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Richelle Pettit to Spend Semester in Greece

SEARCY, Ark. – Richelle Pettit of Ava departed Tuesday, May 8, to spend a three-month semester living outside of Athens while studying at Harding University in Greece (HUG).

As part of the HUG curriculum, Pettit, a sophomore communication sciences and disorders major, will spend the semester immersed in Greek culture. Past semesters have had the opportunity to visit places such as holy sites in Israel and Turkey, ancient ruins of Egypt, Petra in Jordan, and the islands of the eastern Mediterranean. Travel during the program is given a biblical emphasis.

Students in the program have a full course load available to them taught by visiting Harding professors, who also travel with the students. The classes encourage exploration and interaction among the people of Greece.

With an enrollment of more than 7,100 students, Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France and Zambia.

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