At Carolina, students are encouraged to explore the world while they earn their degrees. Studying, conducting research, working or performing service in another country provides students with a lifetime of opportunities, increasing their global awareness and motivating them to be better global citizens.
Carolina provides a diverse array of global opportunities and resources to undergraduate and graduate students, designed to make international education possible whether you want to study for a summer or a full year.
UNC’s Study Abroad Office offers more than 320 programs in more than 70 countries – enabling students from any major to expand their campus across the globe, from the world’s largest cities to more remote communities. Study Abroad Office staff members pair students with educational opportunities that meet their needs and interests, share financial and health information and provide tips for traveling green and sustainably. Many UNC grants and scholarships are available to support study abroad. Beyond the Study Abroad Office, a number of graduate and professional programs offer students opportunities abroad.
UNC’s Area Studies Centers and the pan-university Center for Global Initiatives provide multiple summer or academic-year opportunities for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to pursue foreign language and area studies, as well as research through funding available from the U.S. Department of Education. The Center for Global Initiatives also provides funding for students to pursue independent and team-based international experiences, from service learning to research and internships.
Additionally, UNC Global can point you in the direction of many other funded global opportunities made available to Carolina students. The world awaits you!