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Study Abroad

As an integral component of UNC’s strategy of internationalization, the Study Abroad Office provides access to a wide portfolio of educational opportunities that reflect and support the intellectual, financial and cultural needs of our diverse student body. Participation in a study abroad program encourages the exchange of knowledge and understanding, and promotes enlightened and responsible citizenship and leadership for our state and nation.

College of Arts & Sciences

As the largest and oldest school at UNC-Chapel Hill, the College of Arts and Sciences forms the core of the Carolina experience: an unsurpassed liberal-arts education within a world-class research university.

Office for Undergraduate Research

The Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) was established in 1999 to expand the opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research and mentored scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill. OUR has a variety of resources, including financial support, to help research become a distinctive feature of the undergraduate experience at our Research-Extensive university.

Academic Programs

Burch Field Research Seminars

Burch Field Research Seminars offer some of the most adventurous, hands-on, off-campus educational experiences in the world. They showcase the relationship between faculty research and undergraduate education by combining traditional course work with active, experiential learning. A changing roster of seminars is offered each year in destinations both foreign and domestic.

Great Decisions

Great Decisions is a national program administered by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). The FPA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, non-governmental institution that helps Americans gain a better understanding of significant world issues. UNC uses the same lecture topics as the national Great Decisions program but typically gives the lectures a more specific focus. The lecture series is held every spring as GLBL 381.

Languages Across the Curriculum

UNC’s Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program integrates the study and use of languages into the mainstream curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences.

School of Public Health: Gillings Global Gateway

The Office of Global Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is the organizing unit for global health activities at the School. This organizational structure allows global health to be integrated into each department in the School, rather than as a separate department. This makes interdisciplinary global health research, teaching and practice easier to accomplish and more effective.

Phillips Ambassadors Program

A prestigious new program at Carolina, combining a financial award and an academic program centered around a study abroad experience in Asia, the Phillips Ambassadors Program offers an innovative approach to study abroad and a unique opportunity for students to learn about a vital region of the world. Phillips Ambassadors have the opportunity to select a summer or semester term of study from among more than 40 academic programs in Asia.