Study Abroad

Security News


We consider the health, safety and well-being of our students involved in our international programs of the utmost importance. Harding's Dean of International Programs receives world-wide information daily from security officials. In the event of a political, social or natural emergency, the Dean will be in close contact with the on-site director for any of our overseas programs. Pertinent information will be provided here as a quick resource for your convenience.

Worldwide Situational Awareness

Harding International programs remains in daily contact with our State Department security consultant and studies all relevant bulletins and announcements. In the event of a natural disaster, travel warning, or emergency situation, plans for Harding students may be revised in accordance with all prudent safety precautions. Everyone who travels is urged to maintain a high level of situational awareness and to exercise caution at all times. Report to authorities anything that seems extraordinary. All travelers are urged (program participants and faculty are required) to register with the U.S. State Department's STEP program so that U.S. citizens can receive information and be assisted in times of emergency. - Jeffrey T. Hopper, Dean of International Programs

The Bison, Harding student newspaper, addressed security concerns.

Retired special agent delivers powerful message at Travel Security Seminar

The International Programs office hosted a fireside chat at Harding featuring Bruce Tully, retired special agent from the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service and the U.S. Secret Service. A few dozen Harding students and faculty enrolled in upcoming international programs attended the evening and heard him speak on personal security and travel safety. Mr. Tully currently serves as our international security consultant and is an expert in counter terrorism, personal security and anti-crime operations.

These three episodes document that evening:

Security Reports from Our Overseas Campuses

HIP Security Report pdf

HIZ Security Report pdf

HUA Security Report pdf

HUE Security Report pdf

HUF Security Report pdf

HUG Security Report pdf

HULA Security Report pdf


Contact Us

Study Abroad is managed by the Office of International Programs


Fax: 501-279-4184

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