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YHC offers many ways to study abroad, from faculty-led programs to external and exchange programs. It also offers scholarships for studying abroad, to put international studies within reach.

Benefits of studying abroad

  • Learn outside of the traditional classroom setting
  • Develop a global frame of mind and broaden your worldview
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture and gain a new perspective on your own country
  • Embrace challenges and discover new strengths
  • Experience personal growth and gain a sense of independence
  • Adapt to new situations and explore different ideas and perceptions
  • Enhance the value of your degree and employment opportunities
  • Take advantage of travel opportunities integrated into the curriculum
  • Make new friends from around the world

Faculty-led programs

Young Harris College regularly provides opportunities for students to travel and study abroad under the direct supervision of Young Harris College faculty. Check out some past examples.

Politics in Great Britain

Politics in Great Britain

Led by Dr. Nathan Gray in 2019, six business and public policy students engaged in a 14-day trip to Great Britain as part of a British politics course. The group toured historical sites with governmental significance such as Edinburgh Castle in Scotland and the Tower of London. They also took guided tours of current places of power including British Parliament, Scottish Parliament, and Old Bailey.

Biology in Britain

Biology in Britain

Dr. Jennifer Schroeder guided ten science students in 2019 on a tour to see the sites in England and Scotland associated with some of most important advances in biology during the 20th century. They visited the National Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, Cambridge University, Kew Gardens, Darwin’s house, and a bio-dome in Cornwall.

Mozart Building

Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, oh my!

In the Summer of 2019, Cindy DeFoor and Richard Knepp led YHC students on a musical tour of Europe. Their week-long journey highlighted the historical and musical offerings of Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, and Venice. Some of the memorable moments included a gondola ride through the canals of Venice, a private tour of the Vienna Opera House, and an exploration of the home and birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Exchange Programs

Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea

Spend the summer studying in Seoul, South Korea. Konkuk University (KU) offers a four-week international summer program for students from all disciplines. 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. Students can also spend a full semester at Konkuk University through the Exchange Student Program.

The Irish-American Scholars Program

Spend one or two semesters at a university or college in Northern Ireland, tuition free. Each fall, the Association representative for your college will write to U.S. college presidents, inviting up to three applications from students who have a GPA of 3.2 or above. Students are then considered for a place at a Northern Ireland institution. Please note that American students must cover their own living and other costs while in Northern Ireland.

YHC Study Abroad partners

Harlaxton College
Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Harlaxton College serves as the British campus of the University of Evansville in Indiana. It is one of the finest study-abroad campuses in the world and consists of a 100-room Grade I listed Victorian manor house in the English Midlands. The manor features a Great Hall, Long Gallery and Conservatory, among other beautiful architectural features. Approximately 175 undergraduate college students attend Harlaxton each semester. YHC students may study at Harlaxton for the summer, one semester or a full academic year.

Pompeu Fabra University
Barcelona, Spain

Pompeu Fabra University (PFU) is a modern and highly prestigious public university. It was founded in 1990 and is located in the heart of Barcelona. This university is widely considered to be one of the best academic institutions in Spain and on the European continent. YHC students may study at PFU for the summer, one semester or a full academic year.

External Study Abroad programs

In addition to YHC affiliate and partner programs, many other study abroad programs available to students. Contact Coordinator of International Studies, Dr. Jennifer Schroeder, for assistance in finding the best program to meet your needs.