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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.

View upcoming dates for Drop-In Advising

Mondays, 12-5pm

Wednesdays, 12-2pm

Fridays, 10am-2pm

Get In Touch

Have a quick question?

Email abroad@unc.edu

Call 919-962-7002

Individual Advising Appointments

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 confirmation with your appointment details.

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

Lauren Russell | Study Abroad Advising

Not sure where to start? Do you have general questions about studying abroad? Meet with our General Advisor to talk about your study abroad goals, learn how the process works, and start looking at our programs!

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: College Year in Athens (CYA), Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), and RLASP (Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program).

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.