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Office of International Programs
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5965
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Welcome to Education Abroad
UNCW offers more than 500 education abroad programs in over 50 countries. Our office is dedicated to making sure your journey to one of these locations fits your educational objectives as well as personal goals to travel abroad. Whether it is in an urban center bustling with activity or a more relaxed rural environment, our staff is here to help answer your questions. Feel free to contact us via email at any time, by phone (910-962-3685) during normal business hours or drop by in person (Friday Annex, 118) in between classes to learn more. Our study abroad advisors are listed below and can help you find your ideal study abroad experience!
Director, Education Abroad
Assistant Director, Education Abroad
Education Abroad Advisor
Program and Study Abroad Coordinator
Graduate Assistant, Education Abroad
Why study abroad?
Students who have studied abroad typically say it was the experience of a lifetime. It is both challenging and fun, as well as educationally and personally rewarding. Study abroad is an important component of your complete education in our increasingly interdependent world. If real education is the broadening of intellectual horizons and the challenging of stereotypes, then you should study abroad.
While abroad, you can get a more accurate picture of the U.S. and its role in the world. Moreover, the careful selection of a study abroad program will give you valuable perspectives on your field of interest, perspectives that would perhaps be more difficult to acquire in the U.S. Employers want to hire people with international experience, and graduate schools consider study abroad a "plus" when reviewing applications.
Study abroad can be good for you academically and personally no matter what your major. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!