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    Harding University in Australasia

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Australasia (HUA).

    HUA

    Harding University in Australasia

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Australasia (HUA).

    HUA

    Harding University in Australasia

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Australasia (HUA).

    HUA

    Harding University in Australasia

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Australasia (HUA).

    HUA

    Harding University in Australasia

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Australasia (HUA).

    HUA

    Harding University in Australasia

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Australasia (HUA).

    HUA

    Harding University in Australasia

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Australasia (HUA).

    HUA

    Harding University in Australasia

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.

Course Offerings & Cost

Program Requirements

No student is eligible to attend HUA who is currently on academic, chapel or disciplinary probation on the Searcy campus. Any student who has applied and/or been accepted will automatically become ineligible if placed on any type of probation up until time to depart. Such individuals will be placed on a waiting list and may go only if there are openings after probation has been removed. In addition, a student must have an overall 2.0 GPA.

The following courses are required: BOLD 3005 and HUM 2730. Successful completion of a second Bible course during a full semester International Program will permit a student to apply this course to the Bible requirement for a future semester, provided that the second Bible class is taught by a College of Bible and Ministry instructor. The student may apply this benefit in the future semester of their choice.

Fall 2022 Course Offerings

While it is our intention to offer the courses listed, changes are sometimes necessary.

HUA students are charged for 16 credit hours. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester. If you enroll in more than 16 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours. Eight semesters of Bible are required by the University for graduation. Students who complete two Bible courses at HUA will have one of their later semesters of the Bible requirement waived.


BOLD 3005 - Lord and Land (2) Daniel Oden: REQUIRED. This course examines the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, introducing students to relevant historical, geographical, and cultural backgrounds, Old Testament theology, biblical exegesis, and applications to contemporary contexts. As part of the curriculum for International Programs at Harding University, this course surveys the Hebrew Bible through the visual/virtual exploration of the land of Israel. This course is offered to sophomore students in study abroad (IP) programs for 2 credit hours and satisfies the requirement for either BOLD 2010 or BOLD 2030 in the Liberal Arts program. Upperclassman may take this course for 2 or 3 credit hours (even if they have already received credit for BOLD 2010 or BOLD 2030). 

HUM 2730 - World Civilization/Humanities (2-6) J.D. Yingling: REQUIRED. An integration of the disciplines of art, drama, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and science, and their influence in shaping ideas and values in the selected area of the world. The course content will reflect the context in which it will be taught. Required of all students participating in an international program. May substitute for up to 6 hours selected from the following: ART 1010, THEA 1010, ENG 2010 or ENG 2020, HIST 2100 or HIST 2110, MUS 1010, PHIL 3010, or up to 3 hours of global perspectives. This course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 hours, provided the course is taken at different locations.

This course may not be taken as a repeat for a completed liberal arts course or to satisfy an additional liberal arts requirement. Determine how you intend to apply the credits, then enroll in the appropriate number of hours. (Example: Student wants credit for ENG 2010 and MUS 1010; therefore, will enroll in 6 credit hours.) Credit may not be increased after the semester begins. Prior to the semester abroad, students must apply the credits to the appropriate course(s).

HUM 2010 - International Studies (1-3) J.D. Yingling: Preparation for international experience in living and studying abroad. Enhancement in cultural sensitivity and practical matters of survival in a different cultural setting. Approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction. Research on the host country. Fulfills 1-3 credit hours of the 6 hours required for Global Perspectives

COMM 1010 – Communication Principles (3) Kim Yingling: Instruction and practice in the theory and skills of public and interpersonal communication. Research, organization, and delivery of speeches. Development of critical listening skills for evaluative purposes. Emphasis on nonverbal, small group, and multicultural communication in a digitally connected world.

KINS 1190 – Conditioning (1) Kim Yingling: Participation in exercises in order to improve physical fitness.

KINS 1010 – Wellness (2) J.D. Yingling: This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enhance personal fitness and wellness now and in the future. Required of all freshmen. Does not count toward a kinesiology major or minor.

BMIS 3000 – The World Christian (online) (3) Tim Westbrook: This course may be taken only as a second Bible class. This course seeks to lead students to become World Christians by focusing on the theological, cultural, and contextual aspects of what God is doing in this world and by discovering how to participate strategically with God in his work. The course tackles tough questions about God and the lost. It also surveys a history of missionary heroes to discover personalities who exemplified missiological principles. Fulfills 3 credits of the 6 hours required for Global Perspectives.

PHS 1060 – Physical Science (online) (3) Michael Gutierrez: An introduction to basic concepts in physics and chemistry including motion, gravity, momentum, energy, sound, electricity and the atom. Credit is not granted in PHS 1060 following credit for any other physics or chemistry course. This class may make use of the testing center and/or may give exams outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

MATH 1200 – Elementary Statistics (online) (3) Jill Davis: Elementary statistical techniques; descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation. This class may make use of the testing center and/or may give exams outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

ECON 2010 – Macroeconomics (online) (3) Tyler Knight: The overall workings of the economy and its major subdivisions; our economic system, business cycles, money and banking, national income accounts, and stabilization policy.

Fall 2023 Course Offerings

While it is our intention to offer the courses listed, changes are sometimes necessary.

HUA students are charged for 16 credit hours. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester. If you enroll in more than 16 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours. Eight semesters of Bible are required by the University for graduation. Students who complete two Bible courses at HUA will have one of their later semesters of the Bible requirement waived.


BOLD 3005 - Lord and Land (2): REQUIRED. This course examines the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, introducing students to relevant historical, geographical, and cultural backgrounds, Old Testament theology, biblical exegesis, and applications to contemporary contexts. As part of the curriculum for International Programs at Harding University, this course surveys the Hebrew Bible through the visual/virtual exploration of the land of Israel. This course is offered to sophomore students in study abroad (IP) programs for 2 credit hours and satisfies the requirement for either BOLD 2010 or BOLD 2030 in the Liberal Arts program. Upperclassman may take this course for 2 or 3 credit hours (even if they have already received credit for BOLD 2010 or BOLD 2030). 

HUM 2730 - World Civilization/Humanities (2-6) Rich Brown: REQUIRED. An integration of the disciplines of art, drama, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and science, and their influence in shaping ideas and values in the selected area of the world. The course content will reflect the context in which it will be taught. Required of all students participating in an international program. May count for up to 6 hours selected from the following: ART 1010, THEA 1010, ENG 2010 or ENG 2020, HIST 2100 or HIST 2110, MUS 1010-1015, PHIL 3010, or global perspectives. This course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 hours, provided the course is taken at different locations.

This course may not be taken as a repeat for a completed liberal arts course or to satisfy an additional liberal arts requirement. Determine how you intend to apply the credits, then enroll in the appropriate number of hours. (Example: Student wants credit for ENG 2010 and MUS 1010; therefore, will enroll in 6 credit hours.) Credit may not be increased after the semester begins. Prior to the semester abroad, students must apply the credits to the appropriate course(s).

HUM 2010 - International Studies (1-3) Laura Beth Brown: Preparation for international experience in living and studying abroad. Enhancement in cultural sensitivity and practical matters of survival in a different cultural setting. Approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction. Research on the host country. Fulfills 1-3 credits of the 6 hours required for Global Perspectives.

COMM 1010 – Communication Principles (3) Laura Beth Brown: Instruction and practice in the theory and skills of public and interpersonal communication. Research, organization, and delivery of speeches. Development of critical listening skills for evaluative purposes. Emphasis on nonverbal, small group, and multicultural communication in a digitally connected world.

KINS 1190 – Conditioning Activities (1) Laura Beth Brown: Participation in exercises in order to improve physical fitness.

BMIS 3000- The World Christian (online) (3): This course may be taken only as a second Bible class. This course seeks to lead students to become World Christians by focusing on the theological, cultural, and contextual aspects of what God is doing in this world and by discovering how to participate strategically with God in his work. The course tackles tough questions about God and the lost. It also surveys a history of missionary heroes to discover personalities who exemplified missiological principles. This course satisfies the global perspectives requirement in the Liberal Arts program.

PHS 1060 – Physical Science (online) (3) (or similar PHS course TBA): An introduction to basic concepts in physics and chemistry including motion, gravity, momentum, energy, sound, electricity and the atom. Credit is not granted in PHS 1060 following credit for any other physics or chemistry course. This class may make use of the testing center and/or may give exams outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

MATH 1200 - Elementary Statistics (online) (3): Elementary statistical techniques; descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation. This class may make use of the testing center and/or may give exams outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

ECON 2010 – Macroeconomics (online) (3): The overall workings of the economy and its major subdivisions; our economic system, business cycles, money and banking, national income accounts, and stabilization policy.

Standard Course Offerings

While it is our intention to offer the courses listed, changes are sometimes necessary.

HUA students are charged for 16 credit hours. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester. If you enroll in more than 16 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours. Eight semesters of Bible are required by the University for graduation. Students who complete two Bible courses at HUA will have one of their later semesters of the Bible requirement waived.


BOLD 3005 - Lord and Land (2): REQUIRED. This course examines the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, introducing students to relevant historical, geographical, and cultural backgrounds, Old Testament theology, biblical exegesis, and applications to contemporary contexts. As part of the curriculum for International Programs at Harding University, this course surveys the Hebrew Bible through the visual/virtual exploration of the land of Israel. This course is offered to sophomore students in study abroad (IP) programs for 2 credit hours and satisfies the requirement for either BOLD 2010 or BOLD 2030 in the Liberal Arts program. Upperclassman may take this course for 2 or 3 credit hours (even if they have already received credit for BOLD 2010 or BOLD 2030). 

HUM 2730 - World Civilization/Humanities (2-6): REQUIRED. An integration of the disciplines of art, drama, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and science, and their influence in shaping ideas and values in the selected area of the world. The course content will reflect the context in which it will be taught. Required of all students participating in an international program. May count for up to 6 hours selected from the following: ART 1010, THEA 1010, ENG 2010 or ENG 2020, HIST 2100 or HIST 2110, MUS 1010-1015, PHIL 3010, or global perspectives. This course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 hours, provided the course is taken at different locations.

This course may not be taken as a repeat for a completed liberal arts course or to satisfy an additional liberal arts requirement. Determine how you intend to apply the credits, then enroll in the appropriate number of hours. (Example: Student wants credit for ENG 2010 and MUS 1010; therefore, will enroll in 6 credit hours.) Credit may not be increased after the semester begins. Prior to the semester abroad, students must apply the credits to the appropriate course(s).

HUM 2010 - International Studies (1-3): Preparation for international experience in living and studying abroad. Enhancement in cultural sensitivity and practical matters of survival in a different cultural setting. Approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction. Research on the host country. Fulfills 1-3 credits of the 6 hours required for Global Perspectives.

COMM 1010 – Communication Principles (3): Instruction and practice in the theory and skills of public and interpersonal communication. Research, organization, and delivery of speeches. Development of critical listening skills for evaluative purposes. Emphasis on nonverbal, small group, and multicultural communication in a digitally connected world.

KINS 1190 – Conditioning Activities (1): Participation in exercises in order to improve physical fitness.

BMIS 3000- The World Christian (online) (3): This course may be taken only as a second Bible class. This course seeks to lead students to become World Christians by focusing on the theological, cultural, and contextual aspects of what God is doing in this world and by discovering how to participate strategically with God in his work. The course tackles tough questions about God and the lost. It also surveys a history of missionary heroes to discover personalities who exemplified missiological principles. This course satisfies the global perspectives requirement in the Liberal Arts program.

PHS 1060 – Physical Science (online) (3) (or similar PHS course TBA): An introduction to basic concepts in physics and chemistry including motion, gravity, momentum, energy, sound, electricity and the atom. Credit is not granted in PHS 1060 following credit for any other physics or chemistry course. This class may make use of the testing center and/or may give exams outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

MATH 1200 - Elementary Statistics (online) (3): Elementary statistical techniques; descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation. This class may make use of the testing center and/or may give exams outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

ECON 2010 – Macroeconomics (online) (3): The overall workings of the economy and its major subdivisions; our economic system, business cycles, money and banking, national income accounts, and stabilization policy.

Cost Breakdown

2022-2023 Cost Breakdown for full-semester programs

Final cost and charges are subject to change.

PaymentFall 2022 ProgramSpring 2023 ProgramSummer 2023 Program
$500with applicationwith applicationwith application
$3,000June 15, 2022Nov. 1, 2022March 1, 2023
$22,287Sept. 1, 2022Feb. 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Total Cost: $25,787

Application Fee ($500) paid at the time of application and refundable up until the $3,000 travel payment deadline for each program (June 15 for Fall 2021 program; November 1 for Spring 2022 program; March 1 for summer 2022 program). If the program is canceled before or after these dates, students will receive a refund of all fees paid.

Travel Payment ($3,000) 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 ($22,287) includes tuition for 12-16 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.

For information regarding finances, loans, scholarships, and billing, please contact: Angie Shafer at ashafer@harding.edu or 501-279-4338 (Office Location: Ezell Basement #18).

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. 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.

HUA at a glance

  • The world is full of incredible adventures. Don't let fear keep you from experiencing it.

    Ryann Heim ,
    HUA Fall 2017

    Ryann's story

We believe in the importance of a global education because we are citizens of the world. No matter which program you choose to attend, you will return home with a new outlook on the world.

The HUA program typically takes place during Fall semesters only and travels with a maximum of 40 students.

  • Each memory was a gift that I will treasure always.

    Paige Holland ,
    HUA Fall 2019

    Paige's story
  • “The world is a classroom without walls.”

    Pam Little,
    HUA Program Director

    #HUAFall2019

Contact Us

Study Abroad is managed by the Office of International Programs

501-279-4529

international@harding.edu

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