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Study Abroad Advising

Study Abroad 101

Learn about the steps to study abroad!

Watch videos on how to select a program that aligns with your goals, the application process, earning academic credit, and more!

Watch Study Abroad 101 video series

Drop-In Advising

Offered during the academic year when classes are in session.


Mondays 11:30am-3pm

Wednesdays 12pm – 5pm

Fridays 11:30am-1:30pm


Dates vary by region (not available for all regions).

View Dates for Drop-In Advising

Get In Touch

Have a quick question?


Call 919-962-7002

Exploring Study Abroad Program Types

Interested in study abroad, but overwhelmed by the search process? Not sure how to narrow down the programs and find the one that’s right for you? Come learn more about the types of study abroad programs offered! We’ll share the general styles of each program type, show you how to best use our program search, and talk about scholarships and paying for your program.

Individual Advising Appointments (virtual)

Below is a list of advisors along with a link to their appointment pages. 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 individual advising appointments are currently conducted over Zoom.

Following our application deadlines, individual advising is paused for a few weeks for application review. If you do not see appointments following a deadline, check back in a few weeks.

Preparing for your appointment:

  • Watch the Study Abroad 101 video series 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

Sharon Hudik | 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.

Ken Nesbett | Program Director

Advises for programs in Africa, Asia, Canada, and domestic programs, and the following partner provider programs worldwide: CET Academic Programs, SFS (School for Field Studies), and SIT (School for International Training).

Christine J. Trinidad | Senior Director of Programs and Advising

Advises for programs in Spain, France, Portugal, Central & South America, the Caribbean, and for the partner provider IES Abroad worldwide.

Sofia Mouritsen | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in Continental Europe (except France, Portugal, and Spain), Scandinavia, and the Middle East. Also advises for the following partner provider programs worldwide: Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (ACTR), AMIDEASTCollege Year in Athens (CYA), and Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS).

Nicola Zollinger | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), Ireland and the UK (England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland), and the following partner provider programs worldwide: Academic Programs International (API), Arcadia Abroad: STEM Summer Research, Sea Semester, Semester at Sea.

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.