1. Getting Started
Call the IPC at (336) 334-5404 or stop by 203 Foust Administration Building to set up an options appointment to get started, it's never to early. Talk to your faculty or departmental advisor about study abroad. Be sure to go over the Exchange Process Checklist to keep track of your progress.
2. Define Your Goals
Identify Your Options. Why do you want to study abroad? Where? Do you want to study in another language or in English? Would you like to study abroad for a year or semester? Do you want a program that requires a lot of independence and initiative, or do you prefer one that handles more of the arrangements for you and lends more on-site support? Do you want to go as a sophomore, junior or senior? Do you plan to get general education or major credit? The IPC will help you find a suitable Program.
Be sure to schedule an “application” appointment with IPC as early as possible at the beginning of the semester before you plan to go abroad. Submit the application on or before the deadline. General deadlines are Feb. 15 or Sept. 15. For ISEP sites the deadlines may vary so check with the IPC. You will need to meet any eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and deadlines set by UNCG.
Apply for your passport and begin travel arrangements. Attend your pre-departure orientation program. Finalize approval of credit transfer. Pack your bags and go!
Study Abroad is open to any full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time at UNCG who is in good academic standing. Remaining in good academic standing will also be a requirement for placement and participation. If the language of instruction in the host country is not English, applicants must also have completed the equivalent of two years of college level foreign language instruction (at least through the 204 level).
Selection for Study Abroad will be based on the applicant's maturity, academic background and language proficiency (if applicable), as well as the appropriateness of the candidate's reasons for wanting to study abroad, ability to adapt to a new culture and the soundness of the proposed study plan. There will be an interview.