There’s more to college — and life — than the Hollins campus. We offer our students the opportunity to take part in more than 20 study abroad programs around the globe. Hollins has programs on every continent save for Antarctica! Hollins also offers January Term language immersion and faculty-led programs.

For semester long programs, Hollins applies your study abroad credits to financial aid and graduation requirements. Find out how living in a different country can change your perspective on everything.

Learn more

Ramona Kirsch
Director, International Programs
Turner Hall
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Semester Programs

Hollins is one of the earliest colleges in the country to commit to the importance and educational value of a robust study abroad program. We also offer more than 20 ways to see the world. Our strong tradition of semester study abroad includes long-standing programs in London and Paris. In our study abroad programs, the city is your classroom. Hollins applies your study abroad credits to financial aid and graduation requirements.

News: Hollins is partnering with Nairobi’s Kenyatta University to create study abroad, internship opportunities.

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  • Fall and spring semesters
  • London Theatre Semester


Alex Lesniak ’20 studied in the Hollins in  London program during Spring Term 2019, and she captured this video of her adventures visiting Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam with her fellow Hollins students during their Spring Break.

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  • Two program tracks, one for French majors or minors and one for non-French majors
  • A unique partnership with the American Business School in Paris
  • Internships opportunities for students with advanced French proficiency

“I have lived to my absolute unfiltered fullness in Paris. There was no other time and no other place I would have rather been.”

Lenna Gurung ’22

School for Field Studies


Science students receive hands-on experience at our international sites.

Students with the prestigious School for Field Studies take classes, live, and eat at field stations found on every continent.



Learn about our association with other universities’ abroad programs.

Italy, Greece, Ireland, Ghana, and many more. See what waits for you in another world.

Short Term Programs

January Term

During each January Short Term, Hollins students can choose from an array of abroad experiences. Every year students can go to the Institut de Touraine in France’s Loire Valley for intensive study of French language or to Seville for intensive study of Spanish language. In addition, Hollins faculty members conduct different travel/study courses for each Short Term.



“We did research even before we got to St. John. I liked the balance between having a really fun group and professors who were there to make this experience the best possible.”
Rory Keeley