The OEA places responsibility directly on students to complete all necessary requirements and will communicate directly with students through their UNC Charlotte email account. Students who take full ownership of their study abroad experiences often reap the most benefits. When possible, parents and family members should encourage their students to serve as the primary contact to each office in order to prepare for their study abroad experience.
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Students are encouraged to share OEA communications with family members that may play an active role in helping them prepare for their study abroad. Students should contact the OEA with questions regarding the steps to study abroad, program details, cost structures, how academic credit works, study abroad application, pre-departure resources and emergency issues.
After learning how the academic credit process works when studying abroad, students should then direct their questions to their academic department(s) here at UNC Charlotte for questions regarding the UNC Charlotte equivalent credit they will receive for the courses they take overseas, how the courses they take abroad will fulfill their degree requirements, and any course changes they need while abroad.
Students that have questions regarding making changes to the courses they're enrolled in abroad, emergencies, housing issues, issues with culture shock, and acclimation to life abroad should contact on-site staff. This could be a UNC Charlotte faculty-member, affiliate provider staff, or the host institution's international student office depending on the program that the student is participating in.
ON-SITE POLICE/EMERGENCY SERVICES
Students who experience emergencies abroad should contact local police or medical services in their host country for immediate assistance. Students should also contact on-site police for a stolen passport, theft, or assault.
GeoBlue is the international health insurance provider that students will be insured through while abroad. Students should refer to GeoBlue with questions regarding the policy, using the insurance abroad, extending insurance coverage,reimbursement, locating medical services abroad, prescription drug translation, and more.
Students should contact Niner Central for questions regarding FAFSA, Financial aid eligibility, Financial aid disbursement, Financial aid amount, Status of fund disbursement
UNC CHARLOTTE CAMPUS POLICE
- After hours emergencies abroad (after hours local EST time). The University Police will then contact the OEA.