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Study Abroad

You have a unique opportunity to travel all over the globe.  NCCU belongs to a variety of consortiums and partnerships to offer you a range of locations to choose from for your study-abroad experience.

Each exchange university has its own vision and focus. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) will assist you in finding the right place, the right time and the right price for your needs. 

Our faculty-led programs to different countries are discipline specific.

Start planning now

Check with OIA for any special advisories or instructions concerning your country of interest.  Schedule an appointment with the study-abroad coordinator to learn more about applying for study abroad or international internships.

Please complete the following items and bring them to your appointment:

  1. Interest Form
  2. Basic Policies Form
  3. A copy of your unofficial transcript(s)

Apply for a passport today

As a global citizen, your passport is your bridge to the world.  New regulations and procedures have made the process for acquiring passports more difficult, so apply as soon as possible.  Click here to learn how to apply.

Choosing your destination

You should consider your major when selecting your abroad destination. Most experiences are sponsored by another university. OIA can assist you to find the country and the university that is the best fit for you. The main program for study abroad is ISEP-Direct.  For other approved study abroad programs, visit www.Studyabroad101.com.

Program duration

We offer summer, semester and year-long programs, as well as short-term programs from two to five weeks. You should consider your classification, major and financial plan when determining your length of study.

Travel and lodging

Depending on the program you decide on, you may have the opportunity to experience your country in a host family residence, in a university dorm or a hostel in the city. You are responsible for securing resources to cover your airfare and housing for your experience. The OIA can assist you with options for travel, lodging and funding.


Based on your country of interest and your immunization record, inoculations are available through our partners at the Duke Travel Clinic. Grants and scholarships are available through private and governmental organizations and foundations. Federal Financial Aid is a popular option when identifying your method of payment for your experience. See your study-abroad coordinator for more details on funding your study experience.

Learn more

For reasons why you should study abroad, deadlines, forms, documents and study abroad resources, click here.

For more information about study abroad or international internships, please contact:

Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Affairs
Lee Biology Building, Room 103

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