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Economics Course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This course is currently closed and registration is no longer open. 

This course introduces students to the challenges developing countries face in the 21st century with first hand real life experience in Ethiopia. The course will be divided into three parts.

In the first part, we will look at the big picture of economic realities of today’s developing world in general and Africa in particular. Issues like economic growth, poverty, and inequality are discussed within the context of globalization of economic markets.

In the second part, we will analyze the trends and realities of African economies and other developing economics’ major macroeconomic variables including population, human capital, agriculture, industry, savings and investment.

In the third part, we will study the impacts of globalization with a focus on implications for the developing world, and especially that of Africa.

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Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis for all eligible applicants. 

Undergraduate Students

Current UNC students can register for this course. You must have 24 credit hours completed by the time of departure with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a clean disciplinary record at UNC. 

If you are not seeking a degree at UNC, but have earned a GED or high school diploma, you may take a course for personal interest or to transfer to another college or university. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.

Graduate Students

Current UNC graduate students can register for this course. 

Non-degree seeking graduate status refers to a student who has at least a Bachelor's degree and has either applied to our Graduate School and not yet been admitted or is wanting to take classes but not pursue a degree. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.


This course is currently closed and registration is no longer open. 


$400 deposit paid to UNC and due with application. Non-refundable unless application is denied or course is canceled. 

$6,442 paid to UNC and due with Summer semester tuition. These UNC billed costs include 3 credits tuition, airfare, in-country transportation, lodging, visas, excursions, some meals, admin fees and insurance. 

Total UNC Tuition and Fees: $6,842

Other costs, not billed by UNC are estimates and will vary by person and are purchased individually:  

  • Meals not included: $400
  • Passport (if needed): $135

Total other costs (estimated): $535


You will be billed for the remaining program cost around the beginning of the academic term in which the course is delivered.

Any course material costs are assessed and paid separately. 

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