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Returning Students

Welcome back to Carolina! Your study abroad experience doesn’t end when you step on the plane to return home! There are many ways to expand on your experience abroad.

Get Involved!

Explore ways to stay involved with UNC Study Abroad and participate in activities as a returning student.

Resources for returning students

  • IESAbroad: Re-entry Resources
  • Re-Adjusting to Home
  • Small Planet Studio: Small Planet Studio is the go-to website and community for “global hearts” who’ve lived abroad. Join us to reflect on who you are and what you want your global life to be like going forward, now that you’ve had a life-changing experience abroad.
  • Many more resources can be found online!

Ready to go abroad again?

Study Abroad – again!

Can’t wait to go on another global adventure? Consider another UNC Study Abroad program! Many students participate on multiple programs during their time at Carolina.

Other Global Opportunities – for current students and recent graduates

FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project, or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries.

The Fulbright program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is managed nationally by the Institute of International Education and at UNC-Chapel Hill by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs.

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

UNC Peace Corps Campus Recruiter: Meagan Meekins,

The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in follow-on professions.

Explore global funding opportunities (undergraduate, graduate and alumni) through Embark Carolina’s Funding Finder.

Various scholarships for study in the U.S. and abroad for undergraduate, graduate, and alumni. Includes awards such as the Rhodes Scholarship and Luce Scholars program.

Visit the Office of Distinguished Scholarships

The International Educator

Search Associates

NAIS – National Association of Independent Schools (includes institutions outside of the U.S.)