The Office of Education Abroad at UNC Charlotte

OEA Announcements


  • All Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Academic Year 2019-20 study abroad applications are now open! Go to our How to Apply tab for more information if you are ready to apply


  • If you are planning on going abroad Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Spring 2020, then you are encouraged to apply for an OEA Scholarship! Check out our OEA Scholarships tab for more information on eligibility and application instructions. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019
  • If you are planning on going abroad Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 and receive the federal pell grant, then you are highly encouraged to apply for the Benjamin Gilman international scholarship. Learn more about the scholarship, attend a scholarship workshop and explore the application process on our Gilman Scholarship tab here. The deadline to apply for a Gilman scholarship for Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 is March 5, 2019.

Study Abroad Alumni

  • The Study Abroad Alumni Career Workshop Series starts on January 22nd! Prepare yourself for life after UNC Charlotte by learning how to add your study abroad experience to your resume, how to talk about it during an interview & more!
  • If you studied abroad as a UNC Charlotte student and you are graduating May 2019, don't forget to order a Study Abroad Graduation Sash by March 17th

Upcoming OEA Application Deadlines

Term Program Type OEA Application Deadline
Fall or Academic Year Exchange
(UNC Charlotte, ISEP & Statewide Exchanges)
February 1
Summer Freestanding Faculty-Led  February 1


Affiliate Provider
Direct Enrollment

March 1
Fall or Academic Year

Affiliate Provider
Direct Enrollment

Semester in Spain

March 1

New to Study Abroad?

No problem. The OEA has a ton of resources on our website to assist students, parents, faculty & staff through the whole process. We recommend two first steps: Review our Getting Started tab & complete Study Abroad 101. This will give you an overview of the study abroad process, to include the research, pre-departure, while abroad & upon return phases. You'll also learn more about the different program types, how academic credit works, financial resources and more. After researching your program options & making a list of questions, you're then welcome to get started with the application process. Remember: The best thing you can do is to plan in advance. We recommend starting the process 1 year before the semester you intend to go abroad!


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