The Office of Education Abroad (OEA) at UNC Charlotte is excited that you have made the decision to study abroad! You are about to embark on an incredible adventure and we're here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any point during the study abroad process.

Where do I start?

First you will want to decide on a program type. Depending on your motivations for going abroad, one program type may be a better fit for you than others. Program types include:

To learn more about each program type and to search program offerings, use the links above. If you are unfamiliar with the differences between these program categories and would like to know more, be sure to watch a Study Abroad 101 webinar. Remember - attending a webinar will also be the first step before you are eligible to meet with a study abroad advisor.

I've decided on a program type - Now what?

Within each program type, you will have many different options based on factors such as location, courses offered, university, and time frame. It will be your job to research all of the different programs within each category and decide which one is best for you. In order to do this and after spending some time researching your options, you will also want to make an appointment with a study abroad advisor. The advisor will then be able to further explain more information regarding the program, the application process, and provide you with more resources to help you make the best decision for you.

I know which program I want to do. How do I apply?

All UNC Charlotte students will apply to the Office of Education Abroad for approval to go abroad. The application and deadlines will vary greatly dependent upon which program type you have chosen. Check out our overview of the application process and contact OEA for more information on how to begin.

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