YHC students have the opportunity to spend a semester, summer or a full academic year abroad in Asia, Latin America, Africa or Europe. Young Harris College also regularly provides opportunities for students to travel and study abroad under the direct supervision of Young Harris College faculty. These optional excursions are an extension of the classroom experience. International study travel seminars offer students the opportunity to enrich courses in art, music, literature and history, extend the scientific laboratory experiences into global ecological systems and demonstrate language competencies through total immersion experiences with native speakers of French or Spanish.
Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, unless their program of choice states otherwise. Most study abroad applications are due by March 1 for the following summer and fall admissions, or by October 1 for the following spring admission. The program fees may vary according to the specific program. The Director of Study Abroad, Dr. Eloise Whisenhunt, will help students find the best program to meet their needs.
Here are some of the study abroad programs and trips led by YHC faculty that are open to all students:
The English Department will host the "Irish Literary Revival Tour," a 10-day trip to Ireland in which students will explore Ireland's rich legacy of history and literature. The trip is led by Dr. Ruth Looper, who specializes in Anglo-Irish Literature (particularly the literature of the Irish Revival), Modern British literature and contemporary poetry.
Contact: Dr. Ruth Looper
Students have the opportunity to spend the summer studying at Konkuk University, a liberal arts institution in Seoul, South Korea. Konkuk University’s international summer program is a four-week institute for students from all disciplines who wish to learn about and experience Korea and its culture. Possible courses include "Current Issues of the Global Economy," "International Corporate Finance," "Introduction to Korean Culture" and "Apparel and Human Behavior." All classes are small and taught in English.
Contact: Dr. Eloise Whisenhunt
YHC students can spend a summer, semester or year studying at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, with Dr. Diana Santiago, who serves as the Chair of the Foreign Language Department at YHC.
Contact: Dr. Diana Santiago
Students can enjoy a summer study excursion to Vietnam with Dr. Lee March, a recognized expert on the Vietnam War and America’s involvement in Southeast Asia. Dr. March is continuing his research regarding the Vietnam War and its impact on current U.S. foreign policy. He also directs the Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project at Young Harris College.
Contact: Dr. Lee March