UNCA StudyAbroad

UNCA StudyAbroad We offer assistance to students who want to experience academics in other countries as well as other parts of the United States.
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Studying Abroad and Studying Away provides a unique opportunity for students to diversify their college education.

Mission: The mission of the Study Abroad Office at the University of North Carolina at Asheville is to provide access to high quality, academically grounded, international experiences to students. These experiences serve to give students the skills necessary for successful engagement in a global community

"This picture shows a fragrant palette of life, of living in precarity as a matter of daily routine. Despite the precari...
05/14/2020

"This picture shows a fragrant palette of life, of living in precarity as a matter of daily routine. Despite the precarity, the emotions of the riders seem so relatable: the little boy in the front seeming bored and annoyed, the mother driving forward attentive and somewhat put upon, but accepting; the young woman balancing side-saddle and upright, regarding the world guardedly and resigned, and the baby utterly comfortable and secure dangling there. You may read them differently perhaps, but as a shared moment the picture brings into relief what we are, and what we can weather, as people. Seeing this families', this society's aching poverty and its focused intent to just keep going forward as best it can, despite the enormity of their limitations really affected me visiting Cambodia. Despite this, I see it as a picture of hope, of gratitude, of creating something beautiful amongst and perhaps from the ashes and remnants."

Jonathan Morris - "Mosaic of Hope" - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - People - 3rd Place

"One of only four students studying their indigenous language, Lepcha, at a school with more than 200 students. The lang...
05/12/2020

"One of only four students studying their indigenous language, Lepcha, at a school with more than 200 students. The language is dying, even with the opportunity to take indigenous language classes in public school."

Gloria Kirk - "Preserving an Endangered Language" - Gangtok, Sikkim, India - People - 2nd Place

"This picture was taken in an elementary school in the Dominican Republic in the San Luis district."Vernonika Mojik - "J...
05/07/2020

"This picture was taken in an elementary school in the Dominican Republic in the San Luis district."

Vernonika Mojik - "Joy" - San Luis, Dominican Republic - People - 1st Place

"Within the Ecuadorian Amazon, a woman works to rehabilitate animals. Her project began with a mere four squirrel monkey...
05/06/2020

"Within the Ecuadorian Amazon, a woman works to rehabilitate animals. Her project began with a mere four squirrel monkeys which she released back into the wild. Today, the monkey family has reached over 50 in count. Every day the monkeys return to her house at 4 p.m. to be hand-fed plantains, an experience enjoyed by the participants of the faculty-led program to Ecuador. While some monkeys waited patiently in trees for their treats, others bounced onto participant's heads, shoulders, and arms to steal a quick bite. This featured monkey remained in a tree nearby after the feeding, showing its gratitude."

Aly Pagano - "Plantains Madam?" - La Mariscal, Ecuador - Nature's Beauty - Honorable Mention - International Photo Contest

"This was one of our first dives and I can't describe how majestic it was. It's like a whole underwater garden filled wi...
05/05/2020

"This was one of our first dives and I can't describe how majestic it was. It's like a whole underwater garden filled with sponges, corals, and fish of varying colors! They had given us underwater cameras for field research purposes to study species richness in certain frames. This was taken at a dive site in the Spanish chain or the Arch off of Long Cay Island in South Caicos."

Katie Tanner - "Underwater Garden" - Turks and Caicos - Nature's Beauty - 3rd Place - International Photo Contest

“Taken at sunset of the Twelve Apostles”James Kwak -  "Sunset on the Twelve Apostles" - The Twelve Apostles, Victoria, A...
05/04/2020

“Taken at sunset of the Twelve Apostles”

James Kwak - "Sunset on the Twelve Apostles" - The Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia - Nature's Beauty - 1st Place - International Photo Contest

"A beautiful complex of buildings in the capital of Thailand that have housed the Kings of Siam since the 1700s."Carter ...
05/01/2020

"A beautiful complex of buildings in the capital of Thailand that have housed the Kings of Siam since the 1700s."

Carter Kennedy - "The Grand Palace" - Bangkok, Thailand - Reflections - Honorable Mention - International Photo Contest

"This photo represents my travels in Europe perfectly. Berlin's historical architecture made me view the world so differ...
04/30/2020

"This photo represents my travels in Europe perfectly. Berlin's historical architecture made me view the world so differently and I figured I would aim to embody that notion in this particular photograph."

Logan Guarglia - "Berlin's Chemistry" - Berlin, Germany - Reflections - 3rd Place- International Photo Contest

"Taken at 12:32 PM, May 24,2019, with iPhone X. The UNASUR building outside of Quito, on the equator, close to the Mitad...
04/29/2020

"Taken at 12:32 PM, May 24,2019, with iPhone X. The UNASUR building outside of Quito, on the equator, close to the Mitad del Mundo (0ºN, 0ºW), was a gift of the Ecuadorian government to La Unión de Naciones Suramericanas. Its stunning architecture reflects the aspirations of the member South American countries for a cultural union similar to the European Union."

Ray Strong - "UNASUR Reflection" - Quito, Ecuador - Reflections - 2nd Place - International Photo Contest

"I met Karoline during a solo trip to Morocco. She was the first person I met in the hotel and we traveled for several d...
04/28/2020

"I met Karoline during a solo trip to Morocco. She was the first person I met in the hotel and we traveled for several days together. She invited me to her home in Norway, and I didn’t know if I would go. By chance, my American friend showed me a picture of this swing, and I decided, in that moment, I would go."

Zachary Milkereit - "Karoline's Journey" - Norway - Reflections - 1st Place - International Photo Contest

"This picture was taken in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is showing tourists who are surrounded wit...
04/24/2020

"This picture was taken in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is showing tourists who are surrounded with bubbles and enjoying the beauty of Prague. "

Veronika Mojik - "Tourism in Prague" - Prague, Czech Republic - Cross Cultural Connections - Honorable Mention - International Photo Contest

"Maximizing the international experience is emerging in the culture, living their lives. This picture represents the hea...
04/23/2020

"Maximizing the international experience is emerging in the culture, living their lives. This picture represents the heart of Spain. "Las Corridas de toros," is the biggest tradition of the Spanish culture, sometimes even bigger than soccer. This event causes several controversies around the world. Some countries see it as a mistreatment of animals, but in Spain it is nothing less than art and a national event. This event highlights the interaction of the men and the bull. The bull is seen as an adversary and is just as honored as the "toreros." As a face of Spain, the bull is sometimes illustrated in the national flag. This event took place in a small town which triples its population during the ceremony. Besides that, the entire town was in a party mood. People of all ages were out on the streets dancing, singing, dressed in costumes and drinking. An experience that reminded me of Carnaval in Brazil; something that is difficult to be explained or described, it has to be lived to be understood."

Luiz Dantas - "The Heart of Spain Beats in the Rhythm of 'Las Corridas de toros'" - San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, País Vasco, Spain - Cross Cultural Connections - 3rd Place

"Two feet dangling off the side of the Cliffs of Moher. This photograph represents a vital time in my study abroad exper...
04/16/2020

"Two feet dangling off the side of the Cliffs of Moher. This photograph represents a vital time in my study abroad experience because it was taken the day before I flew home after living in Ireland for an entire year. The pair of feet dangling beside mine belong to my best friend that I would not have met without studying abroad. The sun was setting over the Cliffs of Moher in this moment and I was in awe of my surroundings, grateful for the people I met throughout my journey, and accepting of the fact that I was forever changed."

Amanda Morse - "Speechless" - Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland - Cross Cultural Connections - 2nd Place

"Disembarking from a helicopter ride over the active Mt. Aso volcano. This is the result of stepping in to help two Chin...
04/14/2020

"Disembarking from a helicopter ride over the active Mt. Aso volcano. This is the result of stepping in to help two Chinese first-time visitors to Japan translate from English to Japanese at a tourist office in Japan. Helping them led to going together on a helicopter ride over the smoking caldera of Mt. Aso itself. This picture was taken just after."

Jonathan Morris - "Volcano Tourist Translator" - Mt. Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan - Cross Cultural Connections - 1st Place

“Our early morning hike at Machu Picchu, Peru, was a special time, with the clouds rolling in and shafts of sunlight pee...
04/11/2020

“Our early morning hike at Machu Picchu, Peru, was a special time, with the clouds rolling in and shafts of sunlight peeking through, accentuating different views of the mountain top and the valley below. As the sun rose higher in the sky the clouds disappeared, leaving incredible vistas of the Andes that will last a lifetime in our memory.”

Ray Strong - "Llamas Mountain View" - International Photo Contest 2019 - Nature's Beauty - 2nd Place

"This was our last dive of the semester! We brought school flags to hang up at the center to show other students where w...
04/10/2020

"This was our last dive of the semester! We brought school flags to hang up at the center to show other students where we were from. I brought the flag diving for our last go! We saw sharks and sea turtles and it was an amazing dive with my friends and professor!"
Katie Tanner - International Photo Contest 2019 - Chancellor's Purchase Award

Timeline Photos
02/14/2020

Timeline Photos

The 12th of February is approaching!February 12th is the last day to submit your application.Submission before the 12th ...
02/03/2020

The 12th of February is approaching!
February 12th is the last day to submit your application.

Submission before the 12th is very much appreciated to eliminate application traffic!

Submit your applications soon!
01/28/2020

Submit your applications soon!

Thank you to all who attended the Spring Study Abroad Fair.We appreciate everyone!Thank you to all the volunteers, staff...
01/24/2020

Thank you to all who attended the Spring Study Abroad Fair.

We appreciate everyone!

Thank you to all the volunteers, staff, and faculty. We could not have done it without your support!

Missed the Study Abroad Fair?
No worries!
You can still make and appointment with the Study Abroad Office to see your options for studying overseas!

Follow the link below to schedule an appointment:

https://studyabroad.unca.edu/schedule-appointment

Today is the day! Come out to UNCA's Study Abroad Fair held at the Highsmith Mountain Suites from 12:00 - 3:00! Stop by ...
01/22/2020

Today is the day! Come out to UNCA's Study Abroad Fair held at the Highsmith Mountain Suites from 12:00 - 3:00! Stop by and explore all the study abroad opportunities that await you!

TOMORROW: UNCA's Study Abroad Fair will be held in the Highsmith Mountain Suites starting at 12:00. You won't want to mi...
01/21/2020

TOMORROW: UNCA's Study Abroad Fair will be held in the Highsmith Mountain Suites starting at 12:00. You won't want to miss it!

UNCA's Study Abroad Fair is just a few days away! Come out on January 22 to explore all of your study abroad opportuniti...
01/17/2020

UNCA's Study Abroad Fair is just a few days away! Come out on January 22 to explore all of your study abroad opportunities!

Today is the day! Submit your applications for the Paris summer program by the end of the day if you haven't already!
01/17/2020

Today is the day! Submit your applications for the Paris summer program by the end of the day if you haven't already!

Interested in studying abroad? Come check out UNCA'S Study Abroad Fair on January 22, 2020 to explore all the possibilit...
01/13/2020

Interested in studying abroad? Come check out UNCA'S Study Abroad Fair on January 22, 2020 to explore all the possibilities for your next adventure!

Interested in studying in Paris this summer? The deadline is in just a week! Submit your applications by January 17!
01/10/2020

Interested in studying in Paris this summer? The deadline is in just a week! Submit your applications by January 17!

Join us in welcoming our students returning from our Winter Costa Rica trip today! We hope you enjoyed your time in the ...
01/10/2020

Join us in welcoming our students returning from our Winter Costa Rica trip today! We hope you enjoyed your time in the sun and we are so happy to have you back at UNCA!

Interested in studying abroad? Come out to UNCA's Study Abroad Fair on January 22nd, 2020 to check out all of the awesom...
01/06/2020

Interested in studying abroad? Come out to UNCA's Study Abroad Fair on January 22nd, 2020 to check out all of the awesome opportunities that await you!

To all of our students studying in Costa Rica who will be returning in a week: We hope you are enjoying yourselves and m...
01/03/2020

To all of our students studying in Costa Rica who will be returning in a week: We hope you are enjoying yourselves and making the most of your study abroad experience. We are excited to see you all so soon!

Interested in spending your summer in Paris? Submit your application before the deadline, January 17, 2020!
01/03/2020

Interested in spending your summer in Paris? Submit your application before the deadline, January 17, 2020!

Wishing all of our students traveling to Costa Rica today a great trip! Enjoy your time in the sun!
12/28/2019

Wishing all of our students traveling to Costa Rica today a great trip! Enjoy your time in the sun!

Interested in spending your summer in Paris? Submit your application before the deadline, January 17, 2020!
12/27/2019

Interested in spending your summer in Paris? Submit your application before the deadline, January 17, 2020!

Disfruten la pura vida!
12/13/2019

Disfruten la pura vida!

Timeline Photos
12/11/2019

Timeline Photos

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Asheville, NC
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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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