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Study Abroad Programs

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Committee Members

Tommy Lambeth, Chair, Study Abroad Committee, Department of Interior Architecture

Kathleen Ahern, Department of German and Russian

James Anderson, Department of History

Roberto Campo, Department of Romance Languages

Heidi Fischer, Bryan School of Business & Economics

Etsuko Fujimoto, Department of Communication

Louise Ivanov, School of Nursing

Dennis Leyden, Department of Economics

Elizabeth W. Lindsey, Department of Social Work

Arthur Murphy, Department of Anthropology

Richard P. Titus, University Registrar's Office

Jonathan Tudge, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Nancy Walker, School of Music

Penelope Pynes, International Programs Center, ex officio

A UNCG student in good standing may spend a summer, semester or academic year abroad in several ways.

Academic Year and Semester Abroad Programs

  • UNCG Exchange Programs. Through various exchange agreements, a UNCG student may swap places with a student in another country. Under these arrangements, students study abroad for approximately the cost of being in residence at UNCG. Opportunities for such exchange are currently available in Australia, Canada, China, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
  • The University of North Carolina Exchange Programs (UNC-EP). Through this UNC program (headquartered at UNCG), UNCG is able to place students in any of 35 countries overseas. These programs are available through either UNC-EP negotiated exchange agreements or through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), a Washington-based exchange organization. The cost of such study is about the same as being in residence at UNCG.
  • Semester Abroad Programs. UNCG offers other study abroad semester programs to several countries including India and Russia. Although not student exchange programs, these study abroad options are nonetheless less costly than study abroad opportunities offered through most other providers.
  • Non-UNCG Programs. A UNCG student may spend a summer, semester, or year abroad under the auspices of a group or institution approved by the UNCG Study Abroad Committee. While generally more costly than ISEP or the UNCG programs, this option may be of interest to students seeking particular experiences not otherwise available.

Summer Abroad Programs

UNCG professors regularly lead student groups overseas. Over the past few years, groups have gone to such countries as Costa Rica, France, Greece, Spain, and the United Kingdom. These programs generally involve five or six weeks of supervised travel and study, followed by an additional three weeks of independent travel.

This page was last updated on June 9, 2010.