Antioch-area student to study in Chile

Bethany Johnson of Antioch leaves Feb. 23 to spend a three-month semester living in Chile while studying at Harding University in Latin America.

As part of the HULA curriculum, Johnson, Spanish major, will live on the program campus in Vina del Mar, a seaside resort located near Santiago, Chile. Johnson will spend the semester immersed in Latin and South American culture.

Students in past semesters have had the opportunity to travel to places such as Easter Island, the Lake District of Chile, and Machu Picchu in Peru. The program emphasizes the ruggedness of South America with excursions to the Amazon Rainforest and the Atacama Desert region.

Students in the program have a full course load available to them taught by visiting Harding professors who travel with the students. The classes will focus on the Spanish language, culture and South American history.

Harding University is a private Christian university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body is made up of students representing 50 states and 54 nations and territories. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, graduate and professional degrees at the master’s, specialist and doctoral level as well as numerous international study offerings including locations in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information, visit