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Are you ready to plan your study abroad journey?

Before meeting with a member of our team, please complete this brief questionnaire so we can advise you based on your specific academic, financial and experiential plans:


Education Abroad Program Types

The Education 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.

Faculty-Led Programs

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.

International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)

ISEP is a consortium of more than 330 institutions in more than 50 countries. UNC students have the opportunity to participate in two types of ISEP programs:

Affiliated Programs

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 3 to 8 weeks.

Exchange Partner Schools

UNC has exchange agreements with 15 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 or need awards.

Other International Opportunities

UNC offers several other international opportunities such as:
  • International student teaching
  • Service learning
  • Internships
Our program search is the best way to see the options available to you as a UNC student: