Family & Friends
Welcome to the Family & Friends page! This page is for enrolled International Programs students and their parents/guardians. It is our wish that the information on this page answers many of your questions pertinent to your semester abroad. On this page you can access the program student manuals, forms requiring your signature, change of plans information, and other valuable advice regarding your semester abroad.
REQUIRED: PARENT SIGNATURE FORM pdf for parent/guardian of students who have enrolled in an international program. The form must be completed and returned to the International Programs office as soon as possible. (Viewable and printable only for enrolled International Programs students and parents/guardians.)
The following information is helpful for the student who has already enrolled. (Viewable and printable only for enrolled International Programs students and parents/guardians.)
BAGGAGE FEES AND AIRLINE REGULATIONS Note that you will incur separate fees for exceeding size, weight, and quantity limitations on baggage. For example, if an extra piece of baggage exceeds the weight and size limits, it will be subject to three fees: one for the extra bag, one for exceeding the weight limit, and one for going over the size restriction. Fees are charged for each additional bag, each way. Some airlines charge excess baggage fees from $70-$200 for a second bag (checked-on) to international destinations. If you voluntarily choose to take a second checked-on suitcase, you will be responsible for paying the extra baggage fees. You are also subject to pay any fees for overweight baggage. This applies to both the departure and return flight home. We recommend that you check the airline website soon before your departure date for updates.
We understand that sometimes students need an additional loan or scholarship to supplement the cost of their semester abroad. The following scholarship and loan resources are worth checking into and may be available for students who qualify:
Harding University International Programs, Box 10838, Searcy Arkansas 72149-0838