Study Abroad

Bison Athletes in Training (BAT)

BAT is a condensed summer program designed for Harding students who want to engage in training while touring Europe. Travel, study and train with us!

Tentative 2022 Dates: May 17 - June 14 | Optional independent travel at the end of the four-week program

Itinerary for Summer 2022

  • Study and travel to fabulous places in Greece, Italy and Germany
  • Participate in workouts at a local gym and field
  • The program duration is designed to allow student-athletes to participate

Classes are based at our campus in Greece and just outside of Florence, Italy, where a gym and field are available for workouts. During the program, students will experience Italy, Greece, and Germany. Independent travel opportunities are a possibility at the conclusion of the program.

To apply for this program, complete the online Study Abroad Application. For more information, contact Dr. Clay Beason at or Dr. J.R. Duke at and follow BAT on Facebook.

Summer 2022 Course Offerings

BAT students must pay for a minimum of six hours. Curriculum will be chosen from the following list of classes based on the needs of those who are accepted into the program:

  • HUM 2010 – International Studies (1, 2 or 3 hours)
  • BMIS 3000 - The World Christian (online, 3 hours)
  • COMM 1010 – Communication Principles (3 hours)
  • PHS 1060 - Physical Science (online, 3 hours)
  • KINS 1190 – Conditioning Activities (1 hour)
  • MATH 1200 - Elementary Statistics (online, 3 hours)
  • BNEW 3030 – Paul (or a similar course) (2 or 3 hours)
  • ECON 2010 - Macroeconomics (online, 3 hours)

Cost Breakdown

Final cost and charges are subject to change.

Payment ScheduleSummer 2022
Summer 2023
with application$500$500
March 1$1,000$1,000
May 1$7,734$7,896
Total Cost $9,234Total Cost $9,396

Application Fee ($500) paid at the time of application and refundable up until the $1,000 travel payment is due on March 1, 2022. If the program is canceled before or after this date, students will receive a refund of all fees paid.

Travel Payment ($1,000) includes prepayment for required deposits associated with reservations during your program, as well as roundtrip airfare from your home city. Airline frequent flyer miles may be accumulated; however, no personal frequent flier miles or points may be used to acquire the flight(s). All travel arrangements are made by the International Programs office. A fuel surcharge, imposed by the airlines, may be added, typically not exceeding $500. Round-trip airfare is typically based on travel from Little Rock. If your home city exceeds this fare, you may be charged accordingly.

Final Payment: includes tuition for 6 hours, room and board, program fee, technology fee, transportation, accommodation, local travel, tour guides, museums and art galleries, facility cleaning, and linen/laundry. Most financial aid will apply to your semester abroad.

Spending money: You will need to provide your own spending money. We recommend that you allow up to $85-$100 per day for all independent travel for those programs that allow or mandate it.

Housing Costs in Searcy: This cost does not include housing or meal costs while students are attending intersession courses on the Searcy campus.

For information regarding finances, loans, scholarships, and billing, please contact Angie Shafer at or 501-279-4338.

Those who cancel after airline tickets have been purchased and land travel arrangements have been paid will be liable for any penalties assessed by the airlines and land travel companies. Funds that can be recovered will be returned to the student’s account as soon as possible. Athletic scholarship will not pay for any portion of the program.

If you are enrolling in a future semester not indicated on this cost sheet, you may estimate the payment increase at 4-5% per school year. Costs and charges are subject to change.

BAT at a glance

Contact Us

Study Abroad is managed by the Office of International Programs


Mailing address:
Harding University
International Programs
Box 10838
Searcy AR 72149-5615