International Programs

Scholars Abroad 2014

Tentative dates: June 2-16, 2014

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Scholars Abroad is a two-week course designed for students entering their freshman year of college. The tentative dates for the summer of 2014 are June 2 through June 16.

An inspiring graduation gift for that college-bound student. Open to high school students who have completed their senior year. Students earn three hours of Bible credit for BHIS 140: The Mediterranean World. The class and tour for 2014 will be directed by Dr. Monte Cox, Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry.

Enrollment is limited to 32 students, so apply now! An application fee of $400 (non-refundable) must accompany your application. The application fee will be applied to the program cost. Applications will be reviewed before final selection of participants. In the event your application is not accepted, we will refund the application fee. For more information, contact Monte Cox (

Don't forget your camera!

Fly round-trip to Athens, Greece, and stay at the Harding Campus in Porto Rafti, Greece. Visit famous biblical and archaeological sites:

  • The Acropolis
  • Mars Hill
  • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
  • Temple of Artemis
  • National Archaeological Museum of Greece
  • Ancient Corinth

The program will end with a visit to another country, in either:

1) Italy

  • Pompei 
  • The Colosseum
  • The Forum
  • The Vatican Museums
  • The Catacombs


2) Turkey

  • Ephesus
  • Pergamum
  • Istanbul


3) Israel

  • Jerusalem
  • Masada
  • Sea of Galilee

(We are in constant contact with an overseas security advisor regarding all matters of safety.)

Hit the Books

Earn three hours of college credit through Harding's College of Bible and Ministry. You'll be guided by the Dean, Dr. Monte Cox.

The course, entitled "The Mediterranean World" (BHIS 140) explores the language and culture of the 1st century Greco-Roman world with tours of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece and either Italy, Turkey, or Israel.

Have the Time of your Life

Relax and enjoy your two-week stay in the resort city of Porto Rafti, Greece. Men and women will be housed on separate floors of Harding's beautiful, modern Christian Conference Center.

  • All meals paid
  • Daily devotionals
  • 24 hour chaperones
  • Christian traveling companions
  • Recreational facilities

Cost: Total cost per person, including the application fee, all air fare, room and board (3 meals per day), entrance fees, and tours is $3,645. Three hours of credit is granted to all who complete the program. Here is the payment schedule: 

  • Application Fee (non-refundable): $400.00 (due with application)
  • First Payment: $1,500.00 (due November 1, 2013)
  • Final Payment: $1745.00 (due February 14, 2014)

Blog from Summer 2013:
Pictures: Scholars Abroad 2012 on Facebook

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