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Vanessa Goff’s Experience at HUE

What made you decide to participate in the HUE program?  During my sophomore year I had a dream that I was standing outside of an English tudor-style house surrounded by pink roses. I woke up, having realized it was only a dream and felt like I needed to visit the study abroad office. I had no idea that HUE was a program. I had originally
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Rachel Dixon’s Experience at HUE

What made you decide to participate in the HUE program?  I gravitated towards HUE for multiple reasons. For starters, the group tends to be smaller and more intimate; I really wanted to get to know the people I would be traveling with. I’m also a history nerd. I have always wanted to see the UK, especially travel to Scotland and Ireland. However, what really made
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Rachel Williams’s Experience at HUF

What was it like attending HUF?  Every day at HUF felt like a dream. I would wake up each morning, look out the window at the Tuscan hills, and ask myself, “Is this real life? Am I really living here? Is this actually my life right now?” Nothing feels real and time flies, so soak up every second! What was it like living in Italy? 
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Danielle Wooten’s Experience at HUF

What made you decide to participate in the HUF program?  Honestly, I was planning to go to HULA, but after one of my friends went to HUF the summer before me and told me about the experience that she had, I decided that I wanted to go there.   What was it like attending HUF?  It was such a fun experience! We were immersed in the
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Landon Lipp’s Experience at HUF

What was it like attending HUF?  It is surreal the entire time you are there. For example, the villa was always a 30 min trip from the Duomo… the Duomo! It is one of the greatest architectural feats ever, and we were just a tram ride away from it. What was it like living in Italy?  The Italian life is very calm and peaceful. We
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Paige Holland’s Experience at HUA

What made you decide to participate in the HUA program? When I was looking at colleges my senior year of high school, Harding University grabbed my attention because of a video posted by a previous HUA student. After watching people bungee jump from a crazy height, snorkel in the great barrier reef, tour Angkor Wat, bathe elephants, and see Mount Fuji I realized I wanted
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Ryann Heim’s Experience at HUA

What made you decide to participate in the HUA program? I decided to do the Australasia program after learning about all of the exciting activities you have the opportunity to do on the trip! I also thought “When else will I have the opportunity to travel to Australia, New Zealand, and Asia?” Joke’s on me, because I’m ready to go back right now! What was
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Out of the valley

Hayley Ford is a cognitive neuroscience major from Memphis, Tennessee.  Ford was living in Searcy in the summer of 2018 when she got a call from her mom informing her of the diagnosis.  “When I found out that my mom had cancer, I was living here in Searcy,” Ford said. “I got a call from my mom saying it was stage four breast cancer, and
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Ramen Doodles

John David Stewart, integrated marketing communication major from Searcy, Arkansas, started doodling while he was sick at home, but had no idea that it would turn into a well-known brand on campus — Ramen Doodles. “The summer after I graduated high school, I got strep throat, and I got very bored. I started doodling these cats, and I did not think anything was gonna come
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Elizabeth Fouts

The integrative studies program gave Elizabeth Fouts even more control over combining her interests in multiple areas of study into one degree plan.  “I have always been interested in several areas of study, especially in the humanities,” Fouts said. “I was excited to learn that I could sculpt my own major to be exactly what I wanted with classes in several colleges.” Through the diverse
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