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 weekly during the academic year in on the 2nd Floor of the FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2009.

Thursdays, 11am – 1pm

Talk to us about program options, academics, the application process, and more.

Join Virtually

Call, email or Stop by

Have a quick question?

Call 919-962-7002 between 10am – 3pm M-F.


During the academic year, stop by and see us on the 2nd Floor of the FedEx Global Education building, Room 2009, between 10am – 3pm M-F.

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 Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Samoa), UK/Ireland (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.


Katelyn Brown-Gomez Misenheimer | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in the Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay), parts of Europe (Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland), IES Abroad programs worldwide, and is the Advisor for Access.


Derek Shepard | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in Africa, Asia, Domestic programs, the Middle East, Russia and Scandinavia. Countries include Bhutan, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Cumpston Fellowship, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam.

Advises for the following partner provider programs worldwide: CET Academic Programs, School for Field Studies (SFS), School for International Training (SIT).

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.