Eligibility

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing (2.0 or higher GPA) by the end of the fall semester before departure.
  • The Dean of Students reviews the disciplinary records of all applicants. Students may apply while currently under probation, as long as their sanctions will be completed before their program begins. Students with problematic disciplinary histories might not be approved, whether they are currently on probation or not. Students placed on disciplinary probation after being approved or who have not completed all imposed sanctions prior to departure may have that approval revoked.
  • Certain programs are open to students from other colleges and universities.

Applications, Deposits, and Deadlines

  • Program Applications are available under each program description on this page December 1
  • Program Applications and $500 deposits are due February 1.
  • Program applications will be reviewed after the deadline and students will be notified of their acceptance status in most cases by February 15.
  • Please note:  Due to course caps, some programs may not accept all applicants who meet all the eligibility requirements.

Deposits
Deposits are due the same day as applications and can be paid via CashNet when completing the online application or mailed in by check. If paying by check, please do the following:

  • Make check payable to Hampden-Sydney College and add the program's name on the memo line.
  • Mail to the following address:
    Hampden-Sydney Business Office
    Box 127, Hampden-Sydney College
    Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

2020 Programs Currently Being Developed

South Carolina and Georgia

Dr. Claire Deal (H-SC) & Prof. Beverly Rhoads (University of Lynchburg)
Full Program Description: Forthcoming

  • May 10-24 (final project due May 31), 2020
  • 6 Credits: RHET 370 and VISU 200
  • Cost: Forthcoming. Estimated cost includes tuition, housing, program transportation, entrance fees and some group meals. Cost does not included transportation to/from SC, textbooks, most meals/snacks or personal expenditures. Final cost will depend on the number of participants.
  • Application will open December 1.
  • Student Notification: Students will be notified of their acceptance status via their College/University email by February 15 in most cases.

Münster, Germany
Dr. Dirk Johnson  (H-SC) & Dr. Brett Martz (Longwood University)
Full Program Description: Muenster Program

  • OPEN TO NON-HSC Students
  • May 19-June 28, 2020
  • 6 Credits: German 201/202 or 2 German upper-level courses
  • Cost: Forthcoming. Estimated cost includes two courses, medical insurance, housing, and some meals. Cost does not included airfare, textbooks, some meals, or personal expenditures (including meals not prepared by the host family). Final cost will depend on the number of participants and include airfare for those on the group flight. Estimated price is based on minimum number of 15 students.
  • Application will open December 1.
  • Student Notification: Students will be notified of their acceptance status via their College/University email by February 15, in most cases.
  • Scholarships: Hampden-Sydney students are eligible to apply for the H-SC Garlick, Schug, and Blogging funding. Please see the Abroad Scholarships page for application links; applications are due January 1.

Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Isaacs (H-SC) and Dr. Dempster (H-SC)
Full Program Description: Forthcoming

  • June 11-July 3 (final project due July 31), 2020
  • 6 Credits: ECON 261 and BUSN 263
  • Cost: Forthcoming. Estimated cost covers two courses, medical insurance, housing and some meals. The cost does not include airfare, textbooks, some meals, or personal expenditures. The final program cost will be determined based upon the number of students enrolled and will also include airfare for those on the group flight.  Estimated price is based on a minimum number of 15 students.
  • Application will open December 1.
  • Student Notification: Students will be notified of their acceptance status via their College email by February 15, in most cases.
  • Scholarships: Students are eligible to apply for the H-SC Garlick, Schug, and Blogging funding. Please see the Abroad Scholarships page for application links; applications are due January 1.

Madrid, Spain
Dr. Martin-Santo (H-SC) and Dr. DeJong (H-SC)
Full Program Description: Forthcoming

  • Dates: Forthcoming
  • 6 Credits: Spanish 201/202 or 2 Spanish upper-level courses
  • Cost: Forthcoming. Estimated cost covers two courses, medical insurance, housing and some meals. The cost does not include airfare, textbooks, some meals, or personal expenditures. The final program cost will be determined based upon the number of students enrolled and will also include airfare for those on the group flight.  Estimated price is based on a minimum number of 15 students.
  • Application will open December 1.
  • Student Notification: Students will be notified of their acceptance status via their College email by February 15, in most cases.
  • Scholarships: Students are eligible to apply for the H-SC Garlick, Schug, and Blogging funding. Please see the Abroad Scholarships page for application links; applications are due January 1.

Cancellation and Refund Policy 
A signed May Term application form and payment of a $500 deposit constitute an agreement by the student to participate fully in the May Term program and an obligation to pay all program fees. (In particular, the student is responsible for payment of all program fees in the event that he or she later withdraws from the program. The student's financial obligation will be reduced by the amount of the refund, if any, received upon withdrawal from the program.) The Office of Global Education and Study Abroad has the authorization to begin making payments to airlines, hotels, and other service providers on the student's behalf from the date of the deposit.

The deposit is refundable in two cases: if the program is cancelled, or if a student who has completed an application is rejected for the program.  Reasons for rejection include, but are not limited to GPA, lack of a pre-requisite, disciplinary record concern, and are at the discretion of the faculty program director and the director of the Global Education and Study Abroad Office.  However, if a student pays the deposit and is not accepted to the program based on failing to complete the application requirements, as determined by the Office of Global Education and Study Abroad director, the $500 is non-refundable.

Students accepted to the program who wish to withdraw must notify the director of the Office of Global Education and Study Abroad as soon as the decision to withdraw is made. Notice of withdrawal must be in writing and signed by the student. In all voluntary withdrawal cases or in the case of students who are removed from the program after acceptance due to violations of the Honor Code/Code of Student Conduct, the $500 non-refundable deposit will be forfeited and the following schedule will be used to determine refund amounts.

  • Withdrawal/removal before March 7: 50% of the remaining program/travel fees will be charged; tuition will be refunded
  • Withdrawal/removal between March 7 and April 7: 75% of the remaining program/travel fees will be charged; tuition will be refunded
  • Withdrawal/removal between April 7 and May 15: 100% of program/travel fees will be charged; tuition will be refunded
  • Withdrawal/removal between May 15 and program conclusion: 100% of program/travel fees will be charged; tuition will not be refunded​

In the event an unexpected emergency occurs within 30 days before the first day of the program, students must provide a physician's certification that his or her condition prohibits participation. In this case, refunds will be limited to only those funds Hampden-Sydney is able to recover or that have not already been spent on behalf of the student.