• Study Abroad & Opportunities

    Scan our YouTube playlist (on homepage) to find videos from Vienna, Venice, Brno, Bratislava, Budapest, Munich, Prague, Salzburg, Hallstatt, London, and other places.


    Students in the Leadership Studies Program have opportunities to examine the concepts of leadership in many different ways.

    Study abroad opportunities are a central part of the Leadership Studies Program at Hardin-Simmons University. Typically occurring in Vienna, Austria for a month over the summer, students get the opportunity to live and learn in a different culture. Weekend trips allow students the chance to explore cities in Central Europe. Scholarship funds are available to make these opportunities too good to pass up.

    Leadership Studies students serve the university as Purple Jackets, the official hosts and hostesses of the university. They frequently serve at Preview and Round Up weekends, Homecoming events, and other special university events.

    Once a month, LDSP students meet as a group for an interactive networking event. Known as Leadership Late Nights, students are typically challenged to complete some type of team-based challenge. Late Nights are wonderful opportunities to meet and interact with students from all stages of the program.

    Outdoor Leadership students develop and practice leadership and teamwork skills through a variety of outdoor challenges. Taking place over three weekend trips, students implement and practice the skills that they study in our classroom meetings--making the concepts come to life.

    Organization Builders classes have studied and traveled to Kansas City, Houston, and New York City. Great Leaders of History courses have taken place in Washington D.C. and Vienna, Austria.

    Several generous families have provided scholarship funds for Leadership Studies students. The funds are available to students who complete the Foundations of Leadership Studies class, maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (with grades of C or higher in LDSP courses), and remain active in program events.

    Hardin-Simmons University offers graduate degrees in Managment (M.A.) and Leadership Studies (Ed.D.). Students can begin their study of leadership as undergraduates and continue on all the way through a doctoral degree.





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