Film, an exciting documentary featuring our Latin America program.
Harding University in Florence (HUF) allows students to live in an authentic 16th century villa in Italy. Field trips include Cinque Terre, Rome and Southern Italy, and a Eurail pass provides students extensive travel opportunities throughout Europe. HUF is available during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Watch videos of HUF here.
Students at Harding in Paris (HIP) live in apartments, experience the day-to-day life of the French people, and are offered ample opportunity to practice their language skills. The students and faculty engage in intensive classes before commencing a free-travel period (a Eurail pass is provided for this experience). See photos of HIP here.
Other international experiences include periodic Spring Break campaigns or cultural tours to Central or South America or Spain.