Global Studies & Service

Patrick Henry College's Global Studies & Service (GSS) semester creates opportunities for students to make progress towards degree completion while serving others in cross-cultural contexts. 

The Global Studies & Service semester includes enrollment in internationally acclaimed universities in five diverse locations. Upon arrival, students are welcomed by a mission mentor, join a Christian community of domestic and international believers, and participate in culturally-immersive ministry opportunities.

As a part of a well-rounded classical liberal arts education, GSS helps students to improve communication skills, apply critical thinking skills, develop a heart of gratitude, and better understand what it means to be human.



GSS program guide

Study Abroad & International Missions



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“Going to Korea University was a confirmation that I had truly received a stellar education at PHC…I interacted with students from other universities and realized that the levels of rigor and excellence we have here is honestly kind of rare. KU's academics were great and I learned a ton, but when it came to personal excellence, PHCers stood out to me.”  ~ Elizabeth Sluka


Additional Information




    GSS Application    



GSS Program Guide

All GSS students must meet minimum eligibility requirements, including 45 earned PHC credits, minimum GPA requirements, and they must be in good standing with the Offices of Student Life and Student Billing.  All coursework must be pre-approved.  Interested students should submit the PHC GSS Application to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline:

  • September 15 for Spring Enrollment
  • February 15 for Fall Enrollment

Program costs include tuition at the host university, comprehensive advising and support, visa support, orientation, housing, comprehensive health, safety, and security support, international medical insurance, excursions and cultural activities, and more.

Questions regarding GSS can be addressed to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@phc.edu.

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