uncw office of
international progams

Our mailing address is:
Office of International Programs
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5965

You may also contact us by:
Phone: 910-962-3685
Fax: 910-962-4053
Email: studyabroad@uncw.edu

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Study Abroad Ambassadors

If you wish to speak with these ambassadors about their experiences, you can contact them directly through the provided link or email us at studyabroad@uncw.edu and we will put you in touch.

Africa & the Middle East | Americas | Asia | Europe | Oceania | Multi-Country

AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Ghana

Kristen Bowman

Univ. of Ghana, Legon
Fall 2013

Choosing to study in abroad in Ghana was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I fell in love with the stunning West African country, with its islands, savanna, beaches, mountains, villages, cities...and warm weather! You're going to learn so much about yourself and other cultures if you venture out of your comfort zone and take the opportunity to explore. Studying abroad has been the adventure and experience of a lifetime.

Morocco

Jason Walsh

ISA Meknes Study Center
Spring 2013

If you want to see, taste, smell or feel something amazing, an easy way to do that is just go somewhere you have never been, and let them show you how to live.  Don't hold back and be self conscious. Just let yourself be immersed in the experience and you will find that the experience will change you one way or another.

South Africa

Emily Beam

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Univ.
Spring 2014

Studying Abroad in South Africa is an adventure unlike any another. You might find yourself swimming and surfing in the Indian ocean, petting a lion, feeding an elephant, volunteering at a local township or hanging out by the pool with your peers. Port Elizabeth is not only a beautiful port city with a great college campus built on a nature reserve, but also a metropolitan oasis filled with culture and excitement.

Kelsey Callahan

Tourism in South Africa
Summer 2013

South Africa has many different cultures so you truly get a one of a kind experience. It's also home to a vast array of landscapes. You have the option to go on a safari one day, hike Table Mountain the next day, and then you could even surf some of the world’s best waves with an amazing view of the mountains in front of you.

George Daniel

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Univ.
Fall 2013

Spending a semester with the amaXhosa in the Eastern Cape of South Africa presented me with the chance to interact with the native culture, which gave me new perspectives about my own culture and others around the globe. The single-most important lesson a study abroad student should learn is how to view the culture from the eyes of one who belongs to it.

Morgan Grendahl
Morgan Grendahl
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Univ.
Spring 2013
South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been to. With eleven official languages and a vast array of landscapes, South Africa has one of the most diverse cultures in the world. Being in South Africa will give you the opportunity to try experiences you can't do anywhere else - go on a safari, climb Table Mountain, eat kudu and warthog, pet a lion, cage dive with great white sharks and more!
Nicole Whitley
Nicole Whitley
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Univ.
Fall 2014
South Africa is truly a beautiful country, full of breathtaking landscapes of both beaches and mountains. There are so many unique opportunities like paragliding from Table Mountain, hanging out with orphaned elephants, or even petting a cheetah. My study abroad experience changed my life in so many ways - if you love adventure and want something out of the ordinary, then South Africa is the perfect place for you!

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AMERICAS

Argentina

Devin Wensevic
Buenos Aires-Capital of Culture
Spring 2014
Traveling with a faculty led group is great for first time travelers because there is a schedule that structures the trip, but students are also given time to explore on their own and in smaller groups in order to take the most home from such an interesting time in another country.
Meredith Hughes
Buenos Aires-Capital of Culture
Spring 2014
I enjoyed traveling to Argentina with a faculty-led program because I had never been out of the country before. This program gives more structure than other programs, but still allows plenty of free time to explore in smaller groups.

Belize

Amy Jackson
Communication Studies in Belize
Spring 2014
Belize is a perfect place to study abroad because of the many dynamic cultures built into one country. You travel all over the country and learn about the culture from all perspectives: the native Mayans, the island populations, the groundbreaking artists, and the vacationers who never left. They each teach you something different that will make your time in this country unforgettable

Brazil

Michael Burrows
Univ. do Sul de Santa Catarina (UNISUL)
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in Florianopolis Brazil to take advantage of and experience a mixture of cultures, people, accents, and ideas from all over Brazil. The inhabitants of this area are from all over Brazil and the world, which provides a rich and valuable cultural experience hard to find elsewhere.
Ligia De Lara
Summer 1 2014 in Florianopolis
Summer 2014
You should study abroad to experience new cities, new culture, new languages, and new people every single day. 
Courtney Maurer
Summer 1 2014 in Florianopolis
Summer 2014
You should study abroad in Brazil because the people are very open to foreigners and are the nicest people ever. The locals embrace diversity and their culture is waiting to be explored. Brazil and the activities that the country presents will offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with the world and disconnect with technology.

Chile

Ciera Ames
Chile Summer Study Abroad
Summer 2012
You should study abroad to expand your view of the world no matter what subject you are studying or where you intend to study. You learn lessons abroad that could never be duplicated in a classroom.
Emily Bergren
Chile Summer Study Abroad
Summer 2014
When I was in Chile, I would have class in the morning and later on that day I would hear or use exactly what I was taught in the lesson that day. You are able to learn a language with a greater understanding when you are surrounded by it; not to mention the beautiful views and culture that Chile has to offer.
Abby Daniel
Pontificia Univ. Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV)
Fall 2013
Pontificia Univ. Católica de Valparaíso in Chile is a wonderful university with lots to offer. The school has great professors and students who are willing to reach out to exchange students to make them feel welcome. Chile is the perfect place to study abroad because it is rich in culture and it has so much to do and see. Right between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean (and with Patagonia in the south), there is a never ending amount of traveling to be done and new places to visit
Bailey Gayden
Pontificia Univ. Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV)
Summer 2014
You should study abroad in Chile because this program is incredible and unlike any other. You live right along the coastline with the beach, the city, and the mountains at your fingertips. You can experience everything from wine tasting at a vineyard to skiing in the Andes and so much more. I know that through this experience, I've made friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
Christian Harris
Chile Summer Study Abroad
Summer 2014
Being in Chile it takes you out of your comfort zone in a positive way, and before you know it, the country itself will capture your heart through its stunning scenery and its many attractions. The country is simply phenomenal, yet underestimated, but regardless, it's something that should be seen with one's own eyes.
Lindsay Johnson
Chile Summer Study Abroad
Summer 2014
Although it is cliche to say, my experience in Chile really did change my life. Not only did it open my world to the different customs and culture that surrounded me each day, but I also felt myself become a part of the Chilean world. This program entices you to better yourself and to learn about aspects of Chile that the average American may have never known.
Maria Malczyn
Maria Malczyn
Chile Summer Study Abroad
Summer 2013
Studying abroad in Chile greatly improved my Spanish skills. Seeing first-hand the way of life in another country was amazing and made me want to learn more about the cultural differences between many other countries in the Spanish speaking world. I could talk for hours about all of the great times I had on my study abroad trip. I absolutely loved my time in Chile and everyday since have been wishing I could return; there is nothing better than experiencing a new way of life first hand.
Katherine Slayton
Chile Summer Study Abroad
Summer 2013
I do not think that I could find words sufficient enough to describe my time abroad in Chile, but what I can say is this: You will not only get to experience one of the most beautiful and dynamic cultures in the world, but you will also discover strengths and abilities in yourself that you never thought were possible. I hope that you will go and take in every opportunity, experience, and adventure that awaits you there!
Carynne Spalding
Chile Summer Study Abroad
Summer 2012
Chile has it all. You can go hiking in the mountains or take a walk on the beach all in the same day. It is a great place to learn/practice Spanish because once you learn 'Chilean' Spanish you should be able to understand almost anyone!
Grace Tomalavage
Pontificia Univ. Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV)
Summer 2014
Chile is such a fascinating country because it has so many different landscapes such as Patagonia, the Atacama desert, the Pacific coast, the Andes, and more. If you want to learn the Spanish language, I think there is no better place because the majority of the people are open, understanding, and willing to help you learn!

Costa Rica

Kathleen Boyette
Univ. Veritas
Summer 2014
Costa Rica is a small country, but it has a world of new experiences to offer study abroad students. My summer trip to Costa Rica had the perfect mix of academics and adventure.
Blair Brannon
Univ. Veritas
Summer 2014
Costa Rica is an amazingly diverse country! On my trip I stayed in the great mountains, lush rainforest, and of course the beautiful sandy beaches. All these places were special in their own way, amazing to see, and close in proximity.
Margaret Delbridge
Univ. Veritas
Fall 2014
Studying abroad opens your mind and soul to new aspects of life. You will change in so many ways you never thought possible, and for the better. New cultures and experiences will change your perspective on life and open your mind to see the world in a different way.
Kassandra Infante
Univ. Veritas
Summer 2013
Costa Rica is a great place to study abroad because the culture is enriching and the people are extremely friendly. Not to mention, Costa Rica's biodiversity is remarkable and the combination of mountains and beaches is breathtaking and incomparable. I would encourage every student to find adventure in the least-expected places.

Cuba

Christina Salerno
Univ. of Havana
Summer 2014
You should study abroad in Cuba because it is an exquisite, unique experience that you may never get the chance to have again. You will get to experience a culture unknown to many Americans, while applying and building your research skills.
Alexandra Rhoades
Univ. of Havana
Fall 2014
Studying abroad in Cuba offers students the chance to learn about a country and culture previously unknown to most Americans. Havana and outside the capital are two complete different sides of Cuba that everyone must see. From climbing mogotes to spending time with friends on the malecon, I highly recommend studying abroad in Cuba!

Dominican Republic

Adam Laughter
Pontificia Univ. Católica Madre y Maestra
Fall 2013
My study abroad experience was nothing short of incredible because of the people and the culture I was able to experience. I would definitely encourage future study abroad students to get involved in the community in some way. It doesn't have to be much but you will gain much more of a cultural experience if you are actually working side by side with someone from their country of choice.

 Ecuador

Alexandra Bouchard
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Spring 2013
I spent a wonderful semester in Ecuador where I had the opportunity to see Ecuadorian beaches, hike the Andes Mountains, and spend some time in the Amazon Rainforest - all without leaving the country! I also got to live with a host family, where my sixteen year-old host sister taught me how to use Ecuadorian slang and my host mom helped me perfect my Spanish. It was great!
Tess Frierson
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Spring 2014
After spending 5 months abroad in Ecuador it is safe to say that it is now my second home. It is the perfect place to study abroad if you're looking for an incredible experience that allows you to surround yourself with a unique culture and new language, not to mention the beautiful Andes mountains, Galapagos islands, and the Amazon Rainforest. My semester in Ecuador completely changed my life and I have no doubt in my mind that it would do the same for you. ¡Viva Ecuador!
Josephine Frith
Animal Behavior in Andean Ecuador
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in Ecuador because it is the most lovely and versatile land you will ever see. We were only there for a week and yet we saw the cold, tundra-covered tops of the mountains, the hummingbird-filled forests of the foothills, and the lust, rich tropical jungles of the basin. There is nothing like it here in the United States: if you want to experience a whole new face of nature, then Ecuador is the place to be.

Peru

Mariah Tugel
UNCW Honors in Peru
Summer 2014
Peru is an incredible place to study abroad. The people, culture, history, and scenery are absolutely amazing. Studying abroad is one of the best ways I know of to truly learn about another country's culture and history. In addition, had I not studied abroad in Peru, I may never have seen the gorgeous Andes Mountains or met some of my best friends.

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ASIA

China

Jessica Page
Chasing China: Language and Life in the Far East
Summer 2014

Studying abroad in China was more amazing than I could of have ever imagined. With its friendly people, crazy cuisine, busy cities, beautiful ancient temples and gardens, and breathtaking mountain views, China opened my eyes to a place more culturally diverse than I ever expected. Choosing China was the greatest choice I have ever made, having found a place my heart could call its second home.

Lydia Stellwag
Chasing China: Language and Life in the Far East
Summer 2014

Studying abroad in China offers an opportunity to experience a culture that is vastly different from American culture. This amazing experience is something that can never be forgotten and will allow you to grow and find things about yourself you never knew before.

Corey Stringer

Chasing China: Language and Life in the Far East

Summer 2014

Studying abroad is one of the most crucial learning experiences you can ever be a part of. Not only will you learn about the culture of another country, but you will learn something important about yourself that will enable you to return to UNCW even better prepared than before to soar into the future.

Japan

Nicole Corso

Western Japan Consortium, Osaka Kyoiku Univ.

Academic Year 13-14

Because the option for studying Japanese is limited at UNCW (only 4 classes) it is such an amazing way to continue learning the language to a proficient level. In addition, the history, beauty, and culture of Japan is absolutely stunning, and just to be able study around and in it is an irreplaceable opportunity.

Brad Hays

Japanese Study Abroad

Summer 2014

It is such an incredible experience to learn about a completely different culture like that of Japan. Immersing myself there also allowed me to advance my Japanese language skills much more than I could have at home. If you would like to learn Japanese, you should absolutely study abroad!

Jennifer Madden

Japanese Study Abroad

Summer 2014

Japan is a great place to see history and the modern world side by side. There are so many small temples and shrines to discover, as well as tons of food and shopping! Rich in culture and tradition, Japan is a beautiful place to explore and expose yourself to new experiences.

Thailand

Xavier Ava Hart

Cultural Tourism and Transport Tourism

Summer 2014

Thailand provided the epitome of a culture shock for me, in every form of the word. This gave me perfect insight as to what it is like to be a complete stranger in a whole new world, and will be the best hands on experience for any student, anywhere.

Emily Soukhaphon

Recreation Sports Leadership and Tourism Management

Summer 2014

Thailand is a country with a largely diverse culture. During my time there, I not only learned about my courses of study, but I grew personally from the experiences that I had and the people I met. It changed my perspective on the world and I'm glad that I am now more culturally aware.

Michael Yau

Cultural Tourism and Transport Tourism

Summer 2014

Studying abroad provides a student the opportunity to discover the differences and similarities of other people in our global community, allowing for an expanded view of society.

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EUROPE

Czech Republic

Karla Berrios
Masaryk Univ.
Spring 2013
During my semester in the Czech Republic I had the opportunity to take most of my courses in Central European studies. Since I am a history major, it was a fascinating experience to learn about the extensive regional history from the perspective of professors and students from the region itself. I also got to make friends from over 40 different countries and travel all over Europe.

Finland

Maija Syrjanen
Univ. of Oulu
Spring 14
Finland is known for it's high quality education. Finland is also a country of thousands of lakes, Lapland wilderness and high technology cities such as Oulu. The University of Oulu has an excellent reputation and it is often ranked among the top international universities in the world.
Anthony Wilbanks
Univ. of Oulu
Academic Year 13-14
Finland is absolutely beautiful in the winter time. Everything is covered in fluffy snow. Also, the culture in Finland is unlike anything else. To be able to get a view on world issues from another perspective is life-enriching because it allows one to change their strain of thought to a more worldly sense rather than a single, idealistic view based on culture alone.

France

Katherine Bellus
Summer on the Mediterranean
Summer 2013
Studying abroad in Marseille, France was everything that I expected it to be and more. It was a life changing experience, not only was I able to experience the French culture and language, but I was able to grow as a person and open my eyes to what else the world has to offer. Being able to adapt into a completely new culture and enjoying all of the field trips and activities that were planned during the trip was such an amazing thing to experience. I would highly recommend it
Brynn Clark
Summer on the Mediterranean
Summer 2014
You should study abroad in Marseille, France because it's on the Mediterranean Sea with the most beautiful water and it's sunny about 350 days of the year. On this trip you'll share a hotel with people who will hopefully become 40+ of your best friends who experience a once in a life time opportunity with you.
Hannah Edgerly
KEDGE
Fall 2014
Do you want to challenge yourself? If so, this is the country for you. This is the time in your life to experience the world and learn as much as possible about different cultures. Soak in a new lifestyle and meet people you will never forget!
Abby Forcum
Abby Forcum
KEDGE
Spring 2014
You will make some of the best memories of your life, make some of the strongest friendships you've ever had, and grow significantly towards the people you want to become.
Sophia Gray Sophia Gray
KEDGE
Spring 2014
Marseille is such a culturally diverse city that offers unique experiences that help you grow as a person.
Morgan Green
Morgan Green
KEDGE
Spring 2014
Studying abroad in Marseille, France gave me a once in a lifetime experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I have learned from all of my travels abroad in ways that I never expected and have truly become a better person with a more global mindset.
Annie Phan
Summer on the Mediterranean
Spring 2014
Everything about this program offers you a chance to fully immerse yourself in an environment so different from any that you could experience in America and allows you to make some of the most remarkable memories with fifty other students. The food, the language, the people, everything is locally, authentically French.
Courtney Thaxton
Summer on the Mediterranean
Summer 2013
In my opinion, the Summer in Marseille program is one of the best abroad trips UNCW has to offer! You get to visit the Mediterranean coast in the middle of summer, travel around Europe with 50 of UNCW's most amazing students, and your abroad school has students who help guide you through your whole journey while you are in France. This trip is short enough to not scare you away, but long enough to change your life.
Samantha White
Summer on the Mediterranean
Summer 2013
Studying in Spain was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only did I improve my Spanish, but I also was given the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of new cultural experiences while abroad. I would recommend that all students take the time to step out of tourist zones on their study abroad trips and really take the time to get to know a little about the culture and history of the place they are studying abroad.
Andraya Zelle
Summer on the Mediterranean
Summer 2012
Marseille allows you to witness the everyday lives of the people who live there. Never did I feel uncomfortable there, it became my home. I always looked forward to returning after a weekend trip.

Germany

Nicholas Alphin
Business in Bremen, Germany
Spring 2014
Bremen is located in Northwest Germany and is home to some of the best seafood in Europe, home of Beck's beer, filled with historical significance and located in close proximity to many major cities. Although located in the smallest state of Germany, this home of 250,000 residents is booming with a thriving art and musical community.
Connor Belicic
Hochschule Bremen
Spring 2013
During my semester in Bremen, I learned a lot about myself and what it takes to be open minded towards new situations. I also got to be a part of a unique community that's centered around core values of friendliness, safety and social gatherings.
Imke Froehling
Hochschule Bremen
Academic Year 2014
Do it! Just take that step (outside your comfort zone) and you won't be disappointed. The experiences you'll have, the people you'll meet, and the places you'll see will exceed all your expectations.
Joseph Martin
Freie Univ. Berlin
Spring 2014
Berlin is, by far, one of the most interesting European cities. It’s so large and has so much history and emotion within itself that you could spend years here and still find something new to experience. It is also so multicultural that you may not even feel that you're in Germany in some areas. Berlin has a little piece of every culture within it.
Jessie Mumpower
Hochschule Bremen
Spring 2014
Germany is a country rich in culture and full of friendly people. It's also centralized in Europe, giving you many travel opportunities and due to its blossoming economy, can provide many job or internship opportunities. Once you go to Germany it never leaves your heart.
Ariel Murray
Hochschule Bremen
Summer 2014
You should study abroad in Bremen, Germany because it is the best place to perfect your German and learn about the rich and amazing culture that exists there. From the Schlachte to Domsheide, the Hochschule Bremen is centrally located to everything that makes Germany beautiful; there will never be a dull moment!
Cierra Ray
Hochschule Bremen
Summer 2014
You should study abroad in Bremen, Germany because you will not find a friendlier town with a large population of students and activities. Bremen is centrally located in Europe that makes travel to other places across Europe very easy. The host school and students make sure you have the best and most fulfilling experience during your time in Bremen.
Theresa Roling
Hochschule Bremen
Academic Year 2014
The country is located in the centre of Europe which opens up a lot of opportunities regarding traveling and getting to know other countries around Germany. Also the entire public transport system offers a lot of fast and cheap/affordable traveling all around the country and across borders. The German culture is also very interesting and the country has a rich diversity even though it's not especially large.

Greece

Jordan Gossett
American College of Greece, AIFS
Fall 2014
Studying abroad in Greece completely changed my life. I was able to visit some of the oldest civilizations in the world along with the most breath-taking islands the Mediterranean has to offer. Greece is not a typical study abroad destination, but it certainly changed my world view for the better, and gave me the most amazing summer ever.

Ireland

Sam Athey

Samantha Athey
National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth
Spring 2013
Studying in Maynooth, Ireland for the Spring was amazing because not only did I get to explore Ireland, but also other parts of Europe - I took advantage of every vacation I had! Ireland was also great because the people were warm and welcoming, I got to take all my classes in English, and, most importantly, have a lot of fun!

Carolina Burkhalter

Caroline Burkhalter
National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth
Spring 2014
Studying in Ireland is a great opportunity for students who may not be proficient in a language other than English. The Irish culture is fascinating, warm, and welcoming. The country is absolutely beautiful and easy to travel! I loved being in the adorable town of Maynooth where everything became a home away from home, yet I was only a bus or train ride away from the excitement of Dublin!
Heather Slice
Heather Slice
Univ. of Limerick
Summer 2012
Ireland is a great place to study abroad if you are not proficient in another language but are interested in being immersed in another culture. It is similar enough to the U.S. in many ways, but it is also very different in others.

Italy

Katelyn Cochrane
Katelyn Cochrane
American Univ. of Rome
Fall 2013
Studying abroad in Rome Italy was the most amazing experience of my life. ISA planned great trips all over Italy, which allowed me to really make Italy feel like home. In addition to seeing Italy, Rome's central location in Europe allowed for great access to many other European countries. I fell in love with Italy and am completely confident that anyone else who chooses to study here would also fall in love with the beauty and history that is Italy.
Anna Fergione
Anna Marie Fergione
Richmond in Rome
Spring 2014
Studying abroad in Italy was an incredible and unbeatable life-changing experience.

Laura Gregory

Laura Gregory
American Univ. of Rome
Summer 2014
Italy teaches you how truly beautiful the world is, as well as how rich life is. The Italians' true passion for the beautiful things in life, even the simple things, shows up in every aspect of their culture and will enrich and change your life.

Samantha Meo

Samantha Meo
Richmond in Rome
Spring 2014
AIFS has multiple museum tours, cooking classes, wine tasting classes, along with many other excursions and activities to do almost every day of the week with experts of the area. These trips and activities are incredible, but the caring professors and staff make your time abroad feel like you are welcome and at home.

Spain

Karli Baker
Karli Baker

Univ. Complutense de Madrid

Spring 2014
Studying in Madrid was the best time of my life. It changed the way I look at many things. Traveling will teach you so much that you would have never learned otherwise. Madrid is also a wonderful city to practice and learn Spanish.
Lauren Barkley
Lauren Barkley
Ubeda Spain
Summer 2013
Living with a host family in Ubeda, Spain for the summer was probably my favorite part of my experience. My Spanish improved so much in just a summer, plus I got to see a bunch of amazing sights in southern Spain.
Christian Brown
Christian Brown
Univ. of Valencia
Spring 2013
I became much more independent and comfortable with myself while studying abroad, something I'm sure fellow students who go to Spain will feel as well.

Katherine Culley

Katherine Culley
Univ. of Sevilla
Spring 2014
Sevilla is a wonderful city full of welcoming people, great food, beautiful scenery, and perfect weather! Your study abroad experience allows you to grow in all aspects of your life! It allows you to become more independent, more communicative in your Spanish, and more open-minded. I couldn't imagine studying and living in a better city!

Paige Danielson

Paige Danielson
Univ. Pompeu Fabra
Fall 2014
At the northern tip of Spain and right on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is the ideal place to immerse yourself into both Spanish and European culture. Barcelona has such a complex and colorful history; it's filled with culturally enriching, charming sights and experiences at every twist and turn of the city. There is truly no other place I would rather have gone.

Emogene deGrasse

Emogene deGrasse
Univ. de Malaga
Spring 2014
It is definitely intimidating going alone to another country, but I felt right at home with the beach ten minutes away, and the people made me feel welcome in a matter of minutes. From visiting different fortresses to attempting to learn how to Flamenco dance, the experience was beyond what I ever could have imagined.
Julia Duncan Julia Duncan
Summer food and culture in the mediterranean (Alicante and Naples)
Summer 2014
Through studying abroad in Alicante, Spain and Naples, Italy, I got to experience the true feeling of living in Spain and Italy. The cities are not as touristy as others, so I got to meet lots of local people and experience their traditional foods, festivities, and ways of life.
Madelyn Eudy Madelyn Eudy
Semester in Santander UNC Charlotte
Spring 2014
Santander, Spain has the best of all worlds: The mountains, the beach, and the city. If you are looking to reach a higher level of Spanish proficiency, this city is perfect due to the high population of native speakers. It is also an ideal location for traveling to other European countries: take a bus to France, ferry to England, and find cheap flights to Ireland, Italy, and Belgium.
Shannon Gallagher
Shannon Gallagher
Univ. de Sevilla
Spring 2013
Studying abroad in Sevilla gave me the best Spanish experience I could ask for. I improved my Spanish skills more than I could ask for and got to see so much of the local culture. Sevilla is the perfect sized city for studying abroad. I really got to know the city, but it was large enough that I never got bored.
Vanessa Ghofrani
Vanessa Ghofrani
Univ. of Huelva
Spring 2014
Huelva is a smaller city in Spain where you can really experience an authentic lifestyle, but remain within an hour and a half bus ride to Sevilla. In Huelva, you will really get the opportunity to speak and test your knowledge of Spanish, and improve your skills twofold. With the mild temperature year long and very few rainy days, Huelva is a great place to study, make friends, and remain within a 20 minute bus ride to the beach!
Hannah Goodman
Hannah Goodman
Ubeda Spain
Summer 2013
Studying abroad in Ubeda, Spain is the perfect opportunity to improve your Spanish, learn about Spanish and European culture, travel, and gain independence and global experience. Ubeda is ideal for studying Spanish because it is a small town with little influence from English culture, allowing students full exposure to the Spanish culture. At the same time, students are able to travel around Spain as a part of the pre-organized program during the weekends.
Tiffany Goodman Tiffany Goodman
Univ. de Valencia
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in Spain because of the welcoming, friendly atmosphere the country has to offer. Spain is filled with antique architecture, hospitable citizens and, for me, a lifetime of memories.
Clare Green
Clare Green
Univ. de Sevilla
Fall 2013
You should study abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain because not only are the spanish people the nicest and most generous people, but the ISA staff in Sevilla is extremely helpful, fun, and made my experience the best it could be. Studying abroad with this program in Spain made me fall in love with the spanish culture all while making me a more independent and open person. I am counting down the days until I get to go back to Sevilla!
Colette Haskins
Colette Haskins
Univ. of Valencia
Summer 2014
You should study abroad in Valencia, Spain because you will experience the life of the Spanish city coupled with the familiarity of UNCW students and faculty. Through this CSB program, you will receive credit in an authentic Spanish language and culture class, and a business class that counts toward all business majors. You will love Spain and want to travel all of Europe!
Madeleine Joynt
Madeleine Joynt
Univ. of Valencia
Summer 2014
A student who studies abroad in Valencia, Spain will never want to come back. The unbelievably welcoming culture within Spain makes adjusting fun and easy. The experiences you will have abroad are priceless and will be ones you remember for the rest of your life.
Hannah Krainiak
Hannah Krainiak
Univ. of Salamanca
Fall 2014
Spain is going to change your life! Not only does Salamanca have the one of the most pure forms of Spanish spoken, but also a great international student and historic atmosphere. I know that as long as I live, a piece of my heart will always remain in Salamanca.
Yong Li
Yong Li
Univ. of Valencia
Spring 2014
I studied in Valencia because it is the third biggest city in Spain and is located on the coast, making it the perfect size and location for me. English is scarcely spoken here, forcing you to practice and use your Spanish. There is always so much activity in the city center, Turia River, beach, and port that you won't ever find yourself bored.

Haley Macdonald

Haley Macdonald
Univ. of Huelva
Academic Year 13-14
Huelva is where to go if you want a real Spanish experience. The lack of tourism provides an environment where the true Spanish culture thrives.

Nicole Markowski

Nicole Markowski
Univ. of Granada
Spring 2013
Spain is an incredible country that is so diverse and culturally rich. There are many opportunities to travel and experience all that Spain has to offer. The people are all so friendly, they make you feel like a part of their culture.

Catherine ODonnel

Catherine O'Donnel
Univ. de Granada
Spring 2014
I highly recommend studying abroad in Granada, Spain because it has the best of both worlds. On one hand you have the aspect of city life, which provides you with continuous outlets to explore and experience new things. On the other hand you have the Alhambra, which is Spain's most visited cultural site, and it’s right in your backyard!

Sarah Odum

Sarah Odum
Univ. de Barcelona
Fall 2013
The experiences I've had abroad have shaped me into a new person with much more knowledge about the world. The perspectives that I have gained on life will guide me in every aspect of my future. Studying abroad expands your mind and exposes you to further corners of the world

Mallory Parke

Mallory Parke
Univ. of Valencia
Spring 2014
If you're concerned with learning Spanish while abroad, Valencia is an excellent choice because although it is a large city, it isn't very 'touristy' and provides a much more authentic experience for the student.

Kayla Paul

Kayla Paul
Univ. de Granada
Fall 2014
Granada is an awesome city to study abroad in. It's a smaller town, so its very easy to walk everywhere, and the people are beyond helpful and nice. It is two hours from the beach, and at the foot of the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountains. Immersing yourself in the city is the best way to learn Spanish!

Alvaro Sanchez

Alvaro Sanchez
Univ. de Huelva
Spring 2014
Studying abroad is a great opportunity to open your mind, experience new cultures, and make friends from countries all over the world.

Hillary Scott

Hillary Scott
Univ. de Sevilla
Spring 2014
Students should study abroad in Barcelona, Spain because it combines the hustle and bustle of a big city with a very warm and inviting culture. Spain is such a dynamic country and is very different that most other European countries because of the variance of language, culture, and cuisine from city to city.

Lyla Stanland

Lyla Stanland
Univ. of Sevilla
Fall 2013
You should study abroad in Sevilla because it is a beautiful city, with culture and history around every corner, perfect for any adventurer. The Cathedral, Real Alcazar, Plaza de Espana and La Giralda are just a few of the incredible sights that you will experience in Sevilla, not to mention, walk by every day on yoru way to class. Anyone looking to learn Spanish and the culture of Spain will be enthralled by the everlasting charm of what I feel is the most wonderful city in Spain

Alyssa Stern

Alyssa Stern
Univ. de Alicante
Spring 2014
Living in an extraordinary city by the beach with people who spoke a different language and had a different ways of life was definitely a life-changing experience. Alicante is a fantastic location to explore Spain, to learn Spanish culture and language, and of course indulge in some exceptional Paella.

Savannah Taylor

Savannah Taylor
Univ. of Sevilla
Summer 2014
Sevilla is the capital of Andalusian Spain and it was extremely easy to see why it earned that title through the beautiful European architecture, the unique history, the delicious food, the versatile provinces and the friendly people.

Emily Tellman

Emily Tellman
Univ. of Salamanca
Fall 2014
You should study abroad in Salamanca Spain because it is a gorgeous, historical, city with a small-town feel and one of the oldest universities in Europe. The Spanish of Salamanca is immaculate and students from all over the world flock to learn it. The social scene is surprisingly choice and there are countless opportunities to meet internationals and locals alike, making it the ideal college community.

Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson
Internacional Menendez Pelayo (UIMP)
Summer 2014
Not only is Spain a beautiful country, but the way the people live their lives is incredible. No one enjoys life quite like a Spaniard. And I have never experienced life quite like the way I did when I was embracing my inner Spaniard.

Nicole West

Nicole West
Ubeda Spain
Summer 2013
Most people know that Spain is a beautiful, historically significant country, but there's so much more to it than that. Úbeda was a small town with amazing people that helped me immerse myself in the language and culture, and all the traveling we did let us experience everything that Spain has to offer. I would definitely recommend this program to other UNCW students.

Kayla Work

Kayla Work
Ubeda Spain
Summer 2013
You should study abroad in Ubeda, Spain because it's not about just going to another country, it's much more than that. You will learn a different way of living while you are there. Ubeda is such a wonderful location because you will be fully immersed and will hardly ever hear any English which definitely made me a better Spanish speaker! I would encourage someone to just step out of their shell and just do it becuase it's such a rewarding opportunity

Natalie Wilkinson

Natalie Wilkinsons
Summer in Valencia, Spain
Summer 2014
Living in Spain, touring the cities, and staying with a host family, taught me more about the Spanish language, culture and customs, than I've learned during my whole Spanish career. I would encourage anyone who is passionate about a particular country, language or culture to truly immerse themselves in it. Studying abroad is definitely an awesome way to do so.

Jeffrey Winkle

Jeffrey Winkle
Univ. of Valencia
Spring 2014
It is a cultural experience that is once-in-a-lifetime, the lessons learned are priceless, and, by the end of your time there, Valencia becomes like a second home.

Ashley Wood

Ashley Wood
Ubeda Spain
Summer 2013
I would encourage anyone to study abroad in Ubeda, Spain, because the town is the perfect host city. It is small enough to easily focus on your studies while also making it simple to meet and interact with other Spanish students. The people are welcoming and friendly, and the town, in combination with your host family, makes returning to Ubeda after a weekend visit to a much larger city seem like coming home. I will always have a second home in Ubeda.

Kelsey Yokovich

Kelsey Yokovich
Ubeda Spain
Summer 2014
Rich in both culture and history, studying abroad in Spain opens your eyes to a different way of living. The Spanish people are extremely warm-hearted, lively, carefree and welcoming to new people in their country. Living here pushed me outside of my comfort zone, but in doing so, allowed me to immensely improve my Spanish, make life-long connections with my Spanish family and friends, travel to beautiful cities, and expand my view on what was an unfamiliar part of the world to me. I cannot wait until the day I can go back to Spain!

Sweden

Morgan Chappuis

Morgan Chappuis
Jonkoping Univ.
Fall 2014
You should study abroad in Sweden because not only will you have the chance to kiss a moose (seriously!), but you can also see so much of the country with such ease. And believe me when I say Sweden is beautiful - every day it looks like a postcard.

Matilda Haeggblom

Matilda Haeggblom
Jonkoping Univ.
Spring 2014
If you want a really cool experience in a country that is nothing like America, you should study at theUniversity of Jonkoping, Sweden!. Go see the northern lights in the beautiful north, pat a moose, or visit Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. You will never regret studying in Sweden, I can promise you that!

Kyle Michalak

Kyle Michalak
Univ. of Gothenburg
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in Sweden because of the immense amount of freedom and kindness there. The people are very willing to help each other. Everyone I met was very happy and excited to be doing what they do and seemed to enjoy life in ways that I almost had forgotten existed. It’s a very different feeling from the United States, but it still feels like home in a way.

United Kingdom- England

Elizabeth Bernardo

Elizabeth Bernardo
Wentworth Fellows- UK -England
Summer 2014
Studying abroad with the Wentworth Fellowship is an amazing opportunity because you get to mold your own learning experience.

Amber Blackton

Amber Blackton
Univ. of Plymouth
Fall, Spring 2012
As an elementary ed major, studying in Plymouth was a great experience. I got the chance to work in a Primary School there where I saw the differences in the educational systems and how open and accepting they were. I loved my university courses, and was able to learn so much not only about the local culture, but about myself.

Mallory Blackwood

Mallory Blackwood
University College London
Spring 2014
University College London is great because it is just a short walk away from all the most famous parts of London. Additionally, it offers some unique educational opportunities. You can work in a cool lab, get your hands on some unusual specimens and boost your resume all while living in the heart of London.

Louise Carter

Louise Carter
Univ. of Roehampton
Spring 2014
The U.K is a beautiful, historical and diverse country where there is plenty to see and do. Not only do you have London (one of the most exciting cities in the world!) but a whole host of amazing places you can explore like York and Edinburgh that are all easily accessible by train or coach.

Caroline Collins

Caroline Collins
Univ. of Hertfordshire- Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2014
Studying abroad with the UNCW Cameron School of Business London Program provides you with the chance to study abroad anytime between your freshman and senior year since you're able to take major requirement classes, unlike other programs. This program also gives you a chance to meet other UNCW students in the business program who could become your close friends and provide lifelong memories you won't forget.

Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper
Univ. of Hertfordshire- Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2014
Studying abroad in Europe is an experience that I will never forget. I have so many fond memories that will stay with me for as long as I live - from eating crepes in front of the Eiffel Tower, exploring Dublin, Ireland by double decker bus, to viewing London from the top of the London Eye, I obtained a better understanding of cultures other than my own.
kellydahlheimer
Roehampton Univ.
Fall 2012
Studying at Roehampton was awesome because it was so easy and to travel to locations all over Europe. While abroad I went to eight countries on weekend trips. My university was also unique because it is the only campus university in London, which makes it feel a bit more like home (UNCW).
Victoria Ebel
Univ. of Hertfordshire
Summer 2014
The University of Hertfordshire is just a quick train ride from one of the most exciting cities in Europe. London has so many things to offer, from the historical to the modern, and is filled with really amazing opportunities. It's also a great travel point to many European countries, allowing you to study abroad within your study abroad.

Nicole Fitzer

Nicole Fitzer
Univ. of Hertfordshire
Spring 2014
Studying abroad in England was the best of both worlds for me. Not being bilingual, going to an English speaking country appealed to me.. The travel, sights and experiences are unforgettable, not to mention the life long relationships I formed with my flatmates.
Alison Ford
University of Hertfordshire
Spring 2014

The UK has so much to offer. The location makes it easy to travel to the rest of Europe. England is a beautiful, culture-rich country. Hertfordshire was vital in making my experience abroad wonderful and fun!

Lauren Gurganus

Lauren Gurganus
Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2013
England definitely offers the best of both worlds: You get to have the foreign country experience by adapting to the transportation, foods, and lifestyle of the people, all while feeling like you're not so far away from home. If anyone were to ask me why they should study abroad, my answer would be this: it's the kind of experience that will change your life forever!

Allison Huggins

Allison Huggins
Keele University
Academic Year 2013-2014
The culture. The people. The place. I lived in the heart of the English countryside with a view of rolling hills and buildings reminiscent of Hogwarts and Arthurian fairytales. Keele will change your perspective on everything--a perfect mix of adventure and solitude--and give you an opportunity to find yourself.

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones
Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2014
Studying abroad is one of the best decisions a student can make while attending UNCW. Not only do you have the opportunity to explore various countries, but you're also earning university credits toward your degree. There is a program for anyone and everyone out there so be open to trying something new and get ready for an experience of a lifetime!

Aaron Kohrs

Aaron Kohrs
Univ. of Plymouth
Academic Year 13-14
I picked Plymouth University because of the traveling potential it offered - ferries to France, boats to Ireland, trains to Scotland and Wales, and it's only a quick flight to anywhere in Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. Plymouth is, academically, rising fast in the UK, and I am happy to say I was a part of an academic achievement in a beatiful English port city!
kierstenlamb
Roehampton Univ.
Fall 2012
London is one of the most culturally enriching cities in the world. There really is something for everyone. From museums, tourist attractions, the theatre, nightlife, and dining, you really can experience it all.

Kristin Laughon

Kristin Laughon
Univ. of Hertfordshire
Spring 2013
Hertfordshire provided everything I could have possibly wanted in a study abroad program. Living on campus allowed me to meet new people and create a sort of family with them throughout the semester. Not to mention there is an awesome fitness center, restaurants, pubs and even places to go out at night - all within walking distance. To get to the heart of London, it was an easy 15 minute train ride to King's Cross. Hertfordshire provided not only a semester I will never forget, but helped connect friendships that will last forever.

Corinne Lawler

Corinne Lawler
Keele Univ.
Fall 2014
Keele University is located right in the center of England, making it easy to travel anywhere in the UK or Europe! After a weekend of traveling, Keele's incredibly beautiful campus was perfect to come home to.

Stephanie Litman

Stephanie Litman
Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2013
England was incredible! It was an interesting country to visit with such a rich history. There were many different places to explore.

Anna Maldonado

Anna Maldonado
Kingston Summer School
Summer 2014
Studying abroad in the U.K. gives you the chance to see sights you've seen a million times on television and in movies, like Big Ben and Stonehenge. You'll make amazing friends, experience something unlike anything you've ever done before, and have memories that will last a lifetime.

Abigail Moody

Abigail Moody
Keele Univ.
Fall 2013
Keele University captures England's lively spirit! You will get to meet people from all over the world and of course British folks as well. By immersing yourself in this new culture you get to experience so many new things. Plus, you will get to travel all over Europe while living in England. I have made life-long friends and everlasting memories

Brittany Morgan

Brittany Morgan
Univ. of Hertfordshire- Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2014
I think London was the best location for me because I wasn't in a country with a completely different culture where I would feel totally out of place, but there were enough differences to give me a great learning experience and something to talk about.

Grace Murkowski

Grace Murkowski
Roehampton Univ.
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in London because you get to experience things that most people don't ever get the privilege to experience. You get to travel the world, meet new amazing people, and learn things about the world and yourself you would never know had you not left your country and your comfort zone.

Lily Nikolas

Lily Nikolas
Roehampton Univ.
Fall 2014
Roehampton offers the best of both worlds; campus life provides you with vast opportunities to meet new people and get involved in the various athletics and societies. All the while, you're a short train ride away from the heart of London, where you can experience all that the city has to offer - dining, nightlife, museums, the theatre, and landmark attractions.
Courtney Penezic
Courtney Penezic
Univ. of Hertfordshire
Spring 2014
Students should study abroad in England because London is one of the best cities in the world. The people are friendly, and even though it’s an English speaking country, you hear different accents and see different cultures every day.

Meghan Potter

Meghan Potter
Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2013
My summer at the Uni. of Hertfordshire was amazing - exploring London with a group is one of the most exciting experiences I've ever had. Whether we were finding a place to enjoy dinner, or going to Buckingham Palace the day after the royal baby was born, navigating the area was very enriching. Being without a parent in a far away country is an experience not many have encountered yet. With study abroad, any student has the chance to travel to a place they have never been. The freedom to do whatever you want is in your hands!

Shelby Pounds

Shelby Pounds
Univ. of Plymouth
Academic Year 2013
Studying at Plymouth University was great because I got to live right on the coast in a city that is easy to get around by foot. Spending an entire year abroad gave me the chance to become closer with the local people than I ever though possible - it was unforgettable and so much fun!

Jordan Rice

Jordan Rice
Roehampton Univ.
Spring 2014
London was truly the most beautiful city I've ever been to. You'll never get bored as there's constantly a new event going on or a new part of the city to explore. Additionally some of the people you meet will be the best you'll meet in your life - I consider some of the people I met in London to be my very best friends.

Samantha Rouse

Samantha Rouse
Roehampton Univ.
Summer 2013
Roehampton is a fairly small university; which gives students the ability to get involved in close-knit societies and groups. You will also be given the opportunity to join the Social Program, which is student led and includes excursions to many famous, as well as unfamiliar locations around the United Kingdom. Due to the diversity of the student and professor population on-campus, class discussions will help you learn about many different cultures and points-of-view.
Erin Spilman
Erin Spilman
Univ. of Hertfordshire
Spring 2014

Studying abroad was the best decision I've made thus far in my life. I made the most amazing friends while taking in many different cultures and languages. I was able to see breathtaking sites and I learned so much about myself and the world.

Ashley Tomasula
Ashley Tomasula
Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2014

I loved studying abroad in England because it was a very good transition into going to a different culture yet not having to worry about a foreign language. Plus, England is also very close to so many countries in Europe, so it very easy to do small trips to many very different cities and countries!

Leah Anne Wharton
Leah Anne Wharton
Univ. of Roehampton
Spring 2014

Roehampton is a prime area to visit. With top notch public transport, 3 easily reachable airports and extremely cheap bus fairs students who chose to study at Roehampton will be able to explore not only London but England and the rest of Europe on a budget. Living in London broadens your horizons and gives you so many opportunities to undertake activities that you might not receive if you did not study abroad.

Christine Whitley
Christine Whitley
Univ. of Hertfordshire
Spring 2014

I would encourage others to study abroad by simply reminding them that this is the one time where you can put your life on hold and travel the world. It may be difficult to leave your family and friends at home, but it is an experience that you will never get back and something that you will cherish for a lifetime. You will not only make unforgettable memories, but you will also gain knowledge and confidence that you will carry with you as you move forward in life.

United Kingdom- Scotland

Chris Cantrell

Christopher Cantrell
Univ. of Stirling
Fall, Spring 2012
Because I lived in Scotland, I found myself always mesmerized by the landscape and history of the country. It was an amazing experience that really expanded my knowledge of the deep history of the country, as well as allowing me to see the splendor that the country had to offer. I think Scotland is the perfect place for someone who wants to explore, but isn't quite sure where to go or what they would want to do.

Luke Holsclaw

Luke Holsclaw
Univ. of Stirling
Fall 2014
I would recommend the University of Stirling because of the social atmosphere and rich countryside. The school is not very large, but is located in one of Scotland's seven cities so there will always be plenty to do with new friends. Also, you won't find a more beautiful campus; adventures are waiting just outside.

Caleb Stewart

Caleb Stewart
Univ. of Stirling
Summer 2013
Scotland is, without a doubt, the single most beautiful place I have witnessed in this world. Surrounded by fascinating history that draws back centuries upon centuries, you can simultaneously immerse yourself in all the modern pursuits of both science and arts. And, while it's surely foreign and new to an American student, there is an undoubtable feeling of being at home among its hills, lochs, castles, and ancient cities.

United Kingdom- Wales

Mariana De Lara

Mariana De Lara
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
Studying is Wales is great because it gives you an international feel without you having to learn another language. Additionally, you will be in a prime location to travel to well-known cities like London, Paris, and Dublin, while still getting a small-community experience when you're not travelling.

Caroline Demmitt

Caroline Demmitt
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
Between the happy, sweet Welsh people and the stunning, sheep-covered rolling green hills overlooking the sea, Swansea is the perfect place to study abroad where you'll have an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Danielle Gaal

Danielle Gaal
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
Studying in Swansea reaps all the benefits of studying abroad without the language barrier. You will absolutely fall in love with the Welsh culture and the gorgeous scenery you'll be surrounded by upon arrival. And to top it all off, due to the location, the rest of Europe is right at your fingertips waiting to be explored.

Kierston Geary

Kierstin Geary
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in Swansea because it is an experience unlike any other. You will be placed in housing with authentic Welsh people instead of fellow Americans. This helped me learn about the culture, and proved to be why I enjoyed this program so much. I still keep in touch with my flatmates!

Megan Giedraitis

Megan Giedraitis
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
Swansea was like home for me. There were so many opportunities to grow, but there was also an incredible sense of community and friendship. It was a great experience living and learning in this lovely city and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Brian Gottwalt

Brian Gottwalt
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in Swansea, Wales because studying there offers the most complete study abroad experience you can possibly get. The city is authentically Welsh and gives you a true, unaltered view of what Welsh culture really is. Also, with Europe right on the doorstep, studying in Wales empowers and enables you to tap into countless other cultural vistas that would normally be too far away.

Brittany Hayes

Brittany Hayes
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2013
Wales is a beautiful place that has everything you would want in a study abroad destination. It's small size allows you to get the total experience of Welsh culture and beauty. It can be truly inspiring.

Natalie Hunter

Natalie Hunter
Swansea Univ.
Fall 2014
Swansea is a city with great beaches, but also legendary mountains (Breacon Beacons) with amazing hiking and beautiful cliffs on the coast (The Gower Peninsula) that will take your breath away. I had the time of my life at Swansea and was able to travel to 5 different countries while studying there because of how close it is to so many other countries.

Kristen Maiden

Kristen Maiden
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
If you want to study abroad without knowing a foreign language, Wales is the best place to go. The culture is different compared to home, you have great opportunities to travel, plus other UNCW students will go, along with a UNCW professor. This makes for a great experience without compromising your (or your parents') comfort-level.

Karalynn Milley

Karalynn Milley
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in Wales because it is by far the most beautiful place I've ever seen. The city of Swansea is lively and there's always something fun and new to do. Plus, the easily accessible bus and train system makes traveling to other amazing places incredibly easy!

Julia Reid Myers

Julia Reid Myers
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
Swansea University surpassed my study abroad expectations by far, with a great city, beautiful coastline, and a vast amount of travel opportunities. I was able to immerse myself in the Welsh culture, and made many good friends throughout my stay I continue to keep in touch with. But most importantly, by studying abroad in Swansea and stepping out of my comfort zone, I learned a lot about myself.

Olivia Sadler

Olivia Sadler
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
You should study abroad because it gives you the ability to gain independence and confidence by taking you out of your comfort zone. You will come back with a stronger sense of your own abilities that will enrich both your academic and personal life.

Mollie Selfridge

Mollie Selfridge
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2013
Swansea University was the perfect fit for me; the city and school were not too big, but not too small either. Students there definitely have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world due to their great international program! This location also has plentiful natural beauty with hiking trails and beaches, as well as a fun city life.

Michel Shackelford

Michel Shackelford
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in Swansea because the time that you spend there will make you fall in love with the extraordinary Welsh and English people and the natural beauty and fun that Swansea offers.

Roxy Simons

Roxy Leigh Simons
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2013
Swansea, Wales was the perfect place for me to study abroad because it introduced me to a new culture and language; however, everyone also spoke English, so I didn't feel completely lost. Swansea is surrounded by both scenic mountains and a beautiful beach, and is also located in a way that makes traveling to other countries so easy! Swansea truly is a home away from home.

Lisa Stiles

Lisa Stiles
Swansea Univ.
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in Swansea Wales because it was truly an experience that one would cherish and remember for life. The people you meet will be friends that will last a lifetime and the memories made will be some of the most amazing times of your life.

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Australia

Chelsea Black
Chelsea Black
James Cook Univ.
Fall 2014

Studying abroad is a priceless experience no matter where you choose to go; studying abroad in Australia is great for Marine Biology or Biology majors because you have the opportunity to take your knowledge outside of the classroom and do hands-on activities such as research on the Great Barrier Reef - you just won't get this amazing opportunity anywhere else.

Mary Densmore
Mary Densmore
Univ. of Wollongong
Spring 2014

Australia is a beautiful country where the people are friendly, diverse, and fun. Everywhere I went I met people from all over the world because Australia is such a multicultural society.

Adrienne Kaplan

Adrienne Kaplan
Curtin Univ. of Technology
Spring 2014
Perth is an amazing city in Western Australia. It is modern, eclectic, and has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. There really is something for everyone, whether it's upscale nightlife or surfing. Plus being in WA gives you an opportunity to explore some of the most amazing places in the world, such as Ningaloo Reef where you can swim with whale sharks, or just a short 3 hour plane ride to Bali, Indonesia! Going to Perth was one of the best decisions I ever made, the west coast Aussies make you feel right at home, and the experiences you have there will be unforgettable!

Matthew LaGanke

Matthew LaGanke
James Cook Univ.
Spring 2014
Waking up every morning, breathing in the distinct smell of the opposite side of the world, and realizing you are on the opposite side of the world is an incredible, thrilling experience and it never gets old. Also, JCU -- Townsville is the top marine biology school in the world, where you learn from the highest echelon of researchers and teachers that dedicate their lives to bringing you up to date with the current status of research going on around the world.

Mary Jane Lyonnais

Mary Jane Lyonnais
Univ. of Canberra
Spring 2014
I would study abroad in Australia because it is beautiful and the people are friendly.

Erica Malpass

Erica Malpass
Univ. of Canberra
Spring 2013
In picking Canberra as your study abroad location, you will live in the wonderful capital of Australia and be able to enjoy a city feel, while still achieving a country life. It may not be located in the tropics of Australia, but Canberra is the perfect place to visit in order to learn about the rich history of Australia, and make friendships to last a lifetime. I couldn't have picked a better place to have my life changing experience.

Annabel Maschal

Annabel Maschal
Univ. of Wollongong
Spring 2014
Studying abroad at the University of Wollongong was great because there is such a strong since of sincerity and love in the community. By traveling to another country, you have so much independence and freedom; it's easy to really find yourself and grow.

Joel Mauldin

Joel Mauldin
Univ. of Western Sydney
Spring 2014

If you choose to study in Australia, you will see things that very few people in the United States have the opportunity to see. Diving the Great Barrier Reef, visiting New Zealand, and hanging out at the opera house are just some of the things you'll have to choose from. Not to mention Australians are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Shannon McCabe

Shannon McCabe
Univ. of Western Sydney
Spring 2014
Studying abroad in Australia is an amazing choice because not only is the country unbelievably breathtaking, but the people are welcoming and continuously willing to lend a helping hand. I had the ability to meet other students from countries around the globe, learning their culture and daily ways of life. Australia also gave me the opportunity to travel around New Zealand, which was another amazing experience all in itself.

Kaylee Moore

Kaylee Moore
James Cook Univ.
Fall 2014
Australia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world! From visiting the iconic Sydney Opera House, diving the Great Barrier Reef, to walking through the diverse rain forests, there are endless possibilities for adventure and excitement. Australia is an incredible place with interesting people where you are certain to have the time of your life!

Callie Nasholds

Callie Nasholds
James Cook Univ.
Academic Year 13-14
You should study abroad in Australia because it is the most unique country in the world. Australia truly has something for everyone!

Tara Odams

Tara Odams
Australia: A Comparative Study of Culture
Summer 2013
Australia has the most unique and beautiful scenery and wildlife - it just can't be seen anywhere else. Australia opened my eyes to a whole new culture and landscape.

Jennifer Patetta

Jennifer Patetta
Charles Sturt Univ.
Spring 2014
The experiences you will have and the people you will meet will stay with you for a life time, and it is a good time to check those crazy items off of your bucket list, like scuba diving on The Great Barrier Reef or swimming with whale sharks. Everyone should experience what it feels like to live abroad and what other countries have to offer.

Amanda Pearman

Amanda Pearman
Charles Sturt Univ.
Fall 2013
Charles Sturt University is in Wagga Wagga, an area of Australia that allows you to really experience the culture and people. It is located right in the middle of Sydney and Melbourne, two of the must-visit places in AU. The faculty and classmates are so welcoming and love internationals, you feel right at home.

McKenzie Randall

McKenzie Randall
Australia: A Comparative Study of Culture
Summer 2013
Australia is the most beautiful place I have ever visited. It is a dynamic country with extremely friendly people and a safe atmosphere. It is great for someone who wants to go abroad but may not be ready to take on a foreign language speaking country

Eloise Ribeny

Eloise Ribeny
Univ. of Canberra
Spring 2014
For those who prefer the busy city life, Sydney and Melbourne have so much to offer whereas a smaller city such as Canberra suits those who favour a more relaxed style of travel. To make the massive journey to Australia is something extraordinary, but once you arrive, there is so much to see and do that will stay with you forever.

Oceann Stanley

Oceann Stanley
Australia: A Comparative Study of Culture
Summer 2013
Australia is a beautiful country full of rich history, similar to our own, but it's interesting to see how cultures so similar can have so many differences. Their wildlife and landscapes are breathtaking. I promise it's worth it.

Samantha Sutzko

Samantha Sutzko
Curtin Univ. of Technology
Fall 2013
Perth, Australia is an absolutely beautiful mix of beach and city life. When in Perth- even though they say it is the most isolated city in Australia- there is access to other amazing cities along the coast of Australia and other countries, such as Indonesia or Thailand, which were also a blast to visit! Everyone there, including other foreign exchange students, were so welcoming and excited to meet new people. The native Australians just took you under their wings and it was the most amazing experience I could have asked for.

Lauren Waters

Lauren Waters
Univ. of Newcastle
Spring 2013
The University of Newcastle located in Newcastle, Australia is an amazing choice for anyone looking for access to a great education in the midst of a beautiful country full of adventures waiting to be had! UoN is extremely welcoming to International students, and the campus is set up on a gorgeous jungle-like reserve. The city of Newcastle allows access to some of the most amazing travel experiences that Australia has to offer! From the wine tours of the Hunter Valley, to the scenic drive of the Great Ocean Road, the unparalleled diversity of the Great Barrier Reef, and the stunning sights of the Sydney Harbor, you won't want to leave the land down under!

Camila Wells

Camila Wells
James Cook Univ.
Spring 2013
Australia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and rain forests in the world. There is so much to see and learn about in this new country that you will find yourself wanting to stay even longer, as I did. Australia is perfect for people who want to study abroad in an English-speaking country because it's familiar enough to feel comfortable, yet different enough that you will learn something new every day and make enough memories to last a lifetime.

Sarah Patrice Wolfe

Sarah Patrice Wolfe
James Cook Univ.
Fall 2014
My experience in Australia has changed my life. Living on the other side of the world I was able to visit iconic locations and expand my cultural knowledge. As a marine biology major Australia is a prime destination because you get to learn about the Great Barrier Reef while on the reef. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

New Zealand

Christian Cook

Christian Cook
Univ. of Waikato
Spring 2013
Travelling to a country approximately 8,400 miles away, I had to leave my comfort zone, my friends, and my family behind to enter a whole new world of experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life. From jumping off cable cars into canyons, snowboarding on active volcanoes, surfing amazing waves on deserted beaches, and road tripping across an incredibly welcoming country, my time in New Zealand is something I'll never forget.

 Multi-Country

Kelsey Dawson
Recreation, Sports Leadership & Tourism Management
Summer 2014
The Recreation, Sports Leadership, & Tourism Management study abroad program in Germany and Austria is truly an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like no other. From different food and languages, to different recreational habits, my eyes were opened to an entire new culture and lifestyle.

Erica Delaney

Erica Delaney
Semester at Sea
Spring 2013

Semester at sea widens your global perspective like none other. This experience allows you to see first-hand accounts of multiple cultures while getting to know places for what they offer rather than what a textbook has to tell you.

Carolina Hurtado-Hoyos

Carolina Hurtado-Hoyos
From Danger Zone to Blue Zone
Summer 2014

If you're searching for an influential program that will motivate and enlighten you on the purpose of life, address your nutritional considerations, highlight social and community wellness, this constructive program is ideal for your education and growth as a health professional.

Simone Isham

Simone Isham
Art & Philosophy in Florence & Paris
Summer 2013
Studying abroad is a life-changing experience that anyone who has the opportunity to take should. It broadens your perspective on life and provides you with insight into other cultures. You will never regret going; I think you will only regret not going.

Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson
Art & Philosophy in Florence & Paris
Summer 2014
Florence and Paris are two of the most beautiful cities in the world. Having the opportunity to fully immerse myself into their cultures helped to not only broaden my perspective, but make me a more well-rounded individual. Studying abroad, in my book, is something everyone needs to experience.

Chanta-Kaitlin Lopez

Chanta-Kaitlin Lopez
Semester at Sea
Fall 2014
Semester at Sea is such a unique program in that it takes you to a variety of countries and you are able to experience so many different cultures. The relationships formed on the ship of SAS are amazing because you are living with, eating with, going to class with, and more with not only all of your classmates, but also your teachers, deans, and even some families, which forms a wonderful community.

Alexandra Patton

Alexandra Patton
Summer Comparative Public Health Systems, Amsterdam & London
Summer 2014
Studying abroad isn't just about taking a class to fulfill a university requirement; it's about cultural immersion and really recognizing and appreciating the differences between the culture that we are accustomed to and the cultures all over the world. The experience not only changes the way that you view the world, but it also changes the way you view yourself.

Mary Kate Thurston

Mary Kate Thurston
From Danger Zone to Blue Zone
Summer 2014
The reasons to study abroad in the Blue Zones of Greece and Italy are endless. You are immersed in such unique cultures that are both so loving and welcoming, you will never want to leave. Being a part of this program helped me realize how rewarding living a simple life can be and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in studying abroad.

Taylor Wilson

Taylor Wilson
From Danger Zone to Blue Zone
Summer 2014
The culture and people I experienced while in Italy and Greece have given me the tools to see my life as something more. It has inspired me to never take what you are given for granted and to live simply; the world is full of distractions that subtract from the beauty that is life. It was the trip of a lifetime I will never forget and the things I learned there will never be comparable to the things I have and will learn in school.

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