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4 Steps to Study Abroad

While there might be a lot to consider when choosing where you want to go, we hope to make the how part easy. There are 4 major steps that will take you from UNCG to abroad, and we're here to help you along the way. While it's never too early to start the process, you should be sure to complete the following by the start of the semester before you want to go:

1. Schedule your "Options" Appointment.
Call 336.334.5404 or visit Foust 207 to meet with a study abroad advisor.

2. Research Programs
Explore programs well-suited to your major by visiting the Explore Programs for your Major tab or search by country, language or area of study under "Programs". 
Please note: All students should have back up options to their first choice program. IPC cannot guarantee placement in first choice programs so be sure you consider backup options that you would be happy with and also ones that are a good academic fit for you. If you choose not to list any back up schools on your application, this indicates you would like to have your application withdrawn if you are not placed at your first choice.

3. Meet with your Academic Advisor
Let your academic advisor know of your plans. They can advise on courses to take while abroad and suggest the best time for you to study abroad in your program.

4. Start your Application
Watch this video for a walk-through on how to start a study abroad application. Be sure to check the deadline for your program below!
 

► Types of Programs

UNCG Exchange Programs
UNCG Summer Partner Programs
UNCG Faculty-Led Programs ISEP Exchange Programs
- Semester or academic year programs
- Attend a foreign institution but pay UNCG tuition
- Earn transfer credit
- Take courses in English or a target language
- Length of program varies by institution, usually 3-6 weeks
- Attend a foreign institution; program fee includes cost of instruction (read: no additional UNCG tuition)
- Earn transfer credit
- Take courses in English or a target language
- Most are short-term winter break, spring break, or summer programs
- Led by UNCG faculty; program fee includes cost of instruction (read: no additional UNCG tuition)
- Earn UNCG credit
- Take courses in English or a target language
- Semester and academic year programs
- Attend a foreign institution but pay UNCG tuition, fees, room, and board; additional application and placement fees apply
- Earn transfer credit
- Take courses in English or a target language
 

Deadlines*

Deadlines for UNCG partner universities (semester and year programs):
Spring program - September 14, 2018
Summer, Fall, and Full Year programs - February 15, 2019

Deadlines for UNCG faculty-led programs vary - see program page for details.

ISEP semester application deadlines*
Students applying to go abroad for a Spring ISEP program - August 15
Students applying to go abroad for Fall and Full Year ISEP programs - January 15
Students applying to go abroad for Summer ISEP programs - February 15

*Note: students should meet with an IPC advisor in the semester preceding the deadline to discuss application details and requirements.