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Nicola Zollinger

Study Abroad Advisor


Nicola serves as the study abroad advisor for Oceania, the UK, and Ireland. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Lafayette College and her M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from UNC-Chapel Hill. During her time as an undergraduate student, she studied abroad at DIS in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to joining the UNC Study Abroad Office, Nicola participated in numerous international endeavors, including time spent on a farm in Birkerød, Denmark through WWOOF. She has additional experience working with adolescents and young adults in outpatient, residential treatment, and university settings. Nicola is inspired by the positive impact of international education and, as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, is passionate about optimizing student wellbeing during cultural transitions. In her free time, Nicola enjoys solo travel, studying Danish, reading too many books at once, gardening, and practicing ballet & yoga.