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. Times may vary.

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

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Get in Touch

Have a quick question?


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

Below is a list of advisors and the countries they are currently advising 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:

  • 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.


Ben Briggs | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in Greece (College Year in Athens only), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), 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.

Sarah Greer | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Latin America, and for the partner provider IES Abroad worldwide.


Derek Shepard | Study Abroad Advising

Advises for programs in Africa, Asia, Domestic programs, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. Countries include China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, United States.

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.