Study Abroad Advising

Study Abroad 101

Learn about the steps to study abroad including selecting a program that aligns with your goals, the application process, earning academic credit, and more!

Watch Study Abroad 101 video series

OR Attend an upcoming session

Drop-in hours

Offered every Thursday from 2-3pm.

Talk to us about program options, academics and credit, or funding and scholarships.

More details and Zoom link

Call or email

Have a quick question?

Call 919-962-7002 between 9am – 5pm.


Individual Advising Appointments

Below is a list of advisors/program directors and the region of the world that they advise for, along with a link to their appointment page. Please schedule appointments at least 24 hours in advance. After you schedule an appointment with an advisor, you will receive an email with a link to a Zoom meeting. All meetings will be conducted over Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Preparing for your appointment:

  • Be sure to attend Study Abroad 101 in advance so you can ask more program-specific questions during your meeting
  • Prepare questions and/or discussion topics to go over with your advisor
  • Be ready for a 10-20 minute conversation
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Sharon Beers | Financial Aid Advising

Have you decided which study abroad program you will be applying to, or are you deciding between two programs? Meet with our financial aid advisor to discuss your detailed financial aid information and program affordability, and take a closer look at the budget sheet for your selected program.


Ben Briggs | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in Austria, Canada, Cyprus, England, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, and Scotland


Katelyn Brown-Gomez Misenheimer | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Portugal, Spain and is the Advisor for Access 


Emily Marlton | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden 


Derek Shepard | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in Australia, Bhutan, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore – including the Joint Degree Program, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, U.S. Domestic Programs

Talk to a Peer Ambassador

Gain insight from UNC students who have recently studied abroad! Read their stories and feel free to reach out – they’d love to talk to you! Learn more about Peer Ambassadors.