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Summer Study Abroad Fellowship

Consider this opportunity if:

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

Available to:

New undergraduate students, both first-year and transfer

Program Includes:

Each year, Summer Study Abroad Fellowships are offered to up to 100 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 as well as programs with course credit offered through academic departments. 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 opportunities:

Explore the current listing of study abroad programs or consider a program offered through an academic department.

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.


“My study abroad program prepared me for my future career in many ways. We learned how to use our Spanish in the professional world and learned about business norms in Spain. Study abroad gave me experience with problem-solving and communicating with different groups of people in different contexts.”

Cameron Baird, UNC ’22