Where to Start Overview

Create a profile using your ONYEN login. Some personal data will automatically populate from ConnectCarolina. As you browse programs, click the Save button to bookmark favorite programs and return to them later. (Non-UNC student? Create your own login credentials.)

Attend a Study Abroad 101 Information Session or Peer Ambassadors’ event to learn the basics of study abroad! All 101 sessions cover the same general information such as applications, credit transfer, costs, and financial aid, concluding with highlights of specific programs in that region. Come just to listen or ask a few questions. Peer Ambassadors can answer general questions about study abroad and give advice about specific programs. Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Use this website to learn all about study abroad and your program. Use the Find a Program tool to search for available programs based on preferred term, language of instruction, GPA minimum, etc. Follow the links to the programs’ homepages to find even more details. Educate yourself on the academics, housing, costs, host country culture – all you can find about your potential program!

Save yourself the headache and apply for a new or renewal passport now! Appointments at local passport offices fill quickly during study abroad application season. Avoid delays in your travel planning and visa applications by taking care of your passport as soon as possible. Your passport should have at least six months of validity after your intended return date, so check your expiration date! More information is available at the Department of State website: https://travel.state.gov/passports.

First-year or new transfer student? UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives sponsors funding for first-time passports. Learn more about the Passport to Go! program.

Once you have chosen your preferred program and the application opens, click Apply Now on the program brochure. You may only apply to one program at a time per term! Be sure to follow all instructions carefully, as there may be required follow-up steps. Notifications typically go out within one month after the submission deadline. If you are not accepted for your first program choice, your study abroad advisor will work one-on-one with you to find a suitable alternative. Note: your study abroad enrollment is subject to admission by the host institution as well.