International Programs reopens international campuses

May 18, 2021 | International Programs |

Harding University International Programs are reopening their international campuses for students seeking to study abroad and experience their education globally. 

International campuses were closed in spring 2020, beginning with Harding’s Florence campus in February 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after a decrease in COVID-19 cases locally and globally, an increase in vaccinations, and extensive planning by IP staff, the University announced they would be reopening campuses this summer. Each program has a detailed plan for handling COVID-19 cases, accessing health care, and responding to potential community outbreaks in order to follow all safety protocols while traveling. 

“I am grateful for the tireless efforts of International Programs staff across the globe who have spent the last year coordinating with local partners in our program locations to develop plans to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and reopen our international campuses to study abroad students,” said Audra Pleasant, executive director of IP. “We have spent months planning, hoping and praying together, and are overjoyed to celebrate the return of study abroad to Harding this summer. Each of our summer study abroad students has completed a detailed orientation process, and I am thankful for the responsibility and commitment to caring for each other and the local community that each student has demonstrated through their willingness to follow local regulations and COVID protocols throughout the semester.”

Study abroad programs available during the summer include Greece, Florence and England, along with a few other department programs. Additional programs in Australasia, Latin America and Zambia will be offered in the fall and spring semester. For more information about Harding’s international programs visit

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