There are three different options available to students wishing to study abroad in another country or away from campus in the U.S. during the summer.

H-SC Faculty-Led Programs (May Term)

Experience unique faculty-led summer programs not offered during the traditional academic year. Courses are offered both in the United States and abroad and vary in length up to 6 weeks.

Virginia Program at Oxford

The Virginia Program at Oxford is a Hampden-Sydney-sponsored, interdisciplinary summer school program based in St. Anne's College, Oxford University. The six-week program follows the English system of higher education, which combines daily lectures by renowned, British scholars with small, weekly tutorials. Students, drawn from a six-school consortium of small Virginia colleges and universities, earn three credits in history and three credits in English.

Programs with External Providers

These include summer programs that are not affiliated with Hampden-Sydney. H-SC does not keep an endorsed list of abroad summer programs offered by external parties, but approves them on a case-by-case basis. Students are encouraged to meet with the Global Ed director to explore their options and for review of their preferred program. Students wishing to attend a program offered by a provider whose semester programs are on the Endorsed Program list are usually readily approved.


Make an Appointment

Want to meet with the director of Global Education and Study Abroad?

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Global Ed Funding

Funding opportunities for study abroad and away programs are available.

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Advisory: *Please be aware, the College does not approve participation in a program whose location has a U.S. State Department Travel Advisory of Level 3 or higher and/or a Level 3 CDC Travel Health Notice. Students who would like to petition for an exemption to this policy are advised to reach out to the director of Global Education no later than March 1 (Fall Programs) or October 1 (Spring Programs).  

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