International Studies Program

Recognizing the educational value of exposure to and learning in different cultures, HSU offers a variety of academic opportunities to enhance students’ educational experience through study and travel in selected foreign countries. Financial aid is available. University credit may be earned in the following:

  1. The London Semester Program provides an exciting opportunity for students to live and study in the heart of London, England. The program is operated in partnership with University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Howard Payne University with all schools sending students and faculty for a semester long intensive study experience. Local British faculties and American professors give students the benefit of native knowledge, and the experience of life and culture in England. Students and faculty live in university housing in central London. A coach trip to northern England, Scotland, Wales, and the Lake District along with weekend side trips to locations, such as Canterbury, Bath, Dover, and Stratford-Upon-Avon, are all part of the London Semester.
  2. The Salzburg College Program allows students to study in Salzburg, Austria, under the instruction of European professors. While all instruction is in English, students must take a German-language course as part of their normal course load. This program especially appeals to business, social science, fine arts, and German language students although almost all majors can find suitable courses for their degree plans. Students may choose to live with Austrian families during their stay and have a two-week spring break to conduct personal travel.
  3. The Hong Kong Program allows students to study for a semester at Hong Kong Baptist University. A full range of courses is offered in English that will accommodate most majors. Students live in an International Student House on campus and participate fully in the life of the campus. Hong Kong is centrally located in the Southeast Asian region that affords easy travel to central China, Thailand, Singapore and Japan.
  4. Spanish Study at the University of Salamanca offers students the opportunity to study Spanish conversation and culture at the oldest university in Spain. Excursions are made to Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, and Sevilla.
  5. Australia: Macquarie University and Australian Catholic University. These Australian programs offer students a study abroad opportunity that is exciting and unique. Students may attend Macquarie or ACU either for the fall term, which begins in late February or the spring term, which begins in late July. Students may receive up to 12 credits toward their HSU degree from a wide variety of study fields. While attending ACU or Macquarie, students live in apartments near or on campus and have ample time for travel that may include not only the continent of Australia but the countries of New Zealand and Indonesia as well. Credit is by pass/fail only.
  6. Additional travel courses are frequently conducted to other countries including Israel, Greece, Indonesia, Lithuania, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. These courses are conducted by faculty members and change from year to year. Interested students should contact the International Studies Office early in the year to determine what courses are offered for any given year.

Special International Studies Scholarships are available for international studies upon receipt of an application for a program. Students may also choose to study in programs affiliated with the CCCU and CGE.