Study Abroad Program Types
The Study Abroad & Exchange Office has five program types (in more than 50 countries). From international exchanges to internships through our affiliated providers, take the time to learn more about each program type before choosing the program that's right for you.
International Student Exchange Programs
International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) are 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
- ISEP Direct
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 are an especially good fit for students who receive UNC merit awards and are eligible for employee tuition grants.
UNC has approved study abroad, or "affiliated", providers. These organizations specialize in the creation and administration of study abroad programs. Providers offer programs for semester and academic year, as well as summer programs ranging from 2 to 8 weeks.
UNC faculty member(s) will take a group of students 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.