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  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

  • This is a photo from Harding University in Florence (HUF).

    HUF

    Harding University in Florence

Established in 1980, Harding University in Florence (HUF) was the first of the University’s international programs. HUF students live in a 15th century villa midway up a hill southwest of Florence in the city of Scandicci, complete with a view of the Arno Valley and the Apennine Mountains. In addition to this beautiful setting, students enjoy meals prepared by two Italian cooks. Living just outside of Florence provides endless opportunities to explore all that the city has to offer: climbing the Duomo, strolling across the Ponte Vecchio, visiting the Uffizi, the Accademia and more. 

Tours outside of Florence continue to highlight Italian culture and history by taking students to see the wonders of Rome, Pompeii, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Lucca, Casentino and more. Students have independent travel time during the semester, as well as an option for more before heading home. The HUF program takes place during each Spring, Summer and Fall semester and travels with a maximum of 40 students each semester.

HUF at a glance

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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.

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Enrolled Students

Already enrolled? Follow these next steps, including filling out forms about your health history, emergency contact and medical release.

Forms for Enrolled Students

Cost Sheet

Here is the cost breakdown for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.

Course Schedule

Here are the courses planned for Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. If your semester's course list is not posted, refer to the HUF Standard Course Offerings.

HUF Manual

This manual is password protected for enrolled students.

  • “Aggressively seek beauty every day.”

    Robbie and Mona Shackelford.,
    HUF Program Directors

    Note from Robbie
  • “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

    Ethan Brown,
    HUF Assistant Director

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Contact Us

Study Abroad is managed by the Office of International Programs.

501-279-4529

international@harding.edu

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