How to Apply

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.

Begin Study Abroad 101 

2. RESEARCH PROGRAM OPTIONS

After completing 101, students will have a good understanding of the different program typeswhat 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.

Research Program Options 

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 

Program Type Meeting Required?
ExchangeAffiliateDirect EnrollmentSemester in Spain Yes
Faculty-ledInternational Travel Registration No

Meet with an Advisor 

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.

Application Request Form 

 

OEA Application Deadlines

OEA application deadlines will be at the beginning of the semester before the term of travel. Submitting the OEA application as soon as possible is in students' best interest. 

OEA Application Deadlines

Additional Application

Depending on the program type, there may be another application students need to complete in addition to submitting an application to the Office of Education Abroad.

Program Types