Young Harris College regularly provides opportunities for students to travel and study abroad under the direct supervision of Young Harris College faculty. 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 experience total immersion with native speakers of French or Spanish.
Learn about recent study abroad programs led by YHC faculty:
Young Harris College Study Away in Ireland: One Hundred Years of Freedom
In May 2016, 20 YHC students, Professor Louisa Franklin and Professor Ruth Looper capped off a semester-long exploration of Irish literature, culture and history by spending two weeks in Ireland. We learned about the rich tradition of autobiographies written in the Irish language, and then visited the Great Blasket Island, home to most of these extraordinary memoirists. We read W.B. Yeats’s poetry, and then spent five days in Sligo County, his childhood home and lifelong inspiration. We gathered information about the Easter Rising of 1916, and then experienced for ourselves the struggles and hopes of that time as we toured Kilmainham Jail in Dublin, literally walking in the footsteps of the martyred rebels. We surfed on Strandhill beach, rode horses in Sligo, hiked up to Carrowkeel, a cairn older than the Pyramids, and saw puffins bobbing on the Atlantic. It was an extraordinary opportunity to explore a fascinating culture with old and new friends.
Contact: Professor Ruth Looper
YHC Ireland May 2016—Irish Rovers on The Great Blasket Strand
Italy—YHC Goes on The Grand Tour
In May 2015, Ted Whisenhunt, Dr. Eloise Whisenhunt and Duncan Baird led YHC students in a fabulous adventure, re-creating “The Grand Tour,” long considered the culminating experience in a student’s academic career. After a semester learning about Italian art, literature and general culture, the group traveled to Florence, Rome, Siena, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Lucca and Venice, visiting the museums, cathedrals and historical monuments that they had studied.
Contact: Dr. Eloise Whisenhunt
Upcoming study abroad programs led by YHC faculty:
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming Study Abroad programs led by your YHC faculty.