Scholar Programs

Scholar Programs

Global Scholar programs are one semester-long with complete cultural immersion, providing perhaps the best return on your global investment. Through coursework, experiential learning, and field trips, you will be fully engaged in the local community where you are living.  You will return home a broader, deeper person with new perspectives and a global mindset.  You'll also bring back connections, both professionally and personally!

Cost: For Europe, Britain, and South America, you pay what you would pay on campus, including tuition and room & board plus a $3,240 program fee for 2015-16 programs. For pricing in Hong Kong, please contact Dr. Andy Borchers.

Courses offered: Global Learning courses are experiential in nature and designed around the program location. Courses typically meet the Tier II General Education requirements. Students should reserve those courses for their semester abroad to make the most of the academic offering abroad. Each of our site links below have an attachment where you can see the courses offered at the specified location.

Don't miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime!  Check out our Global Scholar sites below and start the journey to the best adventure you'll ever have! You can also check us out on social media and follow along with the adventures of our current study abroad students:

Coming Fall 2015...Lipscomb in Florence, Italy!

Lipscomb in London

Lipscomb in London

With its fascinating museums, the best theatre scene in the world, more green space than any other European city, several top sporting venues, and other numerous attractions, London is the most sought-after city in the world.  Home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, London has been drawing visitors since pre-Roman times.

Thanks to its rich past and architectural heritage, combined with vibrant shopping centers, year-round series of festivals, and lively entertainment scenes, London is one of the world's must-see cities, and the place our students call home.  Lipscomb's London site is just across from St. Paul's Cathedral, and less than a 15 minute walk from many of London's most famous sites.  Students will become masters at navigating around the huge city of London on the underground tube and double-decker buses.

Program fee includes airfare, a week-long group trip to another European city, and all of the expenses for weekly field trips to sites like:

  • Tower of London
  • London Eye
  • Parliament
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Westminster Abby
  • Tower Bridge
  • British Museum

Lipscomb in London runs both in the Fall and Spring semesters and the courses are designed to meet the second tier General Education requirements. Each group consists of approximately 30 students along with Lipscomb faculty and staff members. Now accepting applications for Spring 2016. 

Students can take between 12 and 18 credit hours. To see a list of courses offered in London, click here.

For details on housing, packing, policies, and other site-specific information, please consult the Lipscomb in London Handbook.

Check out one of our most recent London student's video from his week-long trip to Rome!


Lipscomb in Vienna

Vienna Sp '15 orientation dinner

Whether you are a history buff, a music aficionado, an art lover, an outdoors' enthusiast or a culinary delights connoisseur, Vienna has something for you.  The city boasts an astonishing quantity of monuments, palaces, parks, and museums, which themselves house an impressive array of art and artifacts from all over the world.  

Vienna's well-established status as an international metropolis with a global reputation is well-deserved.  Even with a permanent seat on the United Nations, Vienna is a compact city and most of the sights are contained within a small central area.  Students will live on a quaint street between the city's spacious squares and Baroque mansions.  Within one short week, students will become pros at navigating the city's concise maze of subway and streetcar networks to get where they want to go in their new home.

The program fee includes airfare, a week-long group trip to another European city, and the orientation in the Alps upon arrival.

Students can take between 12 and 18 hours while abroad in Vienna. To see what courses are offered in Vienna, click here.

For details on housing, packing, policies, and other site-specific information, please consult the Lipscomb in Vienna Handbook.

Hot off the press: Musings from a Three-Time Wiener and Life is Beautiful.

Lipscomb in Santiago

With the greatest latitudinal extent of any country, Chile is home to huge geographical diversity.  From arid desert to fertile valleys, lakes and volcanoes, rain forests and beaches, vast prairies and towering peaks, Chile is the top adventure-travel destination of South America!  

What will be your favorite stop?  Hiking in the Andes, the penguins of Chiloé Island, the sensational peaks of Patagonia, the mysterious Moai of Easter Island, or the awe-inspiring moonscape of the Atacame desert?

Students live in the sprawling capital of Santiago, known for its sensational Andean mountain backdrop and proximity to destinations on the coast and in the central valley.  Modern-day Chile has emerged as Latin America's safest country and has a flourishing economy and infrastructure.

The program fee includes airfare and a week-long group trip to Patagonia, along with other group excursions. Optional trips include Easter Island and Machu Picchu.

Students can take between 12 and 18 credit hours. To see the courses offered in Santiago, click here.

Hot off the press: "The world is a book..." by 2014 Professor-in-Residence Lee Camp.

Don't miss the opportunity for your best semester ever!

Please note: Cost may increase up to $500 if we experience significant fuel surcharges on the airline tickets.

Lipscomb in Hong Kong

Lipscomb University’s College of Business launched a program in 2013 that partners with Hang Seng Management College in Hong Kong, becoming the first globally partnered program of its kind in Middle Tennessee. The program is exclusively for students of the College of Business and is part of the curriculum for the Supply Chain Management concentration. Students will benefit from a rich business and cultural experience as they study for one semester at Hang Seng Management College, located in Hong Kong, one of the largest logistics centers in the world.

Hong Kong is a major business and financial hub in the world and plays a significant role in global supply chains. Studying there will give students the opportunity to see firsthand how firms coordinate manufacturing and service operations from Asia all the way to Middle Tennessee.

For more information contact Andy Borchers at or 615.966.5779.