Study Abroad

UNC offers over 320 programs in 70 countries to provide a diverse education for students. While abroad, students can earn between 12 and 18 credits per semester to fulfill graduation requirements. They can remain enrolled at UNC while abroad. Expenses vary by program and many times scholarships are available. 

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UNC students who studied in London in the spring 2017 semester pose for a photo. Courtesy of UNC Faculty.

Q&A with Study Abroad Adviser Anna Wilson

With the recent opening of study abroad applications, Tar Heels are preparing to pack their suitcases and expand their world views. But what exactly should they know before saying “ciao” to Chapel Hill? Anna Wilson, a UNC alum who works as a study abroad adviser, offered her expertise on study abroad to The Daily Tar Heel. 


UNC striving to increase study abroad opportunities

When Bob Miles was first appointed the full-time study abroad director in 2000, he saw less than 800 students go through his program.  Now, UNC is ranked 17th in total students studying abroad among all American higher education institutions, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. According to the report, UNC sent 2,124 abroad in the 2015-2016 school year.