International Programs Center
207 Foust Building
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
As the university's central point of contact for all of its international activities, IPC does many things that help increase the diversity of UNCG's faculty and students.
A UNCG student in good standing may spend a summer, semester, or academic year abroad in several ways.
Academic Year and Semester Abroad Programs
UNCG Exchange Programs
Through various exchange agreements, a UNCG student may swap places with a student in another country. Under these arrangements, students study abroad for approximately the cost of being in residence at UNCG. Students can choose from over ninety exchange partner programs in more than forty-five countries. Examples of our partner program locations include Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, China, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. As a member of ISEP (a Virginia-based exchange organization), UNCG is also able to place students in any one of 300 member institutions in 42 countries overseas. The cost of such study is about the same as being in residence at UNCG.
The University of North Carolina Exchange Programs (UNC-EP)
Through this UNC system-wide program (headquartered at UNCG), UNCG is able to place students in any of eight countries overseas. These programs are available through UNC-EP negotiated exchange agreements. The cost of such study is about the same as being in residence at UNCG.
Semester Abroad Programs
UNCG offers other study abroad semester programs to several countries including India and Russia. Although not student exchange programs, these study abroad options are nonetheless less costly than study abroad opportunities offered through most other providers.
A UNCG student may spend a summer, semester, or year abroad under the auspices of a group or institution approved by the UNCG Study Abroad Committee. While generally more costly than ISEP or the UNCG programs, this option may be of interest to students seeking particular experiences not otherwise available.
Short-Term Faculty-Led Summer Abroad Programs
UNCG professors regularly lead student groups overseas. Over the past few years, groups have gone to such countries as Costa Rica, France, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom, and Zambia. These programs generally involve five or six weeks of supervised travel and study in the summer or for shorter periods throughout the year. Several exchange partner universities also offer summer study and internships abroad as well.
International Student and Scholar Services
UNCG is home to 600 international students and scholars who represent 90 countries around the world. Specific services and advocacy are provided by the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for degree-seeking international students and visiting scholars, including faculty, researchers, and observers. IPC provides services from the time of initial contact through the student or scholar's entire experience at the university.
All study abroad and international students and scholars activities are carefully supervised by the UNCG Study Abroad Committee and the International Students and Scholars Services Committee.
International Programs Courses (IPC)