Studying abroad is transformational. It’s the kind of experience that’ll help you grow, change your perspective and prepare you for life after Hastings College.

There’s nothing better as part of your Hastings College experience than to go see and experience the world.

That’s why we’ve added a sophomore study abroad opportunity (at no additional cost), and continue to build other short-term and long-term study abroad options.

At Hastings, you can study abroad for a 10-days, a semester, the summer or an entire academic year in places like Australia, Denmark, France, England, Russia, Thailand and more!

While Hastings has many academic opportunities that appeal to a number of interests and professional goals, there’s no substitute for the experiences you get studying or serving others while immersed in a different culture.

Sophomore Study Abroad Experience

Hastings College provides a study abroad opportunity for every sophomore — and the College covers the costs thanks to the financial commitment of donors who love Hastings College and believe strongly in the benefit of student travel. 

In 2019-20 students are taking faculty-led programs to:

  • Hastings College students in France at the Headquarters of the French Football Federation.
  • France
  • Canada
  • Panama
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Honduras

These short term study abroad programs occur during two-week blocks in the fall and spring. Designed to give sophomores (at no cost) and upperclasss students (for a fee) an  opportunity to engage, discover and experience new cultures.

Topics for these travel courses include business and entrepreneurship, sports and culture, language, food, health care, science and more. All are part of Hastings College’s commitment to providing an enriching path of global discovery for our students. 

Irish Fellows Program

The Hastings College Irish Fellowship program is a distinctive, competitive study abroad opportunity offered annually to full-time junior and senior Hastings College students. In partnership with Davy Spillane, a Grammy Award-winning Irish musician, Hastings College sponsors the program, which blends on-campus coursework with a month of independent study in County Clare, a region in the west of Ireland offering remarkable educational and cultural opportunities. 

For more information on Irish Fellows, contact Dr. Rob Babcock at

Direct Exchange Options

With a Direct Exchange, you may attend a partner institution for the same cost of tuition at Hastings College! The Hastings College Study Abroad Office will work with you to make sure your financial aid and other requirements are in order. Partner institutions include:

Other Study Abroad Experiences

We encourage you to develop your own interests and pursue them — including through Direct Enrollment. Direct Enrollment offers you the ability to leave Hastings College and come back after enrolling and completing a term at a school abroad. For more information, contact Grant Hunter, Director of International Programs, at

Studying abroad can be a reality for every student at Hastings College! One application puts you in contention for grants available to help you broaden your horizons wherever you would like!

Do you have a creative idea for an experiential learning opportunity that involves off-campus study and/or travel? Maybe you want to volunteer in Tanzania or work with underserved women and children in London, Mexico City or Mumbai.

Hastings College offers multiple travel and experiential learning grants every year that may turn that creative idea into a reality! We invite proposals for projects with budgets up to $2,500, with applications being accepted in the fall and again in the spring. You can find the application and the requirements to apply for travel grants on ourHC by clicking here and scrolling down the page.

Hastings College students explore the world. From Paris to Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains.

Deadlines for filling the out the online application for 2018-19:

  • September 21, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
  • March 1, 2019
  • April 21, 2019

For more information on Hastings College travel grants, contact Dr. Stephanie Furrer at

Funds for these programs are provided by:

  • Herbert and JoAnn Klemmer Horizons Fund for Student Travel & Enhanced Learning
  • Knappenberger Fund Travel Grant
  • Refferty-Rown Fund

Faculty and staff at Hastings College give you all the tools you need to plan and prepare for your journey abroad!

Included below are several steps to complete as part of the study abroad process.

  • Complete the Study Abroad application » coming soon
  • Submit the application to the Director of International Programs at
  • Attend a study abroad informational session with the Director of International Programs.
  • Continue to work with the Study Abroad Office to meet Financial Aid requirements, and the Registrars Office to make sure you’ll get credit for the classes you take.

Since processing times can vary, we encourage you to begin the process of applying for a passport as soon as possible to avoid any delays.

There are many ways for you to participate in international education as a Hastings College student!

For more information on studying abroad, financial support and planning, contact:

Grant Hunter
Director of International Programs

Did you know?
Grant spent a year in Kosovo working as a Fulbright Scholar-English Teaching Assistant. More about Grant »