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.
Director, International Programs
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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 has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. The grant in part will support a new program that emphasizes democracy, human rights, and global health in partnership with Kenya’s Kenyatta University.
- 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.
- 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
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
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.”
Spend spring break experiencing the Jamaican culture and participating in service projects.
Hollins’ mini Peace Corps project in Jamaica has been in existence since 1988.
“I think what really amazes me about the Jamaica Cultural Immersion Program is the exchange. You are learning something more about the Jamaican culture and they are open to learning about your culture.”