HUF

Harding University in Florence

Harding University in Florence (HUF)

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.

 

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Program Requirements

No student is eligible to attend HUF 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: ITAL 1000 or ITAL 1010, 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 2024 Course Offerings

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

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester, and are included in the cost of the program. If you enroll in more than 12 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours.

The following courses are required: ITAL 1015, 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.


ITAL 1015 – Accelerated Elementary Italian I (3) Emily Woodroof: REQUIRED. This course provides an accelerated program in Italian during study abroad and focuses on oral and written communication, grammar and culture. Fulfills 3 hours of Global Perspectives.

BOLD 3005 – Lord and Land (2-3) David Gardner: 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, even if they have already received credit for BOLD 2010 and BOLD 2030.

HUM 2730 - World Civilization/Humanities (2-6) Aleece Kelley: 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).

COMM 1010 – Communication Principles (3) Susan Shirel: 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

MUS 1010 – Music Appreciation (3) Susan Shirel: The role of music in world cultures, with attention given to correlative developments in other arts.

BUS 2510 – Personal Finance for College Students (1) Zachary Kelley: An overview of key and essential elements of personal finance that a college student needs to understand even before they leave college. This seminar course is designed to familiarize the student with issues of personal finances that will have long-lasting benefits once the student graduates. All six modules are intricately tied to the Biblical concept of stewardship.

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. This course satisfies the global perspectives requirement in the Liberal Arts program.

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.

*Students may enroll in online courses offered through Harding's Searcy campus.

Spring 2025 Course Offerings

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

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester and are included in the cost of the program. If you enroll in more than 12 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours.

The following courses are required: ITAL 1015, 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.


ITAL 1015 – Accelerated Elementary Italian I (3): REQUIRED. This course provides an accelerated program in Italian during study abroad and focuses on oral and written communication, grammar and culture. Fulfills 3 hours of Global Perspectives.

BOLD 3005 – Lord and Land (2-3) David Gardner: 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, even if they have already received credit for BOLD 2010 and BOLD 2030.

HUM 2730 - World Civilization/Humanities (2-6) Aleece Kelley: 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).

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

BUS 2510 – Personal Finance for College Students (1): An overview of key and essential elements of personal finance that a college student needs to understand even before they leave college. This seminar course is designed to familiarize the student with issues of personal finances that will have long-lasting benefits once the student graduates. All six modules are intricately tied to the Biblical concept of stewardship.

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. This course satisfies the global perspectives requirement in the Liberal Arts program.

 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.

*Students may enroll in online courses offered through Harding's Searcy campus.

Summer 2025 Course Offerings

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

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester, and are included in the cost of the program. If you enroll in more than 12 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours.

The following courses are required: ITAL 1015, 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.


ITAL 1015 – Accelerated Elementary Italian I (3): REQUIRED. This course provides an accelerated program in Italian during study abroad and focuses on oral and written communication, grammar, and culture. Fulfills 3 hours of Global Perspectives.

BOLD 3005 – Lord and Land (2-3) David Gardner: 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, even if they have already received credit for BOLD 2010 and BOLD 2030.

HUM 2730 - World Civilization/Humanities (2-6) Aleece Kelley: 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).

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

BUS 2510 – Personal Finance for College Students (1): An overview of key and essential elements of personal finance that a college student needs to understand even before they leave college. This seminar course is designed to familiarize the student with issues of personal finances that will have long-lasting benefits once the student graduates. All six modules are intricately tied to the Biblical concept of stewardship.

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. This course satisfies the global perspectives requirement in the Liberal Arts program.

 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.

*Students may enroll in online courses offered through Harding's Searcy campus.

Fall 2025 Course Offerings

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

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester, and are included in the cost of the program. If you enroll in more than 12 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours.

The following courses are required: ITAL 1015, 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.


ITAL 1015 – Accelerated Elementary Italian I (3): REQUIRED. This course provides an accelerated program in Italian during study abroad and focuses on oral and written communication, grammar, and culture. Fulfills 3 hours of Global Perspectives.

BOLD 3005 – Lord and Land (2-3) David Gardner: 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, even if they have already received credit for BOLD 2010 and BOLD 2030.

HUM 2730 - World Civilization/Humanities (2-6) Aleece Kelley: 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).

COMM 1010 – Communication Principles (3) Tim Baird: 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

BUS 2510 – Personal Finance for College Students (1): An overview of key and essential elements of personal finance that a college student needs to understand even before they leave college. This seminar course is designed to familiarize the student with issues of personal finances that will have long-lasting benefits once the student graduates. All six modules are intricately tied to the Biblical concept of stewardship.

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. This course satisfies the global perspectives requirement in the Liberal Arts program.

 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.

*Students may enroll in online courses offered through Harding's Searcy campus.

Spring 2026 Course Offerings

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

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester, and are included in the cost of the program. If you enroll in more than 12 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours.

The following courses are required: ITAL 1015, 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.


ITAL 1015 – Accelerated Elementary Italian I (3): REQUIRED. This course provides an accelerated program in Italian during study abroad and focuses on oral and written communication, grammar, and culture. Fulfills 3 hours of Global Perspectives.

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, even if they have already received credit for BOLD 2010 and 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).

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

BUS 2510 – Personal Finance for College Students (1): An overview of key and essential elements of personal finance that a college student needs to understand even before they leave college. This seminar course is designed to familiarize the student with issues of personal finances that will have long-lasting benefits once the student graduates. All six modules are intricately tied to the Biblical concept of stewardship.

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.

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.

*Students may enroll in online courses offered through Harding's Searcy campus.

Summer 2026 Course Offerings

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

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester, and are included in the cost of the program. If you enroll in more than 12 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours.

The following courses are required: ITAL 1015, 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.


ITAL 1015 – Accelerated Elementary Italian I (3): REQUIRED. This course provides an accelerated program in Italian during study abroad and focuses on oral and written communication, grammar, and culture. Fulfills 3 hours of Global Perspectives.

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, even if they have already received credit for BOLD 2010 and 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).

COMM 1010 – Communication Principles (3) Britt Lynn: 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

BUS 2510 – Personal Finance for College Students (1): An overview of key and essential elements of personal finance that a college student needs to understand even before they leave college. This seminar course is designed to familiarize the student with issues of personal finances that will have long-lasting benefits once the student graduates. All six modules are intricately tied to the Biblical concept of stewardship.

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.

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.

*Students may enroll in online courses offered through Harding's Searcy campus.

Standard Course Offerings

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

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester, and are included in the cost of the program. If you enroll in more than 12 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours.

The following courses are required: ITAL 1015, 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.


ITAL 1015 – Accelerated Elementary Italian I (3): REQUIRED. This course provides an accelerated program in Italian during study abroad and focuses on oral and written communication, grammar, and culture. Fulfills 3 hours of Global Perspectives.

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, even if they have already received credit for BOLD 2010 and 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).

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

BUS 2510 – Personal Finance for College Students (1): An overview of key and essential elements of personal finance that a college student needs to understand even before they leave college. This seminar course is designed to familiarize the student with issues of personal finances that will have long-lasting benefits once the student graduates. All six modules are intricately tied to the Biblical concept of stewardship.

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.

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.

*Students may enroll in online courses offered through Harding's Searcy campus.

2024-25 Cost Breakdown

2024-2025 Cost Breakdown for full-semester programs

Final cost and charges are subject to change.

Payment Fall 2024 Program Spring 2025 Program Summer 2025 Program
$500 with application with application with application
$3,000 June 1, 2024 Nov. 1, 2024 March 1, 2025
$22,382 Sept. 1, 2024 Feb. 1, 2025 May 1, 2025
Total Cost: $25,882

Application Fee ($500) paid at the time of application and refundable up until the $3,000 travel payment deadline for each program (see above). 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 ($22,382) includes tuition for 12 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.

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.

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

HUF Summer 2019

Learn more about the experience at HUF by watching these videos about  Life in the Villa the Mask Shop Line of Sight Mission Impossible Free Travel  and the  Duomo Climb .

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