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

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

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.

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.

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.

Chile

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.
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.
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!
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.

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!

 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

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.

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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

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!
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.

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.
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.

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.
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.
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!
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.

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

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.

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.

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!

United Kingdom- England

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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OCEANIA

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

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