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 category. These include exchange programs, affiliate programs and faculty-led programs. To start your research, please choose a program category using the options on the left hand sidebar. If you are unfamiliar with the differences between these program categories and would like to know more, please come to the Office of Education Abroad for an information session! Remember - attending an information session will also be the first step before you are eligible to meet with a study abroad advisor.

Semester in Spain - Don't forget to check out our featured Semester in Spain program! You can find out more about this Spanish language semester-long program by utilizing the tab on the lefthand side.

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

Within each program category, 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. The application will vary greatly dependent upon which program category you have chosen. For more information on how to apply and what's involved, communicate with a study abroad advisor in OEA.

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