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 application cycle. Times may vary.

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

More information

Get in Touch

Have a quick question?

Email abroad@unc.edu.

Call 919-962-7002 between 9am – 5pm M-F.

Applying for a UNC Faculty-Led Program?

View the list of upcoming programs and find the faculty program director’s contact information so that you can get in touch. As the instructor of the course, they will have the most up-to-date program details.

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 on September 10 and February 10, individual advising is paused for a few weeks for application review. If you do not see appointments in the weeks after 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
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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.

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August Armbrister | Study Abroad Advising

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).

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Ben Briggs | Study Abroad Advising

Manages programs and currently conducts drop-in advising 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.

Virtual drop-in advising for programs in Oceania (Australia and New Zealand), Ireland & the UK will be offered at the following times:

  • Friday, November 18, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday, December 2, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday, December 9, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

To join the Drop-in hours, visit: https://unc.zoom.us/j/2417616277.

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Sarah Greer | Study Abroad 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), AMIDEAST, College Year in Athens (CYA), and Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS).

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.