There’s more to college — and life — than the Hollins campus. We operate the best study programs in Paris and London open to students from all colleges. We also take part in more than 20 field study and affiliated programs.
Hollins applies your study abroad credits to financial aid and graduation requirements. Find out how living in a different country can change your perspective on everything.

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Hollins Abroad (2)

Our strong tradition of study abroad begins with our own programs in London and Paris. These programs are open to women and men from other colleges and universities as well as to Hollins students. We also offer more than 20 other ways to see the world (including faculty-led programs).

At the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, Hollins will be transitioning its study abroad opportunities in Paris to a new format that preserves the academic rigor, cultural richness, and distinctive experiences that have been the hallmarks of Hollins Abroad Paris.  Beginning in Fall 2019, we will no longer run our own Paris program but rather offer exciting opportunities for our students through non-Hollins providers.  Whether our students study in France or in another destination around the world, Hollins is fully dedicated to offering them an immersive, transformative adventure. For more information, contact Patricia Hammer, Hollins’ vice president for academic affairs, at

Hollins Abroad-London

Hollins Abroad-London

Hollins applies your study abroad credits to financial aid and graduation requirements.


Alex Lesniak ’20 is studying in the Hollins Abroad – London program during Spring Term 2019, and she captured this video of her adventures visiting Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam with her fellow Hollins students during their Spring Break.

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Hollins Abroad-Paris

  • Two study tracks, one for French majors or minors and one for non-French majors
  • Advanced French students can also enroll at Parisian universities
  • Explore the possibilities (PDF)

“My term on Hollins Abroad-Paris was an experience I would not trade for any other. The faculty members were great, the classes all very interesting, and I could not have had a better experience with my French hosts. The program far exceeded my expectations.”

Benjamin Smith
Wake Forest University

Photo of students in London

Schools Partnering with Hollins

Hollins Abroad is pleased to be partnered with many outstanding colleges and universities who send their students to our Paris and London programs:

Arcadia University: Glenside, PA
Averett University: Danville, VA
Carnegie Mellon University: Pittsburgh, PA
Chatham University: Pittsburgh, PA
Hampden-Sydney College: Hampden-Sydney, VA
Lynchburg College: Lynchburg, VA
Randolph College: Lynchburg, VA
Roanoke College: Salem, VA
Rollins College: Winter Park, FL
Salem College: Winston-Salem, NC
Samford University: Birmingham, AL
Virginia Military Institute: Lexington, VA


Students from our partner schools talk about their experiences on Hollins Abroad.


Student comments


Affiliated Programs (30)


Learn about our association with other universities’ abroad programs.

Italy, Greece, Ireland, Ghana, and many more. See what waits for you in another world.

School for Field Studies

Field Studies

Science students receive hands-on experience at our international sites.

Students with the prestigious School for Field Studies take classes, live, and eat at field stations found on every continent.

Other Opportunities

January Term

During each January Short Term, Hollins students can choose from an array of abroad experiences. Every year students can go to the Institut de Touraine in France’s Loire Valley for intensive study of French language or to Seville for intensive study of Spanish language. In addition, Hollins faculty members conduct different travel/study courses for each Short Term.



“We did research even before we got to St. John. I liked the balance between having a really fun group and professors who were there to make this experience the best possible.”
Rory Keeley

Jamaica Service Project

Jamaica Cultural Immersion Program

Spend spring break experiencing the Jamaican culture and participating in service projects.

Hollins’ mini Peace Corps project in Jamaica has been in existence since 1988.

“I think what really amazes me about the Jamaica Cultural Immersion Program is the exchange. You are learning something more about the Jamaican culture and they are open to learning about your culture.”
Chanice Holmes