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  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

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.

Special Short-term Opportunity

This summer HUF has been divided into two, one-month sessions. Students will either attend HUF in June or July. The June session is full, but July can still accommodate 14 more students. July HUF will run from July 5th-August 2nd and include six hours of tuition.

Combine July HUF & August HUG

August HUG begins August 3rd and concludes August 18th, just in time to make it back to Searcy for the fall semester. A student could attend July HUF and then hop over to HUG for the two-week August experience, earning 8-9 hours of credit, 2-3 of which would count as their fall 2021 Bible class. If a student signs up for both July HUF and August HUG, they will receive a discount of $2,000 off the August HUG program cost.

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing international@harding.edu!

HUF at a glance

  • We were immersed in the culture right from the time we got off the plane.

    Danielle Wooten ,
    HUF Summer 2019

    Danielle's story
  • Pictures cannot capture the fine details, emotions, and vulnerability that I saw and felt.

    Rachel Williams ,
    HUF Summer 2019

    Rachel's story

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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.

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Cost Sheet & Course Schedule

Find more information on the cost breakdown for Summer 2021, and for programs occurring during the 2021-2022 school year, as well as the courses planned for Summer 2021Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. If your semester's course list is not posted, refer to the HUF Standard Course Offerings.

  • It’s the adventure that you will never forget. It made me into who I am today.

    Landon Lipp ,
    HUF Summer 2019

    Landon's story

Contact Us

Study Abroad is managed by the Office of International Programs.

501-279-4529

international@harding.edu

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