See the world and experience other cultures through your own eyes. 

Each year, Honors Scholars have access to over 150 study abroad programs in over 40 countries through Emory & Henry College. In addition, the Honors Program offers a Spring trip to Greece to study classical history and literature in conjunction with the Honors Great Works in Context course on The Iliad. Through faculty support and the Personal Academic Stipend Fund, we are able to send students abroad for both semester and short term studies. In just the last four years, over 20 Emory & Henry Honors Scholars have spent semesters abroad in France, China, Scotland, Ireland, England, Brazil, India, New Zealand, and Morocco, and over 50 Scholars have traveled to Belize, Germany, Brussels, Greece, India, and Dominican Republic on short term studies. 


Experience the Rich History of Greece


The trip to Greece was a truly eye-opening experience for me. It was my first time out of the country and the first time I was in a place where English was not the primary language. I saw breath-taking sights and I could feel the history of the country all around me. One moment about the trip I will never forget is standing at the gates of the acropolis of Corinth and listening to one of my fellow classmates read 1 Corinthians 13. I will never forget the chills I got in that moment or the thrill I felt standing atop the Acropolis in Athens with a panoramic view of the city. I’m so grateful to have had the chance to visit such a fascinating place!
— Mary Grace Hankins ’15
 
Aegina, Greece Mary Grace Hankins enjoying her visit to Aegina, one of the Saronic Islands of Greece that is 17 miles from Athens. 

Aegina, Greece
Mary Grace Hankins enjoying her visit to Aegina, one of the Saronic Islands of Greece that is 17 miles from Athens. 

 

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"When I set out my goal to study for a semester abroad during my freshman year of college I knew two things for sure: I wanted to study in Ireland, and I wanted my experience to be different.  I knew this because I had a very specific reason for wanting to go to Ireland, which was to conduct the field research for my honors thesis... there is a reason study abroad often advertises itself as a life-changing experience—I was no exception to this.  Being abroad molded me into a better person than the one that left in January 2016, and I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything."  Read More →

-Jackson Feezell '17


Go abroad with one of emory & Henry’s exchange programs

Honors Scholar, Alex Cooper studied through Emory & Henry’s Foreign Exchange Program for a semester at the University of Exeter in England. He was able to study history, one of his two majors, in Europe itself which provided unique viewpoints on the past events of that area of the world. While abroad, Alex, a captain of the Emory & Henry Cross–Country Team, was able to join the Exeter Athletics Club, which provided him the opportunity to continue to run and compete at a high level in a new athletic culture. He was also able to travel throughout England, the United Kingdom, and the whole of Europe; overall, he visited 15 countries—Czech Republic, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, Ireland, and more. 


Alex snaps a selfie with Michael Fabricant, a Member of Parliament, in the House of Commons after a personal tour of Westminster Palace. 

Alex snaps a selfie with Michael Fabricant, a Member of Parliament, in the House of Commons after a personal tour of Westminster Palace. 

Any time you go abroad, you cannot help but have your world view influenced…My semester abroad was an intensive, five-month immersion into British and European culture that presented me with new people, places and ideas I had never encountered before. I feel now that I am much more of a world citizen with a greater understanding and empathy for cultures other than my own.
— Alex Cooper ’17

Serve your Global Community

In Summer 2015, three Honors Scholars took part in the Habitat for Humanity sponsored Emory & Henry trip to Trinidad & Tobago. Alison Hughs, Jake Caudill, Casey Heinlein, and an entire group of diverse students from Emory & Henry worked together on a house for a Trinidadian family. “We finished more in Trinidad than anyone ever expected us to because we became a team and a family,” said Casey. Jake added, “We started with a concrete slab; when you drove by that same spot at the end of the week, it looked like a home. This was very rewarding to our group and the local family of future residents.” In addition to the service, members of the group took part in different cultural activities around Trinidad & Tobago such as observing a steel pan drum demonstration, snorkeling in coral reefs, witnessing a six–hundred–pound turtle lay eggs, exploring unique foods of the Caribbean, and much more. Perhaps the most rewarding experience for the students was the life–changing aspect of the expedition. “I knew this trip would touch me, but I never expected it to affect me the way it did,” said Alison Hughs “Reflecting on my trip has brought me to a single conclusion: God loves each of us unconditionally.” All participants were given an unforgettable experience that allowed them to see the world and serve those in need in many ways.  


Teach In India

Honors Scholar, Laken Brooks spent a summer in Northern India (Palampur, Himachal Pradesh) teaching English and Math to public school students while gathering data for her Honors Thesis research. Laken wants to study the various cultural ontological view points of the English language and the education systems of India as a whole. Despite it being the first time abroad, Laken said, “I learned that I love to travel. I never thought that I would be the type of person to leave my home state, but this trip showed me that I am very adaptable. It gave me the opportunity to learn about being independent and how to relate to others.”


The banner photograph is provided by Mary Grace Hankins, Class of 2015.