The Office of Education Abroad (OEA) is here to guide students through the application process. All students who plan to study, intern, or volunteer abroad are required to apply to the OEA for approval to participate. Students who are interested in beginning the application process can refer to the four steps below.
1. COMPLETE STUDY ABROAD 101
All UNC Charlotte students are required to complete Study Abroad 101. This step must be completed before a student can meet with an advisor or open an application. Non-UNCC students are not required to complete this step. Students who have already completed 101 can move on to step 2.
2. RESEARCH PROGRAM OPTIONS
After completing 101, students will have a good understanding of the different program types, what to consider when selecting a program, how academic credit works, and how to search for approved programs in the OEA's program database. Students who have already completed 101 and have identified a program they want to apply for can go to step 3 to determine whether or not an appointment with an Advisor is required.
3. MEET WITH AN OEA ADVISOR
Meeting with an advisor in the OEA may be required before a student can request access to an application. Refer to the chart below to see whether or not a meeting is required, based on the program type you're interested in applying for. If you're unsure of the program type, head back to Study Abroad 101 to learn more. If you have already completed Study Abroad 101, have met one-on-one with an Advisor in the Office of Education Abroad, and know which program you want to apply for, please move on to step 4.
|Program Type||Meeting Required?|
|Exchange; Affiliate; Direct Enrollment Semester Programs||Yes|
|Faculty-led; International Travel Registration; Semester in Spain||No|
|Exchange; Affiliate; Direct Enrollment Summer Programs||No, Optional|
4. REQUEST ACCESS TO AN OEA APPLICATION
Once a student has selected the program they would like to apply to, they will need to request access to the application via an online Google Form. As a reminder, only students who have completed Study Abroad 101 and who have met with with an advisor (if required) will be given access to an application. Please allow up to two business days for the application request to be granted. Students will be sent an email once the application has been created.