Fall, Spring, or Year

The following information is regarding students applying to go abroad during the fall, spring, academic year or calendar year. The application process may change depending on the program type.


Fall, Spring, Academic Year or Calendar Year Program Type Options

Students who want to study abroad during the Fall, Spring, Academic Year or Calendar Year can choose from the following program types:


Application Process - Exchange Programs

Step 1 - OEA Application (Required)

  1. Attend a Study Abroad 101 webinar (required)
  2. Complete the Advising Questionnaire
  3. Review the general cost structure, academic credit, and other information on the Exchange programs page
  4. Research program options
  5. Schedule an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor by calling 704-687-7747 or stopping by CHHS 256 (required)
  6. Receive access to an OEA application either during your one-on-one advising appointment or requesting access after your intial appointment. Students cannot apply directly for these programs and will need to request access to the application from an Education Abroad advisor.

Step 2 - Host University Supplemental Application (Required)

  1. Apply to the Host University - Students are applying to OEA to receive approval to go abroad, but also need to apply to the host university to receive acceptance into the program. Students cannot begin this step until they have applied to OEA, have been approved and placed at the host university and receive specific instructions on how to complete the host university's supplemental application
FALL/ACADEMIC YEAR OEA DEADLINE
ISEP, Statewide & UNC Charlotte Exchange Late October to February 1*
SPRING/CALENDAR YEAR OEA DEADLINE
ISEP Exchange Mid-April to August 25*
UNC Charlotte & Statewide Exchange Mid-April to September 1*

 

*These deadlines are only in relation to the required OEA application. Once the student has been approved and placed at the host university, they will receive instructions on how to complete the required host university supplemental application and a corresponding deadline by when it needs to be completed


Application Process - Affiliate Provider Programs

Step 1 - OEA Application (Required)

  1. Attend a Study Abroad 101 webinar (required)
  2. Complete the Advising Questionnaire
  3. Review the general cost structure, academic credit, and other information on the Affiliate programs page
  4. Research program options
  5. Schedule an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor by calling 704-687-7747 or stopping by CHHS 256 (required)
  6. Receive access to an OEA application either during your one-on-one advising appointment or requesting access after your initial appointment. Students cannot apply directly for these programs and will need to request access to the application from an Education Abroad advisor.

Step 2 - Affiliate Provider Application (Required)

  1. Apply to the affiliate provider - Students are applying to OEA to receive approval to go abroad, but also need to apply to the affiliate provider to receive acceptance into the program. It is not recommended that students apply to the affiliate provider until they have received access to an OEA application. Similarly, if accepted by the provider prior to receiving approval from OEA, it is recommended that students do not submit program costs to the provider until approval from OEA is received. It is the students responsibility to determine the affiliate provider's application deadline.
OEA APPLICATION DEADLINES
Affiliate Provider Fall/Academic Year October 1*
Affiliate Provider Spring/Calendar Year March 1*

*This deadline is only in relation to the required OEA application. Affiliate provider deadlines will vary per program.


Application Process - Semester in Spain

  1. Attend a Study Abroad 101 webinar (required)
  2. Complete the Advising Questionnaire
  3. Review the program brochure thoroughly
  4. Schedule an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor by calling 704-687-7747 or stopping by CHHS 256 (required)
  5. Receive access to an OEA application either during your one-on-one advising appointment or requesting access after your initial appointment. Students cannot apply directly for these programs and will need to request access to the application from an Education Abroad advisor.
SEMESTER IN SPAIN OEA DEADLINE
Fall March 1
Spring October 1

Application Process - Faculty Led Fall

It is very important that you are familiar with the academic, financial, and application processes of these programs before you submit an application.

  1. Complete Study Abroad 101 (strongly recommended)
  2. Review the Steps to Study Abroadfaculty-led program informationscholarship resources, and other resources on the OEA website
  3. Review the general cost structure, academic credit, and other information on the Faculty-led programs page
  4. Research program offerings, reviewing all brochures thoroughly
  5. Discuss your study abroad plans with your academic advisor to ensure you understand how the credit you will receive will fit into your curriculum requirements
  6. Contact the faculty member leading the program of interest with program-specific questions
  7. Click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the program brochure page to begin your application
    1. You are not required to meet with an Education Abroad Advisor in order to open an application for faculty-led fall programs (with the exception of the Semester in Spain program - see above). However, you are welcome to come to drop-in hours or to call or stop by the OEA to schedule an appointment to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
  8. Submit the application as soon as possible and by the program-specific application deadline.
OEA APPLICATION DEADLINES
Faculty-Led Fall April - May*

*Application deadline will vary per program. Review the deadline listed on the applicable program brochure and in your application

Admissions

Applications for faculty-led programs are accepted on a rolling basis unless otherwise indicated, and spaces in the program are limited. 

The Office of Education Abroad will review submitted applications in conjunction with the Dean of Students to verify minimum eligibility requirements before passing applications on to the faculty director. The faculty director then makes the final admission decision. 

Students will receive updates on their application status and next steps via their UNC Charlotte email. Approved students will have additional steps to complete, including paying a non-refundable deposit, in order to hold their spot in the program.