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Study Abroad Programs

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(336) 334-5404

Academic Year and Semester Abroad Programs | The UNCG Study Abroad Committee and Office of International Programs

Committee Members

Thomas Fitzgerald, Chair, Study Abroad Committee, Department of Anthropology

Susan Andreatta, Department of Anthropology

Ronald Cassell, Department of History

Mary Erdmans, Department of Sociology

Jean-Paul Koenig, Department of Romance Languages

Carl T. Lambeth, Department of Housing and Interior Design

Frank Land, Department of Business Administration

Lynette K. Lawrance, Associate Dean, School of Health and Human Performance

Elizabeth W. Lindsay, Department of Social Work

Gail McDonald, Department of English

Elizabeth J. Natalle, Department of Communication

Karen Rauch, Department of Romance Languages

William Butterbrodt, Office of International Programs, ex officio

Stephen Flynn, Office of International Programs, ex officio

Penelope Pynes, Department of German and Russian, ex officio

Patty Via, Academic Advising and Support Services, 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, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
  • University of North Carolina Student Exchange Programs. Through UNC-EP (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. On a regular basis the Department of Romance Languages offers semester abroad programs in Spain. UNCG faculty lead these groups and directly award academic credit. Although not student exchange programs, these semester abroad options are nonetheless less costly than study abroad opportunities offered through other colleges' programs.
  • 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.

UNCG professors regularly lead student groups overseas. Over the past few years, groups have gone to such countries as Costa Rica, 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.

The UNCG Study Abroad Committee and the
Office of International Programs

All study abroad activities are carefully supervised by the UNCG Study Abroad Committee, which is comprised of faculty members and administrators with considerable experience in international education. The Committee is constantly working to expand study abroad options for UNCG students, and to make them available at reasonable cost. The Committee may recommend to the student's department that up to 30 semester hours of credit be earned for one year's study overseas.

The Office of International Programs, in addition to handling most other administrative matters affecting study abroad, publicizes the various programs and advises prospective participants. Those interested in study abroad are advised as a first step to contact the OIP, 112 Foust Building, 336/334-5404, or visit our Web site at: www.uncg.edu/ipg/oip.


Contact: University Registrar's Office
Registrar, UNCG, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 (336) 334-5946

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