International Studies

Study Abroad

Brazilian students

Gaining an international perspective requires that students have some real international experience. Although there are several way to achieve this international experience, UNCW's Office of International Programs offers a wide variety of exciting Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities. UNCW offers more than 500 programs in over 50 countries, including an array of study abroad programs available through ISA, UNCW’s most trusted affiliated education abroad provider. Find a wide selection of programs specifically recommended for the International Studies students organized by concentration. Contact ISA or the Office of International Programs to take the next step.

If you are looking for a Summer 2017 Study Abroad opportunity: How about Morocco? Check it out!

Why study abroad?
Caitlin in South Africa

Caitlin Showalter (class of 2013)

My study abroad experience in South Africa during the summer of 2012 was by far the most remarkable month of my life. I have never been surrounded by such breathtaking landscapes and inspired by so many amazing people on a daily basis. I was exposed to a beautiful culture of friendly and knowledgeable people who went out of their way to open up about the difficult historical and modern-day problems many South Africans are still dealing with today. Studying abroad forced me out of my comfort zone, introduced me to lifelong friends, and showed me how important it is to see the world through the eyes of others. My time in South Africa enriched my life and I truly value the individual I am today because of it.

Jordan in Jordan

Jordan Eicher (class of 2012)

International Studies emphasizes the importance of study abroad in our new era of globalization and I was lucky enough to travel to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for my last semester of my undergrad. This was an awesome opportunity that helped me gain language and cultural skills that are sought after in today's international job market.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. - Mark Twain