There’s more to college — and life — than the Hollins campus. We offer our students the opportunity to take part in more than 20 field study and affiliated programs, as well as our own Hollins Abroad – London program, which is open to students from all colleges.

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.

Read why students think Hollins is best for study abroad

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Ramona Kirsch
Director, International Programs
Turner Hall
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Study Abroad

Hollins is one of the earliest colleges in the country to commit to the importance and educational value of a robust study abroad program. We also offer more than 20 ways to see the world, including faculty-led programs. Our strong tradition of study abroad begins with our own program, Hollins Abroad — London. Open to women and men from other colleges and universities as well as to Hollins students, our London program provides an opportunity to experience the city as your classroom, while preserving Hollins’ unique campus culture.


Hollins Abroad-London

Hollins Abroad-London

  • Fall and spring semesters
  • London Theatre Semester
  • Summer internship opportunities

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


Alex Lesniak ’20 studied 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.

Hollins Abroad-Paris


  • Two program tracks, one for French majors or minors and one for non-French majors
  • A unique partnership with the American Business School in Paris
  • Internships opportunities for students with advanced French proficiency

“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:

Averett University: Danville, VA
Carnegie Mellon University: Pittsburgh, PA
Chatham University: Pittsburgh, PA
Hampden-Sydney College: Hampden-Sydney, VA
Salem College: Winston-Salem, NC
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