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  • This is a photo from Harding University in England (HUE).

    HUE

    Harding University in England

  • This is a photo from Harding University in England (HUE).

    HUE

    Harding University in England

  • This is a photo from Harding University in England (HUE).

    HUE

    Harding University in England

  • This is a photo from Harding University in England (HUE).

    HUE

    Harding University in England

The HUE program travels throughout Western Europe to offer students a chance to visit many countries, as well as spending time studying and living in the heart of Central London, England. The semester includes trips to various European destinations such as Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, as well as a cruise. The HUE program typically takes place during Fall semesters only and travels with a maximum of 40 students.

Course Offerings & Cost

Program Requirements

No student is eligible to attend HUE 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: A BHIS 3010 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 2022 Course offerings

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

HUE students are charged for 16 credit hours. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester. If you enroll in more than 16 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours.

The following courses are required: A BHIS 3010 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.


BHIS 3010 – Biblical Backgrounds (2 or 3) Tyler Knight: REQUIRED. A study in Bible backgrounds utilizing the great museums and libraries of Europe (such as the British Museum, Louvre and Vatican). Classroom work coupled with research in the biblical collections of European museums and libraries.

HUM 2730 - World Civilization/Humanities (2-6) Lauren Knight: 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 substitute 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, 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. (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).

HUM 2010 - International Studies (1-3) Lauren Knight: Preparation for international experience in living and studying abroad. Enhancement in cultural sensitivity and practical matters of survival in a different cultural setting. Approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction. Research on the host country. Fulfills 1-3 credits of the 6 hours required for Global Perspectives.

COMM 1010 – Communication Principles (3) Tyler Knight: 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.

ECON 2010 - Macroeconomics (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.

KINS 1190 – Conditioning Activities (1) Robbie Shackelford: Participation in exercises in order to improve physical fitness.

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. Fulfills 3 credit hours of the 6 hours required for Global Perspectives.

PHS 1060 – Physical Science (online) (3) Michael Gutierrez: An introduction to basic concepts in physics and chemistry including motion, gravity, momentum, energy, sound, electricity and the atom. Credit is not granted in PHS 1060 following credit for any other physics or chemistry course. This class may make use of the testing center and/or may give exams outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

MATH 1200 - Elementary Statistics (online) (3) Jill Davis: Elementary statistical techniques; descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation. This class may make use of the testing center and/or may give exams outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

Standard Course Offerings

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

HUE students are charged for 16 credit hours. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be maintained throughout the semester. If you enroll in more than 16 credit hours, you will be charged for those hours.

The following courses are required: a Bible course 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.


BHIS 3010 – Biblical Backgrounds (2 or 3): REQUIRED. A study in Bible backgrounds utilizing the great museums and libraries of Europe (such as the British Museum, Louvre and Vatican). Classroom work coupled with research in the biblical collections of European museums and libraries.

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).

HUM 2010 - International Studies (1-3): Preparation for international experience in living and studying abroad. Enhancement in cultural sensitivity and practical matters of survival in a different cultural setting. Approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction. Research on the host country. Fulfills 1-3 credits of the 6 hours required for Global Perspectives.

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.

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.

PHS 1060 – Physical Science (online) (3) (or similar PHS course TBA): An introduction to basic concepts in physics and chemistry including motion, gravity, momentum, energy, sound, electricity and the atom. Credit is not granted in PHS 1060 following credit for any other physics or chemistry course. This class may make use of the testing center and/or may give exams outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

MATH 1200 - Elementary Statistics (online) (3): Elementary statistical techniques; descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation. This class may make use of the testing center and/or may give exams outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

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.

Cost Breakdown

2022-2023 Cost Breakdown for full-semester programs

Final cost and charges are subject to change.

PaymentFall 2022 ProgramSpring 2023 ProgramSummer 2023 Program
$500with applicationwith applicationwith application
$3,000June 15, 2022Nov. 1, 2022March 1, 2023
$22,287Sept. 1, 2022Feb. 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Total Cost: $25,787

Application Fee ($500) paid at the time of application and refundable up until the $3,000 travel payment deadline for each program (June 15 for Fall 2021 program; November 1 for Spring 2022 program; March 1 for summer 2022 program). 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 ($22,287) includes tuition for 12-16 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. We recommend that you allow up to $85-$100 per day for all independent travel for those programs that allow or mandate it.

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.

HUE at a glance

Learn more about the experience at HUE by watching these videos about traveling to London and Iceland as well as Reflections on HUE.

  • I found a refreshed sense of wonder and appreciation for the world, different cultures, and history.

    Vanessa Goff ,
    HUE Fall 2019

    Vanessa's story

We believe in the importance of a global education because we are citizens of the world. No matter which program you choose to attend, you will return home with a new outlook on the world.

The HUE program typically takes place during Fall semesters only and travels with a maximum of 40 students.

  • The world is full of differences, but there’s so many similarities that can bring us together.

    Rachel Dixon ,
    HHUE Fall 2019

    Rachel's story
  • “I’m here for the history and the patisserie.”

    Lauren Knight,
    HUE Program Director

    Follow Lauren on Instagram
  • “The world changes every hundred feet.”

    Tyler Knight,
    HUE Program Director

    Changes at HUE

Contact Us

Study Abroad is managed by the Office of International Programs

501-279-4529

international@harding.edu

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