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Education Abroad Program Types

UNC International Student Exchange Programs

International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) is a consortium of over 330 institutions in more than 50 countries. UNC students have the opportunity to participate in two types of ISEP programs: ISEP Exchange or ISEP-Direct.

UNC Exchange Partner Schools

UNC has exchange agreements with 22 international institutions across Europe and Asia. Many of our partner schools offer affordable study abroad options for students from all UNC majors. These types of programs an especially good fit for students who receive UNC merit awards, are eligible for employee tuition grants, or who receive the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Students participating in UNC Partner Schools programs, will pay normal tuition and fees.

Affiliated Programs

UNC has several approved study abroad, or "affiliated", providers. These organizations specialize in the creation and administration of study abroad programs. Providers offer programs throughout the academic year and the summer with varying from 4-8 weeks.

Other International Opportunities

UNC offers several other international opportunities such as international student teaching, service learning, and internships.

National Student Exchange

The National Student Exchange Program (NSE) is a consortium of 200 schools in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students have the opportunity to participate in a semester or academic year.

Have you ever thought about living in another part of the country, are you thinking about Graduate school and wanting to make sure that the location is a good fit or do you just want to experience another campus? Well this program would be a perfect fit for you!

Faculty-Led Programs

UNC faculty member(s) will take a group of students (10-25) overseas for a 3-6 week faculty-led program, which typically focuses on a particular topic, language, or an interdisciplinary understanding of an issue. Field trips and cultural activities are used to enhance learning. Programs range from 0-6 credits.