Study Abroad

Centennial Alumni Tours

  • Peru

  • Greece

  • Iceland

  • Italy

  • Egypt

  • Australia

Celebrating 100 Years of Harding Around the World

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.
For a detailed itinerary and pricing information, please click on the title of the tour below.

Italy (September 2023) [Closed]

Join Robbie Shackelford, director of the Harding University in Florence program and friend to generations of Harding students and alumni, on a tour of Tuscany. Your experience will include visits to Florence, Tuscany and Rome. You’ll have a taste of the HUF program, taking advantage of your time together to see many of the educational wonders Italy has to offer. Your time at the HUF Villa will include wonderful meals and time worshiping together. While staying at the Villa, our focus will be on seeing sites in Florence featuring Renaissance art such as Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Birth of Venus. We will also visit several Catholic churches including the main cathedral, Duomo of Florence. In Tuscany we will visit a medieval city, choosing from locations like San Gimignano, Siena, Lucca or Pisa. In Rome, we will see the Appian Road and many other sites that were present when the Apostle Paul was under house arrest and imprisoned, including the Mamertine prison where tradition believes the Apostle was imprisoned prior to his martyrdom. Participants may return home from Rome or extend their stay in Europe following the tour. 

Peru (October 2023)

Join HULA Directors Jeremy and Katie Daggett on a tour of Arequipa, Cusco and Machu Picchu. You’ll begin your time together in Arequipa, the home of the Harding University in Latin America Program. Arequipa sits at 7,500 feet altitude and is surrounded by three beautiful volcanoes. You’ll travel together to the capital of the ancient Inca Empire, Cusco, Peru. The group will drive down into the sacred valley soon after landing and get settled into your hotel in Ollantaytambo, a quaint town founded by the Inca and known for its cobblestone streets and water canals still used today. You’ll have the option to hike the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate, and all will have the opportunity to tour Machu Picchu. Participants will also bird watch and explore the rainforest flora as well as tour the Maras salt pans that have been in use for centuries. The group will take a four-wheeler ride through the Peruvian countryside to a picnic overlooking a lake and visit a local community that hand-dyes wool and weaves textiles using ancient techniques. Finally, you’ll spend time in the city of Cusco walking around its cobblestone streets and markets. Participants will return to Lima and have the option to extend their stay and enjoy time in the Amazon Rainforest. *This entire trip will be spent above 7,500 ft above sea level. Not recommended for individuals with a history of heart problems or altitude sickness.

Australia (optional New Zealand add-on) (March 2024)

Pam Little, director of the HUA program, welcomes you to Australia for an unforgettable tour of Sydney and Cairns. Participants will cruise the Sydney Harbor, tour the Sydney Opera House, have the chance to attend a concert in the Opera House together, enjoy the markets and beaches of Sydney and enjoy the culinary delights of the Rocks Market. The group will travel to the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site region and have incredible views of the Three Sisters, the Jamison Valley and Katoomba falls. You will then fly to Cairns and embark on a snorkel or scuba tour of the Great Barrier Reef. Your time in Cairns will also include a visit to the Rain Forest of Kuranda, a zoo, a butterfly sanctuary and an Aboriginal cultural center. Participants will then return to Sydney to return home, or travel on together to the south island of New Zealand for an optional add-on tour.

Participants choosing to travel on to New Zealand will visit Christchurch and experience the Antarctic Centre, the Cardboard Cathedral and a Maori Cultural Centre before traveling on to Queenstown. You’ll drive through alpine passes, passing Lake Tekapo, the Church of the Good Shepherd and Mount Cook on your way to beautiful Queenstown. Your time in Queenstown will include highlights like a steamship tour of the lake to a working sheep farm, a tour of Arrowtown, a Gold mining town, and an overnight cruise on Milford Sound where you’ll have the chance to see waterfalls, seals and penguins.

Egypt (June 2024)

Welcome to Egypt - the land of the Pharaohs! Visit the ancient wonders of Egyptian temples and the magic of sailing down the Nile on a cruise. Discover the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and explore the newly opened Grand Egypt Museum, where you can deepen your understanding of this fascinating country's history. Participants in this tour will have the unique opportunity to study and tour alongside students enrolled in the Harding University in Greece program and HUG directors Daniel and Meagan Adams. You’ll share adventures and times of reflection as you explore history, culture and faith. Dr. Khaled Nabil Osman, an Egyptologist, tour guide and longtime friend of Harding will be your guide through the rich history of his home country.

Iceland (August 2024)

This special trip will be a chance to enjoy the best of Harding in one of the places that has become a dear fixture on the International Programs trips over the past decade: Iceland. Travel with Harding University in Europe directors, Lauren and Tyler Knight, along the Southern Coast of Iceland visiting the most well-known spots including Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon, Westmann Islands, Black Sands Beaches of Vik, Skogafoss & Gulfoss, and other best-kept secrets that we’ve discovered during our past trips. Expect to connect to others in the Harding community while sharing the gift of experiencing truly magnificent wonders of creation together. You'll have the option to participate in glacier walks, see lava fields, enjoy whale-watching, relax in thermal lagoons and tour black sand beaches. Plan to fly home refreshed and thankful for new friendships made within this special Harding University community.

Greece (September 2024)

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. Tour participants will have the chance to live the life of a HUG student, enjoying meals prepared by a Greek cook before heading out to enjoy the beach, taking a swim in the backyard pool, hiking “HUG Mountain,” meandering through the small town or heading into Athens. In addition to sites in Athens, such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon, Mars Hill, the Agora of Athens and more, the group will visit some of Greece’s most well-known and historic locations. In ancient Corinth, you’ll explore one of the best excavated Biblical cities which even includes the temple to Apollo and the judgment seat (bema) that Paul would have been brought to when he spoke to Gallio (Acts 18). The group will also visit Cape Sounion where a Temple to Poseidon rests perched on a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. A trip to Delphi and Meteora will introduce you to more of the natural beauty of Greece as well as the historical and architectural wonders of the oracle at Delphi and the monasteries of Meteora. Participants will return to Athens and have the option to extend their stay and enjoy a Greek island cruise.

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