• Swaid Institute for International Education

  • Swaid Institute for International Education
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    Swaid Institute for International Education
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    Swaid Institute for International Education
The Swaid Institute for International Education was established in 2023 through the generosity of Dr. Swaid and Christy Swaid. We aspire to broaden global literacy and cultural understanding while enhancing students’ Christian worldview as they strive to carry out the Great Commission.

About Dr. Swaid Swaid

Born in Eilaboun, Israel, Dr. Swaid Swaid came to Harding at age 16 with his friend, Khalil Jahshan. As an international student, Swaid understands very well the impact Harding has on students who study here as well as the life-enhancing experiences students have while studying abroad. Swaid has served on Harding’s Board of Trustees since 2022 and is an esteemed neurosurgeon who serves his patients and community following the example of Jesus Christ.

The Institute aims to engage students, faculty, staff, and the broader Harding community in open conversation and learning opportunities on a wide range of international topics with both personal and global implications. In doing so, the Institute brings recognition of these global issues before agents of impactful change and inspire them to rectify that which is broken in our world.


Learn more about our programs

International Programs (Study Abroad)

Studying abroad provides an opportunity to transform the way you view yourself, your faith, your neighbor, and the world we share. Embarking on a journey of discovery alongside Harding students and faculty will provide endless opportunities for community, experiential learning, service and adventure.

International Student Services

Harding University has many exciting opportunities for international students, and they will find a warm welcome awaiting them.

Contact Us

International Student Services

Location: Holland-Waller Center 104

Dr. Nicky Boyd: nboyd@harding.edu

Mary Ellen Brumley: mbrumley@harding.edu