Harding is an international university with many campuses but one home

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Harding's home community, Searcy, Ark., a city of 20,000 people, is the seat of White County. Located in east central Arkansas, Searcy is about 50 miles northeast of Little Rock and 105 miles west of Memphis, Tenn. The nearness of Little Rock and Memphis gives Searcy residents access to cultural and entertainment opportunities of metropolitan areas without sacrificing the special charms of small-town living.
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Harding Academy
in Searcy, Ark.
A K-12 school located on the main Harding campus.

Remote Location

Harding University in Rogers, Ark.

A campus in northwest Arkansas serving students in various Graduate and Undergraduate programs.

International Locations

At Harding University, we believe in the importance of a global education. We offer no less. That's why 48% of the 2010 graduating class have participated in a study-abroad experience at one of our international campuses.

Porto Rafti, Greece

Harding University in Greece (HUG) is housed in the Artemis, a former hotel (named after a nearby ancient temple to Artemis) in the Mediterranean beach town of Porto Rafti, located just outside of Athens. Daily life at HUG looks like students enjoying meals prepared by a Greek cook before heading out to enjoy the beach, hiking “HUG Mountain,” meandering through the small town or heading into Athens. Travels take the group all over Greece to many biblical cities such as Athens, Corinth, Philippi, Thessaloniki and Berea, as well as sites important to Greek history such as Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae, Thermopylae and more. HUG students also explore Israel (Old City, Temple Mount, Western Wall, Mount of Olives), Sea of Galilee and surrounding towns, Caesarea, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Jericho, Egypt, Cairo, Giza pyramids, Sphinx, the Nile River and more! At the end of the semester, students have the option to travel independently across Europe before heading home! The HUG program takes place during each Spring and Summer semester and travels with a maximum of 40 students each semester.


Head down under with Harding University in Australasia (HUA). HUA provides students the opportunity to see a number of different countries on the Asian and Australian continents. Students have an extended stay in Queenstown, New Zealand, and often visit other sites in New Zealand including Auckland. During this time, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor adventures after class, including hiking, fishing, skydiving, bungee jumping and whitewater rafting. In Australia, students may tour locations including Sydney, Cairns and Brisbane and take a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef, with the option of snorkeling or scuba diving on site. The semester will also include a trip to one or more Asian countries. In past semesters, groups have visited countries including India, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, China and more. More information will be given to enrolled HUA students when the travel schedule for each semester is finalized. The HUA program typically takes place during Fall semesters only and travels with a maximum of 40 students.

Florence, Italy

Established in 1980, Harding University in Florence (HUF) was the first of the University's international programs. HUF students live in a 15th-century villa midway up a hill southwest of Florence in the city of Scandicci, complete with a view of the Arno Valley and the Apennine Mountains. In addition to this beautiful setting, students enjoy meals prepared by two Italian cooks. Living just outside of Florence provides endless opportunities to explore all that the city has to offer: climbing the Duomo, strolling across the Ponte Vecchio, visiting the Uffizi, the Accademia and more. 

Tours outside of Florence continue to highlight Italian culture and history by taking students to see the wonders of Rome, Pompeii, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Lucca, Casentino and more. Students have independent travel time during the semester, as well as an option for more before heading home. The HUF program takes place during each Spring, Summer and Fall semester and travels with a maximum of 40 students each semester.

Arequipa, Peru

Harding University in Latin America (HULA) has its home base in a restored, 19th-century mansion, “El Castillo,” in the beautiful, historic colonial city of Arequipa, Peru. Located in a valley at 7,000-foot elevation, Arequipa is surrounded by volcanoes, many of which students have the opportunity to climb during the semester.

The program focuses on Latin American culture, history and the Spanish language, and the group immerses in the culture by visiting many places in Peru, Argentina and Chile, such as Easter Island, Machu Picchu, the Amazon rainforest, Patagonia, Lima, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, the Nazca Lines, Paracas and more.

All students are required to enroll in a Spanish class, but no previous Spanish experience is required. Spanish majors and minors have the opportunity to enroll in upper-level Spanish classes to progress in their degree plan and improve their language proficiency while experiencing Latin America firsthand. The HULA program takes place during Spring semesters only and travels with a maximum of 40 students each semester.


The HUE program travels throughout Western Europe to offer students a chance to visit many countries. The semester includes trips to various European destinations such as England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, as well as a cruise! The HUE program takes place during Fall semesters only and travels with a maximum of 40 students.

Kalomo, Zambia

Harding in Zambia is a diverse and culturally immersive experience based outside of Livingstone, Zambia—home of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Students live at the Namwianga Mission where they can shadow health care providers and surgeons, teach in schools, spend time at the Haven’s reunification home for children, and read classics of African literature. The Humanities course includes guest lectures by Zambians and covers the language, culture, history, and religion of Zambia. Time in Zambia also allows you to raft the world-renowned class 5 whitewater rapids of the Zambezi River, feed elephants and giraffes, and stay in picturesque resorts.

Additionally, students will travel with their directors to other countries in Southeast Africa such as Rwanda, Tanzania, and Cape Town. In Rwanda, students learn about the Genocide and the redemptive way Rwanda has rebuilt itself as a country. In Cape Town, students will visit the Cape Point Nature Preserve, spend time with the Boulder Penguin Colony, see the 12 Apostles Mountains, climb Table Mountain, view the scenic Kirstenbosch Gardens, visit Robben Island, and even have the chance to take surfing lessons.

Of course, no trip to Africa is complete without a multi-day safari in one of the famous National Parks. Groups in the past have visited the Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania), Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda), South Luangwa (Zambia), and Chobe National Park (Botswana). These are all-inclusive stays that include professional guides, food and lodging, and the friendly animals of the African bush! The HIZ program takes place during Summer semesters only and travels with a maximum of 20 students. Participation in the HIZ program requires an interview process.