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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all outbound education abroad programs are suspended until further notice. Employees in the Study Abroad Office are working remotely and will repsond to all inquiries as quickly as possible. University-wide updates will be published to the UNC's COVID-19 website or view education abroad details here.

Getting started on your Study Abroad journey

UNC offers over a hundred programs in over 60 countries. Individual interests and academic needs mean picking a program will be different for each student. If you're considering an international experience, follow these steps to get started in the process: 

1

Learn More

Attend an informational event or come by our office to talk with members of our team.

2

Determine Your Timeline

Use the  Study Abroad Checklist & Timeline for a idea of where you should be in the process of preparing.

3

Define your Goals

What do you want to achieve while you are abroad?Think about academics, costs, language and more!

4

Research Programs

UNC offers over 100 programs, do some research and talk with alumni and international students to learn more!

5

Meet with Your Academic Advisor

Discuss how your proposed study abroad coursework will fit in with your degree requirements. Make a plan for graduation that includes study abroad.

6

Meet with your Study Abroad Advisor

Once you've narrowed down your program options, meet with your advisor in the Study Abroad Office to plan and discuss next steps.

7

Build Budget

Work with your study abroad advisor and the Office of Financial Aid to determine your preliminary budget for your experience.

8

Apply

Submit application and all supporting documents by the deadlines.  

Apply Now

Or learn more about the application process