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Summer Study Abroad Fellowship

You dream of studying abroad, but need time and funding.

If this sounds like you, then you should consider the following Excel@Carolina opportunity.

Each year, Summer Study Abroad Fellowships are offered to up to 40 outstanding first-year students. These fellowships provide a one-time award of $5,000 to fund study abroad experiences after their first, second, or third year of study at Carolina.

Summer Study Abroad Fellows may choose from more than 80 summer programs offered through the UNC Study Abroad office. Spread among over 30 countries around the globe, these programs offer a wide range of opportunities to expand your unique interests and develop a global perspective.

Program offerings vary from year to year, but below is a sampling of the opportunities available in Summer 2016:

Explore the full listing of study abroad programs.

Summer Study Abroad Fellows may complete their study abroad during the summer after the first, second, or third year of study at Carolina. Fellows must use their fellowship for a summer academic program approved by the UNC Study Abroad office, they must be eligible to study abroad (requirements vary by program but may include a minimum GPA or language prerequisite), and they must have received a formal acceptance into the program of their choice. The fellowship may not be used for the Carolina Summer Southeast Asia program.

Learn more about study abroad at Carolina through the Study Abroad office.

From a student:

“My study abroad experiences have challenged me to be independent, allowed me to immerse myself in a new culture, and built my confidence. Study abroad at Carolina pushed me to think about seizing any available opportunity, and the lessons I learned while studying abroad will be important, not just during my time at Carolina, but beyond that.” — Olivia Hart, ’14

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