Public and International Affairs

Study Abroad

Testimonials from former students who have studied abroad


Lauren Locke (International Affairs) on study and travel in South Africa (PDF)

Lauren Prema on politics and development in France and South Africa (PDF)


Cara Bridges on studying in South Korea (and getting paid to do it!) (PDF)

Allison McMurry (MPA), Cher Lowda, and Lauren Prema on Dr. Tan's trip to India (PDF)

Matthew Pait (MPA) on intensive Japanese in Beppu, Japan (PDF)


Mike Kowalick on the Netherlands (and seeing all of Europe) (PDF)

Elizabeth Nelson on Hungary (and traveling all over Central and Eastern Europe) (PDF)

Megan Sullivan on a life-changing semester in Spain (PDF)

Elizabeth Royal on studying International Relations in Britain and taking the Grand Tour of Europe (PDF)

Jackie Watson on intensive language study and an internship in France (PDF)

Lethia Williams and Kaitlin Beck on Dr. Masters' Trip to Ireland and France (PDF)

Latin America

Adam Keough on study in Argentina paving the way for Peace Corps in El Salvador (PDF)

Ryan Farrelll's Video on study abroad in Argentina (tango, mountains, deserts, beaches, and glaciers) (External Link)

Ryan Farrell's road trip across Argentina and Chile (PDF)

Middle East

Rebekah Kilroy on Studying in Turkey (PDF)

Highlighted Programs

Semester in Germany (PDF) at Zeppelin University

2010, 2009 Travel to India with Dr. Tan (UNCW Magazine Cover Story)

2010. 2008 Travel to Europe (PDF) with Dr. Masters

Additional Information

If nothing is catching your fancy on the PIA-suggested list of programs see the"Places to Study Abroad" page located on The Office of International Programs website.

The Office of International Programs has information sessions during the school year to familiarize students with study abroad options and how-to's. These sessions are Tuesday 3:30pm-4:30pm, Friday 11:00am-12:00pm in Friday Annex Rm. 118.

Check out the Steps to Study Abroad (PDF) guide sheet from the Department of Public and International Affairs for more information on how to study abroad.

Need some financial support? See the UNCW Office of International Programs' Scholarships page. For Political Science and Public Administration students, there are two key US government programs that support study abroad: the Boren Awards at and the Critical Language Scholarship program from the US State Department at

Talk to Dr. Remonda Kleinberg, Department Chair of Public and International Affairs. She can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at 910-962-3286.

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