Choosing a Program

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Let us help you find the right study abroad opportunity.

  • Where would you like to go?
  • How long would you like to study abroad? (Your options are: one academic year, one semester, or a couple of weeks)
  • Which schools offer programs that are relevant to your degree?
  • When do you want to go?
  • How many more semesters do you have before graduation?
  • What is your budget?

Study Abroad Options: 

Study abroad for a semester or a year

Study abroad (or in the U.S,) for a short-time with a UNCP professor

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Exchange Options

Click HERE for a list of our current partners

Study abroad is not out of reach. When you choose to study at one of our partner universities you are able to enjoy an affordable study abroad experience. 

  • Pay the same tuition & fees you would normally pay if you were on campus (room & board costs vary by program)
  • Make new friends and enjoy the opportunity to connect with students who have come to UNCP during previous semesters
  • All of UNCP's exchange partners offer classes in English. However, sometimes course selection can be limited; so it is important to learn about the course offerings at the school you are considering. See our list of exchange partners for more information.

The Benefits of Study Abroad:

Gain a Global Outlook
Global competency is a necessary component to a university education.  In a survey of study abroad alumni conducted by the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), 95% of over 3,400 respondents stated that study abroad had a lasting impact on their world view.

Diversify Your Experience and Education
Studying marine science at the Great Barrier Reef, architecture in Europe, or environmental sciences in the Amazon rainforest provides new meaning to the typical classroom experience, which is not possible on campus at UNCP. Distinguish yourself from your peers by developing skills and engaging in a unique learning environment overseas!

Personal Growth
When you step outside your comfort zone, every new experience can be a challenge and an adventure! When you take a risk by leaving your home, you will be better prepared to face challenges in the future. Study abroad can be a transformative experience that fosters personal growth.

Get Ahead with Prospective Employers
Employers value international experience and look for skills, such as intercultural sensitivity, the ability to deal with ambiguity, and a person's ability to adapt to new surroundings – all developed through study abroad. According to the IES survey, their study abroad alumni earn on average $7,000 more in starting salary compared to the general population of U.S. college graduates.

See the World
Develop an understanding and appreciation of people from other countries and improve cross-cultural competency along with many other skills. In the IES survey, 97% stated that study abroad served as a catalyst for increased maturity, 96% increased their self-confidence, and 84% said that study abroad helped them develop job skills.

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Faculty-Led Study Abroad and Study Away

Click HERE for a list of our current programs

Study Abroad

  • Study abroad with UNCP students and faculty
  • Short-term trips are great for those who wish to explore new places and for students who are going abroad for the first time
  • Faculty-led trips may be offered in the fall, spring or summer, depending on department preference
  • Travel takes place in December, over Spring Break, during Maymester or over the summer
  • No need to worry about credit transfer. All faculty-led programs are sponsored by UNCP
  • Financial Aid and scholarships are available

Previous study abroad locations include:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Ireland
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Thailand
  • Tokyo, Japan

Check out our students' stories about their experiences!

See more pictures on our Facebook Page- IP Braves and at #uncp_studyabroad and #everywherealwaysbrave

Study Away

  • Study in the U.S. with UNCP students and faculty
  • Explore new places around the U.S.
  • Faculty-led trips may be offered in the fall, spring or summer, depending on department preference
  • Travel takes place in December, over spring break, during Maymester or over the summer.
  • Financial Aid and scholarships are available.

Previous Study Away Locations include:

  • Puerto Rico
  • Washington D.C,
  • Yellowstone and the American west

Click HERE for a list of our current programs.