Study Abroad Week

STUDY ABROAD WEEK CANCELED 

In light of the directive from UNC Charlotte to limit social distancing as much as possible due to the global health crisis, we regrettably will be canceling Study Abroad Week (March 16-20). We will be brainstorming ways on how we can continue to support our students, both those currently abroad and those who have hopes of being abroad soon. This is certainly a challenging time for UNC Charlotte, the community and across the globe. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding.

Study Abroad Week is a week-long event comprised of live online webinars and in-person opportunities to learn more about studying and interning abroad! Throughout the week students will meet the Office of Education Abroad staff and will be able to interact with UNC Charlotte students who have studied abroad. Better yet, by attending the Study Abroad Week events, students can be entered to win prizes!



Schedule of Events

Study Abroad Week will take place March 16 - March 20th 2020. There is something happening each day of Study Abroad Week, so check the OEA calendar to plan out your schedule and RSVP or register for events in advance!

Explore Study Abroad Week Events Here 

Webinar Guide

Please refer to our Live WebEx Webinar Guide here for troubleshooting tips.

Prize Drawing

Students who attend Study Abroad Week events can be entered to win prizes! The drawing will take place the week after Study Abroad Week and the prizes are as follows:

  • 1st Place Drawing Winner: Study abroad administrative fee discount (a value of up to $600)​
  • 2nd Place Drawing Winner: Swag bag (containing phone pop-socket, t-shirt & other items!)​
  • 3rd Place Drawing Winner: Niner InterNATIONal T-shirt

Eligibility to Enter

  • Currently enrolled UNC Charlotte student
  • Must attend at least 2 events listed on the Study Abroad Week schedule
  • Have not studied abroad before

Disclaimers

  • Only 1 winner will be chosen for each prize: Being entered does not guarantee selection as a winner
  • A report of all live webinar attendees will be evaluated. Students who do not attend the webinar live as it is scheduled from start to finish will not be considered
  • Students who attend an in-person Study Abroad Week event will need to sign in on the designated Study Abroad Week sign-in sheet upon arrival at the event

Fee Discount

The student who is selected as the 1st place winner will have their study abroad administrative fee waived by the Office of Education Abroad (up to a $600 value) the semester they study abroad. Please note the following regarding the discount:

  • Students who have already studied abroad or who will be studying abroad as a UNC Charlotte student Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Academic Year 2020-21 are not eligible to receive the study abroad administrative fee discount
  • The winner will not receive cash value. The study abroad administrative fee will be automatically waived the semester they go abroad. The discount amount received depends on the study abroad program type in which the student participates 
  • Students must study abroad as an active UNC Charlotte student within 3 academic years of being notified that they are a recipient in order to have the discount applied

FAQs

Students are encouraged to complete (or refer back to) Study Abroad 101. This resource covers everything students need to know about going abroad. Study Abroad Week simply reiterates it! The information about different study and intern abroad programs that will be promoted during Study Abroad Week will all be found on the program brochure for a particular program within the OEA Program Database.
Yes! The OEA will send out the slides used during the webinars to anyone who registered for that particular webinar the week following Study Abroad Week (even if you can't attend).
All webinars are live, so you'll need to watch the webinar on the date and time listed to be eligible for the prize drawings.
When you register for a webinar, your information is collected. The WebEx software will then track whether or not you actually log on and watch it. This is how we'll confirm who watched the webinar. For in-person events, be sure to sign in on the sign in sheet provided.