Program Search Function

program search function

The OEA has a list of all approved programs in our database. Students should use the Program Search Function to filter these approved programs based on parameters such as term abroad, program type, location, area of study, and more before making an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor (if necessary). Before you start researching programs, you should have completed Study Abroad 101 to understand what the types of programs are and how they are different. 


Important Notes

The following terms are used in the Program Search Function. Please read the following descriptions of these terms before using the search function. You should also click the parameter name for more information if an "I" appears before the name.

Areas of study

The area(s) of study listed here do NOT necessarily mean that students must be majoring or minoring in one or more of these areas of study in order to be eligible for the program. Instead, these are suggested areas of study, which indicate that this program may offer one or more courses within this discipline. Students should not rely solely on this "areas of study" section when determining whether or not a study abroad program is a good academic fit for them. Students should look at the specific list of courses the program or host university offers (as indicated in the program's brochure or website) and consult with the UNC Charlotte course catalog and/or their Academic Advisor as necessary to determine if the courses offered by the program of interest fit within their curriculum. 

If a program is restricted to certain majors/minors, this will be noted in the Eligibility section of the program's brochure.

Faculty Directors

 In the advanced search option, you can search by Faculty Directors. This is a list of faculty members who are leading a Faculty-Led program.

Prior Language Study Required

If the program requires students to have taken a college-level language course (or more than one course), the number semesters students must have taken a language course will be listed here. You can also search for programs that don't offer any prior language study.


begin your research

Simple Search

Filter programs based on the name of the program or by location. Access the Simple Search Function here.

Advanced Search

Filter programs based on program type, eligibility requirements, suggested areas of study, terms, and more. Access the Advanced Search Function here.

List of Featured Programs

Featured programs are simply a list of Faculty-Led or UNC Charlotte Exchange programs. Go to the List of Featured Programs here.