Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through a comprehensive liberal arts experience that integrates mind, body and spirit. In today’s global community, a liberal arts education cannot be comprehensive or complete without a strong international component. The mission of the YHC study abroad and international programs is to engage the College community in meaningful international experiences that foster an awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures and provide it with a wide range of exciting opportunities for personal and communal growth. Living and studying abroad broadens students' understanding of the language, people and culture of various world regions and contributes to a better understanding of our own culture.
The international programs of Young Harris College are committed to providing students, faculty and staff with opportunities that enhance awareness and understanding of international and intercultural issues. By offering a welcoming campus environment to international students and faculty and by developing diverse and substantive international programs, we seek to build collaborative relationships across various academic disciplines and cultures, conducive to liberal learning and shared spiritual and social values.
International programs at YHC will...
- prepare students for responsible global citizenship and the development of sustainable, just and caring global communities through intercultural learning, understanding and cooperation
- create a campus environment that embraces cultural differences and emphasizes the unity of humankind while cherishing the uniqueness of the local community
- encourage a global frame of mind where a student's personal growth and development will enhance the retention and academic success of all students
- provide information, guidance and opportunities to YHC students, so that they can expand their knowledge of other countries and cultures and broaden their view of the world by studying or pursuing research at various overseas locations for appropriate lengths of time
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For more information about study abroad programs, contact Director of Study Abroad Dr. Eloise Whisenhunt at (706) 379-5058.