Study Abroad

Mostly Music

Mostly Music is a Summer Study Abroad Program in Europe 

Come with us and experience international culture with fellow Harding students and music professors in this study abroad excursion to major cultural centers of Europe. Participants will understand and appreciate the connections of music, art, and history while attending museums, concerts, musical theater and opera in cities rich in history. All majors are welcome to apply.

Mostly Music is conducted during the summer of even years.

  • Open to all majors
  • Visit major cultural centers in Europe
  • Understand the connections between music, art and history
  • Experience museums, concerts, musical theater and opera
  • Complete global perspective requirement
  • Study with Harding students and music professors in international metropolitan settings
Limited space is available. For more information about the program, Dr. Jay Walls at

Summer 2024 Course Offerings

Mostly Music students are charged for 11 credit hours. A minimum of 11 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester. If you enroll in more than 11 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours. Courses may be subject to change, with the possible addition of other music courses. No student is eligible to attend an international program 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.

BMIN 3000 - Hymnology (2 or 3)
The Biblical basis for singing in the church. Church songs from the earliest times to the present. Types of songs appropriate to today’s church.

MUS 3240 – World Music (3)
A study of the music of world cultures, primarily those of non-Western origins. Emphasis is placed on understanding the function, history and philosophy of music in cultural contexts. Includes the study of musical elements from a variety of musical traditions, in-class performance of non-Western music and research on specific world musical cultures.

MUS 3220 – Music History II (3)
Music history, literature, analysis and culture of the Classical and Romantic eras.

MUS 1010 – Music Appreciation (3)
The role of music in world cultures, with attention given to correlative developments in other arts. Does not count toward any music major.

HUM 2730 - World Civilization and Humanities (2-3)
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. May substitute for 2-3 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. Credit may not be increased after the semester is completed. 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.

2024 Cost Breakdown

Final cost and charges are subject to change.

Summer 2024 Payment Schedule
$500with application
$1,500March 1, 2024
$15,225May 1, 2024
Total Cost $17,225

Application Fee ($500) paid at the time of application and refundable up until the travel
payment deadline.

Travel Payment ($1,500) 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 11 hours, room and board, program fee, technology fee,
local travel, tour guides, museums and art galleries, facility cleaning, and linen/laundry.

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.

Final cost and charges are subject to change. 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.

Contact Us

Study Abroad is managed by the Office of International Programs


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