Why Study Abroad?

Benefits of Studying Abroad:

  • Receive UNC Charlotte course credit while abroad - Without pushing your graduation date 
  • Develop a deeper understanding of our global marketplace
  • Demonstrate to prospective employers, graduate, and professional schools that you have a global perspective
  • Any international experience looks GREAT on a resume
  • Learn more about your own culture from a different perspective
  • Develop a firsthand understanding of other cultures, people, and places.
  • Travel and see many other countries while abroad
  • Develop independence and self-confidence
  • Realize a dream!
  • Form friendships that will last a lifetime
  • Learn a new language or perfect the language you're studying
  • Experience a new way of life

But don't take it from us. Hear it from the students who've done it:

"From studying abroad, I gained the confidence to explore places outside of my comfort zone and got to know the ins and outs of a society vastly different than my own." Quote from student Scott Schreiber, who studied abroad at J.F. Oberlin University in Japan