How to Apply to a Study Abroad Program

MANDATORY - Attend an Information Session
You must attend a mandatory Information Session. Information sessions are informal. During the session, you are provided with the next steps to make informed decisions concerning your study abroad experience. The only thing you need to bring is your curiosity.

If you cannot attend an information session, please click the link and watch the video below

Infosession Recording

Search Programs
Visit Abroad Office to find programs. Please create an account and save an interesting program to your profile.

NOTE: Major and free electives increases your study abroad options

What is your motivation to study abroad?

Think about what you want to study, where you want to go, and what you want to do.


Ideally, study abroad should be done during the second or third year of your degree.  However, there are some exceptions to the rule.  IF you are a senior there are faculty-led programs available and maybe some international research opportunities.  

No. Many programs offered abroad are in English, or are offered in countries that speak English. However, if you are looking for a study abroad experience to help you improve your language skills, there is a place for you no matter your current language ability.

The process is non-competitive however, you need a cumulative GPA of 2.5. If your GPA is too low to apply then you can continue to work on raising it and apply at a later date.

Yes. In most cases, studying abroad costs roughly the same or even less than a semester at N.C. A&T.

No. For many students, the first time they left North Carolina was when they have studied abroad.

No, it is not recommended. If planning to participate in commencement, transcripts from the host university will not be delivered to N.C. A&T in time to be assessed.