Monday, August 1, 2011

New opportunity to study abroad at the Prague Institute

High Point University is offering HPU students a new opportunity to study abroad at the Prague Institute in the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic.The program will be a faculty-in-residence study abroad program, meaning faculty member Dr. Marlon Winters, professor of business administration, will accompany the students while they study in Prague for a full semester. The program will begin in spring 2012 and is a partnership with North Carolina State University.We're excited to add this academic opportunity to our faculty in residence study abroad program along with a similar program in Oxford, England, where HPU students have had the opportunity to study since 1991,says Dr. Dennis Carroll, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.Prague will allow our students many educational and cultural experiences in Eastern Europe under the instruction of an HPU faculty member.

The Prague Institute is a branch campus of the North Carolina University system. A North Carolina State University professor also will accompany students on trip.By studying in Prague, students will also have the opportunity to visit surrounding cities known for their history and culture, including Berlin, Budapest, Vienna and Istanbul.We have been so successful with our faculty-in-residence program in Oxford,says Winters.We now have an opportunity to send our students into Eastern Europe along with a faculty member who will teach courses for our students, and provide guidance and assistance throughout the semester.

In addition to the new Prague study abroad program, HPU students have the opportunity to study abroad for a full semester at 25 universities in 17 countries.At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among America's Best Colleges.Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference.

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