Explore education around the world! Develop a global perspective by traveling abroad with the School of Education. Visit classrooms, meet current and pre-service teachers, and experience the world of education.
Through partnerships with institutions around the world, School of Education (SOE) students can enhance their educational experiences through various short-term study abroad or exchange programs.
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Education abroad is a powerful step towards building your own familiarity with other cultures, improving your own teaching practice, and developing your own global network of colleagues that can support you as a teacher.
UNC Greensboro’s School of Education study abroad programs are designed to enhance your intercultural competency as a learner and educator. Through study abroad programs, you will:
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The International Programs Center (IPC) offers UNCG students the opportunity to take part in Global Remote Internships. IPC has partnered with ISA/Worldstrides to offer these exciting opportunities for students. For more information about these programs, please visit go.uncg.edu/global.internship.
Understanding Study Abroad Costs & Financial Aid
While you are responsible for learning whether any aid that you have been awarded while on campus can be used for study abroad, we also want to point you in the direction of some funding options that are available:
International Programs Center (IPC)
Most funds awarded through the International Programs Center (IPC) are provided as travel grants to students heading overseas in UNC Greensboro Study Abroad Programs. For more information, contact the International Programs Center (IPC) at 336.334.5404 or visit them online.
The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office (URSCO)
The URSCO is dedicated to promoting and supporting student success through mentored undergraduate research, creative inquiry and other scholarly experiences for the UNCG community. The URSCO Travel Fund is designed to provide students with supplemental travel support to present results of their research, scholarship and/or creative activity at professional conferences in their field.
Graduate Student Association (GSA)
UNCG Graduate Student Association (GSA) provides funding for graduate student research and professional development opportunities.
Prestigious International/National Fellowships
There are several international fellowships which may be of interest, and they can be found on the Prestigious International/National Fellowships webpage.
Among the many national scholarships and fellowships that are available, many SOE students have participated in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.
When Should I Apply?
The fall and academic year application deadline to IPC is February 15th. The Spring application deadline is September 15th.
When Can I Study Abroad?
The best time to study abroad differs depending on your major. Talk to the study abroad coordinator in your department and to an IPC advisor. Generally, students study abroad during their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Students have the option of studying abroad during their fall semester, spring semester, throughout an entire academic year, or during the summer.
What’s Special About UNC Greensboro’s Programs?
Rather than signing up for preset programs, students work with academic advisors to create tailor-made study plans with their goals in mind. Our programs become an integrated part of a student’s path to graduation, rather than an “extra” tacked on.
Do I Need to Know a Foreign Language?
While studying abroad is an ideal time to complete foreign language requirements or learn a new language, most of our international partner programs offer extensive coursework in English available to exchange students in most majors.
Will I Graduate on Time?
YES! Students receive UNC Greensboro credit for classes taken abroad, so there is no need to prolong graduation — you can still graduate on time!
Can I Afford It?
YES! On semester or year-long exchange programs, students pay regular UNCG tuition and fees. Housing and meal costs are typically equivalent to a semester in residence at UNCG. Financial aid received at UNCG can be applied to the program costs. In addition, students are eligible to receive travel grants to help offset the costs of airfare. Be sure to review the budget sheet and speak to an IPC advisor.
Set up a study abroad “options” appointment, through the International Programs Center, to learn the basics about exchange programs and/or faculty-led program options.
“Studying here has allowed me to meet so many amazing people from all around the world.” – Morgan Neerings
“The opportunity to study abroad is something I am incredibly grateful for, and I am thankful for the support of the School of Education in making this possible. Going abroad has inspired what I hope to be a life-long love of travel.” – Hannah Ward