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

Study abroad ambassadors and international students in front of trolly

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 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.

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.

Nathan D'Domenicus

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Univ.
Spring 2013

South Africa is an intense melting pot of not only cultures, but of languages, races, landscapes, animals and wildlife, and haves and have nots. I left not only with connections to one country or area, but with relationships formed with people from many places around the globe and knowledge gained about the complexity of the international world just as much as that of South Africa.

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!
Melissa Whaling
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Univ.
Spring 2013
The exchange program at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an ideal program for those who love nature, animals, and adventure. The culture and history that Africa has to offer made my experience abroad wonderful and fulfilling. I can say with confidence that I made the best choice to study in Africa, and my life has changed because of it.

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.

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.
Cierra Caulder
Chile Summer Study Abroad
Summer 2012
I spent five weeks in Chile and it was the most amazing experience in my life. I enjoyed every minute of it. I experienced another culture first hand and fell in love with the country and the language. You should study abroad because it is truly a life changing experience.
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
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.
Jennifer Page
Chile Summer Study Abroad
Summer 2013

There are a lot of reasons I recommend studying abroad in Chile. First of all, your level of Spanish will improve just from spending time there. Besides, it's such a wonderful place - the people and the country are so amazing! It's so great that it's difficult to sum it up in a few sentences.

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!
Celia Trifilio
Pontificia Univ. Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV)
Spring 2013
If you are looking for an extremely fun, carefree and loving group of people, study abroad in Chile. Chile is a long country that has a vast variety of environments, from the beautiful Andes mountains starting in Patagonia up to the driest desert in the world, the Atacama. It's also entirely lined with beaches and coast line for some relaxing days and fun seafood choices!

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.
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.
Ashley Matlock
Culture Immersion in a Latino Culture: Walking in the Shoes of English Language
Summer 2013
Costa Rica is a great place to study abroad because the country really has something for everyone. There are a lot of outdoor adventure activities, like zip-lining, and educational opportunities like museums, theaters, and farms. Plus, the people of Costa Rica are friendly and do everything they can to make you feel welcome in their home.

Cuba

Noah Hornaday
Cuba: Coast Marine Environments
Spring 2014
Studying abroad in Cuba offers a perspective on the US from the opposite end of the political spectrum. Although the relationship with Cuba and America has remained frozen for fifty years, the Cuban people’s interest in the American people and welcome they provide is just as warm as their tropical climate. Studying in Cuba can provide an aspiring Marine Biologist with a great perspective on the interconnectedness of ecosystems due to their abundance of coral reefs, sea grass beds and mangroves.

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.

ASIA

China

Samantha Black
China Summer Abroad
Summer 2013
I loved being in China because I was constantly pushed out of my comfort zone - and I learned so much from it! I remember walking around a Beijing night market where I saw everything from sea urchins to scorpion on chopsticks; I even tried eating a tarantula myself! China was full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I'll never forget.
Farah Mohiuddin
China Summer Abroad
Summer 2012

China is unlike the Western world in many ways, making it a very new and enriching place to experience. It is full of significant landmarks, bustling cities and friendly people that all melded together to make my study abroad experience in China one of the best months of my life.

Evan Rodriguez

China Summer Abroad

Summer 2012

Studying and traveling through out China provided a culturally diverse experience that I never could have fathomed before. From the laid back alley shop lifestyles to the bustling ever-growing city centres, there was nothing more amazing than having the opportunity to completely immerse myself in the Chinese culture.

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.

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.

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.
Jennifer Ball
Charles Univ.
Summer 2014
Choosing to study in Prague was easily one of the best decisions of my life. The Czech Republic is an absolutely beautiful country full of amazing people, and having the opportunity to fully immerse myself in a foreign culture was truly a life changing experience.

Finland

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.
Courtney Cutting
Courtney Cutting
Summer on the Mediterranean
Summer 2013
Studying abroad in Marseille, France allowed me to grow up as a person and opened up my eyes to what beautiful wonders the world offers. I was able to discover myself after experiencing a culture other than my own. I was not bored once during my study abroad trip.
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.
Lahna Harper
Summer on the Mediterranean
Summer 2013
Studying abroad Marseille, France over the summer was everything I dreamed it would be and more. I experienced authentic fishing villages, subway/metro systems, French culture and cuisine, and, most importantly the friendships I established while over there are among the most enriching.I would encourage everyone to study abroad because you will see the world through a kaleidoscope of beauty.
Chloe Killian
Summer on the Mediterranean
Summer 2013
Summer in Marseille offers a great chance to be immersed in French culture and language. Learning how to adapt to a new environment and country is a valuable skill for everyone!
Jackson Mahaley
KEDGE
Fall 2013
You should study abroad in Marseille, France because it is almost a polar opposite of Wilmington, North Carolina. Kedge business school is in a city over ten times the size of Wilmington, nestled in the middle of a national park on the side of a mountain. You will have opportunities to travel, go swimming and cliff jumping in the Mediterranean, meet people from all over the planet and, at the same time, take classes that give you real life experience. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and a learning experience unlike anything you have ever done before. It was, hands down, the best part of my college career.
Jennifer Pegram
Univ. de Rennes 2
Spring 2014
You should study abroad in Rennes if you want a very independent process. I grew so much by going somewhere where I knew no one or anything about the city and I think that’s the way to do it!
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.
Ryan Qualliotine
Paris The NC Consortium Program
Spring 2013

Studying abroad in Paris will help you create some of the fondest memories of your life so far. The beautiful language and culture that are waiting there will inspire you, and the possibility of opportunities to learn and get involved there are endless. Paris has a charm like no other city in the world and it can only be experienced if you go!

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

Christopher Ajizian
Hochschule Bremen
Spring 2014
The Erasmus program provides many events to meet other students in the program, and through them I made lifelong friends. Bremen is a very cool city with something for everybody, and the people are outgoing and interested in students from abroad. It is also centrally located in Northern Europe, making it very easy to travel on weekends to major cities across the continent.
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.
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.

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!
Ashley Pavlick
Ashley Pavlick
Dublin City Univ.
Spring 2013
Studying abroad in Ireland is one of best decisions I have made during my college experience! The Irish countryside was the most gorgeous scenery I saw throughout my travels, and the people there are wonderful. I went through CIEE, which provided field trips throughout the semester to make sure students had the opportunity to see the country and experience real Ireland. I was challenged academically while having the chance to experience Irish culture and live the Irish lifestyle!
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.

Skylar Gosnell

Skylar Gosnell
CEA GlobalCampus: Florence, CEA
Fall 2012
Studying abroad in Italy is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It is a beautiful country with a rich history and amazingly friendly people. Plus, Italy is the perfect location for traveling to other countries and seeing all the diverse and unique cultures Europe has to offer!
Rachel Spurrier
Rachel Spurrier
Florence Univ. of the Arts & Apicius Int'l Sch. of Hospitality
Spring 2013
Italy is a country with SO much history, plus a culture that is much different than what Americans believe it to be. Each town you travel to has its own story, its own cathedral, and its own unique feel. Italy is truly a place where one will never stop learning and is able to experience a culture and lifestyle different from their own.

Spain

LynAnne Anderson
LynAnne Anderson
Ubeda Spain
Summer 2013
Spending the summer in Ubeda, Spain gave me one of the most important and enriching parts of my study abroad experience - living with a host family. I not only got to see Ubeda and other parts of Spain as a local, but also was able to fully immerse myself in the culture and language.
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.
Sarah Bilski
Sarah Bilski
Univ. de Salamanca
Summer 2014
It may be cliché to say, but studying abroad, especially in the unknown soil on Europe, awakens a dormant soul the second you step of the plane. For me, studying abroad was more than going to school in Spain. Since I had never been outside the US before, going overseas was the most refreshing and exuberant experience.
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.

Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown
Univ. of Deusto-Bilbao
Spring 2013
My experiences in Bilbao changed my life. I spent the semester making the most incredible friendships that could never be replaced - all in Spanish! It was the most enriching and rewarding feeling to talk about politics, crack jokes, tell secrets, and simply converse in a language other than my mother tongue.

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!

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.
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.
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!
Rebecca Horton
Rebecca Horton
Florida State Univ., Valencia Study Center
Spring 2013
Studying abroad will not only broaden your horizons, but it will more importantly contribute to learning more about yourself. While immersing yourself in a different culture and going completely out of your comfort zone, you are forced to take risks and learn who you are without your life-long friends and family by your side.
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

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

Carla Stauder

Carla Stauder
Univ. Antonio de Nebrija
Summer 2013
You should study abroad because there's no other experience like it. I had the time of my life!

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.

Samantha Thompson

Samantha Thompson
Ubeda Spain
Summer 2013
In Spain, I took courses in a small town that enabled me to converse in Spanish as well as experience the local customs, such as siestas. On the weekends, I traveled to big cities and had the opportunity to visit the major national landmarks. I was then able to return to my amazing host family and familiar surroundings of a small town.

Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson
Ubeda 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.

Mallori Vesely

Mallori Vesely
Ubeda Spain
Summer 2013
Studying abroad in Spain is a great choice because you get to experience a lively, welcoming, caring people who will make you feel like one of the family. You will get to live like a true Spaniard, eating traditional authentic Spanish cuisine, experiencing flamenco shows in hidden gypsy caves. You will even get the chance to create a loving, life-long bond with a host family.

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

Clair White

Clair White
Univ. Antonio de Nebrija
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.

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

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.

Sarah Pearson

Sarah Pearson
Univ. of Gothenburg
Spring 2013
Sweden is one of the most welcoming countries in the world. You can explore a different language while still taking courses English.

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.

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.
Natasha Chamberlain
Keele Univ.
Fall 2013
Everyone should study abroad because it is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you will never forget! The people you meet will make a lasting impression. No matter where you travel you will be able to make friends that are in the same situation. You will create memories that you can share with family and friends. Everyone should study abroad no matter your circumstances
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).

Kathleen Doughty

Kathleen Doughty
Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2013
Studying abroad in London gave me the opportunity to travel all around Europe, and it let me gain first hand insight about a culture so similar to, yet very different from the ones here in the United States. After my time there, I came back with a much more mature mindset about life.

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.

Irene Fobe

Irene Fobe
Univ. of Southampton
Spring 2013
You should study abroad at the university of Southampton in England because you get a really good taste of hands-on marine biology. You get to go out on boats and do field work, not to mention professors grade you as if your were an actual published scientist. It is challenging, but the rewards of experiencing another culture make it more than worth it. I promise that if you go to Southampton, you will have an amazing time!
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!

Andrew King

Andrew King
Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2013
England is an incredible study abroad destination! You can immerse yourself in a new culture with an amazing history.

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.

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.

Kelly McKee

Kelly McKee
Manchester England Study Abroad
Summer 2014
The United Kingdom is an exciting experience because of all of the cultural differences. The history behind places you visit such as York Minister, the castle of Edinburgh, the Eiffel Tower, all of Paris and all of Manchester as well are memories you'll take with you for the rest of your life.

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.

Kathryn Nance

Kathryn Nance
Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2013
My program set in Hatfield was an ideal location. It was close enough to London to visit after class, but far enough outside of the city to avoid all the hustle and bustle.

Michelle Olechovsky

Michelle Olechovsky
Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2013
Studying abroad is an amazing experience to be apart of; you not only learn and adapt to another culture, but you grow in ways unimaginable. I learned so much about myself by going abroad. My experience of studying abroad has made me more independent and more accepting of others as well. I cannot imagine my college experience without it. If you are given the chance to go abroad, take it!
Amanda Peed
Amanda Peed
Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and London, UK
Summer 2012
Studying abroad in England allows you to experience an entirely new way of life while being surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. The locals are friendly and eager to show you their lifestyle and teach you all about their rich history. England's location also makes it convenient to travel to other places throughout Europe.
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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

OCEANIA

Australia

Mary Blackwelder

Mary Blackwelder
Univ. of Western Sydney
Spring 2013
While studying in Sydney, I was able to have so many great adventures and make lifelong friends. I loved climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge, which made me put aside any fear of heights I may have had and climb to the very top, where the view of the city was breath taking. Taking memories like these back home to the US have become some of the best souveniers I have.
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Lori Bulpett
Univ. of Newcastle
Fall 2012
I don't think there is a better location in all of Australia! Newcastle is amazing; it has beautiful beaches, a clean and unique city, and some of the nicest people I have ever met. Even half a world away from everything I knew, I never felt lonely. Every day offered a new, unforgettable experience. You will return with lifelong friends, great memories, and tremendous growth as an individual and traveler!
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.

Chelsea Diedrich

Chelsea Diedrich
Coral Bay: Marine Science of Australia's West Coast
Summer 2013
I loved studying abroad in Australia - the land was gorgeous, wildlife was fascinating, and the people were all extremely friendly. Their culture seemed to be very similar to ours, and I made friendships that will last for a very long time. I learned so much in such a short amount of time, and will hopefully be able to visit again in the future.

Madison Dunning

Madison Dunning
Univ. of Wollongong
Fall 2013
Australia is absolutely one of the most fun, dynamic, and beautiful places in the world. At the University of Wollongong, you'll fall in love with the blue waters of North Gong beach, the view at the top of Mt. Kiera, Sydney and the Blue Mountains just a train ride away, the friendly Aussie culture, and much more. I made BEST friends from around the globe, and learned more than I thought possible during this amazing experience that I'll never forget

Kiera Googins

Kiera Googins
Univ. of Wollongong
Spring 2013
I studied abroad in both Germany and Australia. Both were absolutely amazing and I would recommend everyone to study abroad! You learn so much about yourself, other people, other cultures, and your own country; plus you make life-long friends from around the world.

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!

Kelly Lazarczyk

Kelly Lazarczyk
James Cook Univ.
Fall 2013
Studying marine biology at the Great Barrier Reef was a once in a lifetime opportunity. There were so many hands-on projects I got to be a part of at University, and living with Aussies provided a great insight into their culture. During my time abroad I was not only able to travel around Australia, but also other countries in Oceania while making lasting friendships with other students from 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.
Michelle MacKay
Edge of the Outback: Photography in Australia
Summer 2012
You should study abroad in Australia because it is perfect for travel. The country has everything you could want. The beaches are beautiful and there are gorgeous mountain ranges. Not only is the location amazing, but the people are entertaining and welcoming.

Kyle Magaliff

Kyle Magaliff
Univ. of Wollongong
Spring 2013
Living in Australia is a beautiful experience. You can explore the outback, swim through the Great Barrier Reef, and get lost in the cities. I loved experiencing the laid back life of Australia and I grew so much through this experience.

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.

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.

Marissa Prosser

Marissa Prosser
Australian Indigenous Studies
Summer 2013
I spend my summer in Australia doing the Australian Indigenous Studies program, which was absolutely amazing. I got to learn about another culture in a very hands-on manner. The class took many study related field trips that really opened my eyes and allowed me to see some of the most beautiful sites Australia has to offer. I was able to learn a lot while having a lot of fun!

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

Summer Saunders

Summer Saunders
Australia: A Comparative Study of Culture
Summer 2013
Australia is THE place to study abroad because of the multi-culturalism, endless opportunities for adventures of all kinds, and the ease of student travel. In one day you can see the rainforest, the great barrier reef, a tropical gorge, kangaroos, koalas, and an aboriginal homestead. Going to Australia will broaden your view of life further than it has ever gone!

Michael Spath

Michael Spath
Univ. of Western Sydney
Fall 2013
At UWS, classes are more hands on and engaging, which contributes to more effective learning and a personal connection with your teacher and classmates. It's one of the newest campuses and is just a short train/bus ride out of the city so there is plenty to do and it's easy to travel. There are lots of activities on campus. I am privileged enough to call people from all over the world my friends. By taking advantage of all the events and opportunities, you will meet heaps of people and gain the experience of a lifetime

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.

Kendall Stetson

Kendall Stetson
Univ. of Newcastle
Spring 2013
I studied abroad in Australia and, for me, the most interesting and enriching part was meeting people from all different cultural backgrounds. I got to live and experience culture all the way from Saudi Arabian to Indian, Malaysian, New Zealand and, of course, Australian. I would advise a future study abroad student to get the same enriching experience by going outside their comfort zone even further than they already have and trying to participate in a lot of social activities so they can have the chance to experience all different kinds of people and make some lifelong friends like I did.

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.

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

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.

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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