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Study Abroad and Study Away Options

How do I Get Started?

UNCP offers a diverse selection of shorter, faculty-led study abroad and away programs, and we maintain several bilateral exchange agreements. 

Faculty-Led Study Abroad and Away

If you desire a more structured, curriculum-oriented study abroad experience where you will study with other students and faculty members from UNCP, then you may want to inquire about our faculty-led programs.  During such a study abroad course, you could study rainforest ecology and indigenous peoples in Cost Rica, marine biology in Bermuda, or pop culture in Japan.  You could also study away with the Pembroke Singers to Puerto Rico, you could take a course in American Government in Washington DC or even geology in the American South West. To participate in a faculty-led study abroad course, you will need to:

  • possess valid, unexpired U.S. passport; (not required for study away)
  • complete the appropriate application (either study abroad or study away) and pay the requisite fee;
  • gain permission to and enroll in the class
  • pay the fees for your course as they arise; and
  • (optionally) visit with the Financial Aid Office and apply for scholarships to help pay your fees

Click here for a list of all the existing faculty led programs.

                      

Study Abroad for a Semester or Year

If you're interested in studying abroad for a semester or a year, then you need to inform the IP office of your interest as soon as possible.  Significantly more academic and financial planning is required for semester exchanges, and you will need to schedule meetings with your academic adviser(s), the chair of your department, and the financial aid office.  In some cases, you will need to acquire a visa if you are staying for longer than three months, and acquiring a visa is a complicated process that you will want to monitor closely. 

Though studying abroad for a semester or a year requires intensive planning, you are likely to have a very rewarding cultural and academic experience.  We encourage all potential study abroad students to consider the possibility of undertaking an exchange opportunity.

 

We will work with you to locate a program that meets your needs.  Depending on your budget and the courses you need to take, we will work with you to explore a number of options.  Our many active exchange partnerships mean that you could study abroad at universities all over the world.

UNCP has exchange partnerships at the universities below, following their country.

United Kingdom: Bangor University, Wales  | Canterbury Christ Church University

Germany: University of Mannheim, School of Humanities | The University of Ludwigsburg

South Korea: University of Seoul

Sweden: Umea UniversityLinnaeus University

UNCP also has agreements with various consortia.  These umbrella-like networks give students hundreds of options for studying abroad.

ISEP

  • 300 institutions in 42 countries
  • summer, semester or full year programs
  • programs available in English and foreign languages
  • UNCP tuition and fees (WLS 4990-Study Abroad), room and board, resulting in the most affordable option for study abroad
  • application fee required

UNCEP

  • is a UNC network that works very similarly to ISEP
  • 30 institutions in 7 countries
  • summer, semester or full year programs
  • programs available in English and foreign languages
  • UNCP tuition and fees (WLS 4990-Study Abroad) and your room and board to your host institution (this could make your experience cheaper than a semester at UNCP, depending on cost of living in your host country)
  • application fee required

The Magellan Exchange Program

  • 20 institutions in 12 countries, plus others for summer and short-term offerings
  • summer, semester or full year programs
  • programs available in English and foreign languages
  • UNCP tuition and fees (WLS 4990-Study Abroad) and your room and board to your host institution (this could make your experience cheaper than a semester at UNCP, depending on cost of living in your host country)
  • application fee required

Please contact The Study Abroad Office if there is another University-Sponsored Study Abroad program you would be interested in choosing.