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 study abroad applicants. Students may apply to study abroad 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 to study abroad, whether they are currently on probation or not. Students placed on disciplinary probation after being approved to study abroad 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
  • Funding Applications are due January 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 February 1 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 May Term Abroad on the memo line.
  • Mail to the following address:
    Hampden-Sydney Business Office
    Box 127, Hampden-Sydney College
    Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

2019 Programs On Offer

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

  • OPEN TO NON-HSC Students
  • Dates: May 21-June 30, 2019
  • 6 Credits 
  • German 201/202 or 2 German upper level courses
  • Cost: $5735. Estimated cost includes two courses, medical insurance, home-stay, and most meals. Cost does not included airfare, textbooks, 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: Muenster Application Link
  • 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.

Mendoza, Argentina
Dr. Thornton and Dr. Lehman
Full Program Description: Argentina Program

  • Dates: May 23-June 24, 2019
  • 6 Credits 
  • Choose ONE of the following: ECON 210: Economic Development or HIST 420: The History of Economic Development in Latin America AND one of the following: ECON 204: Selected Topics in Economic History or HIST 285: An Introduction to Argentine History and Culture through the Media of Literature, Film, and Public Monuments
  • Cost: $6510. Estimated cost covers two courses, medical insurance, housing and some meals. Cost does not include 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.
  • Application: Argentina Application Link
  • Student Notification: Students will be notified of their acceptance status via their College/University 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.

Central Europe
Dr. Pontuso and Dr. Eastby
Full Program Description: Central Europe Program

  • May 20-June 8, 2019 (first week on campus; 2 weeks in Europe)
  • 6 Credits 
  • GVFA 323 and GVFA 224
  • Cost: $7210. Estimated cost covers two courses, medical insurance, housing and some meals. Cost does not include textbooks, most meals, or personal expenditures. The final program cost will be determined based upon the number of students enrolled and will also include airfare.
  • Application: Central Europe Application Link
  • Student Notification: Students will be notified of their acceptance status via their College/University 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.

Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Dr. Afatsawo and Prof. Salinas
Full Program Description: Spain

  • May 14-June 13, 2019
  • 6 Credits 
  • SPAN 201 & 202 OR SPAN 3XX/4XX (upper-level courses TBD based on students' course history)
  • Cost: $7210  Estimated cost covers two courses, medical insurance, homestay housing and most meals. The cost does not include airfare, textbooks 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: Spain [Alcala] Application Link.
  • 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.

El Camino de Santiago, Spain
Dr. Green and Dr. DeJong
Full Program Description: Spain El Camino

  • This course is limited to eight students and will require participants to be able to walk at least 14 miles a day in the heat through various terrain
  • Open to Non-HSC students
  • June 20 -July 29, 2019  (Final Paper Due August 7)
  • 3 Credits
  • INDS 385: Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela
  • Cost: $3450  Estimated cost covers one course, medical insurance, selected housing and meals. The cost does not include most housing, meals, textbooks or personal expenditures.  The final program cost will be determined based upon the number of students enrolled.
  • Application: Spain [El Camino] Application Link.
  • 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.