Student Spotlights

"The Lantern" by Von Alberto (Kyoto, Japan), which won first prize for the Self-Portrait category

Check Out the 2024 Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners!

The Office of Education Abroad is proud to share that the winners of the 2024 Study Abroad Photo Contest have been announced! We welcome visitors to view the wonderful submissions via the above buttons or below links, and if you know any of the winning students, please extend a hearty “congratulations!” Each year, EA invites […]

Black History Month: “Being Black Abroad” Panel

As part of Black History Month and to amplify Black student voices, CIS Abroad will be holding a “Being Black Abroad” Panel, where both Black program alumni and staff will share their experiences abroad in a Q&A-style panel. CIS Abroad was my affiliate provider on my study abroad journey to Japan in Summer 2023, and […]

Congratulations to Our Study Abroad Fair Grand Prize Winner!

Firstly, Education Abroad would like to warmly thank all students, volunteers, faculty members, and affiliate providers who made the 2023 Study Abroad Fair great; we hope our attendees learned a ton about our programs, and EA is always here to answer any additional questions you might have! With that being said, we want to give […]

Education Abroad Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Education Abroad is celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and featuring some of our amazing study abroad participants and alumni! Our first article celebrated Ellie McCutchen, a UNC Charlotte Levine Scholar and Critical Language Scholar Recipient. Ellie will be studying Chinese in an immersive language program this summer in Taiwan. Education Abroad is […]

Checking in with UNC Charlotte Exchange Students in Japan

Article by Dr. Yongling Gorke ホット チョコレートとアメリカーノ コーヒーを ください。ここで飲みます. (One hot chocolate and one Americano please. For here). Joshua Obregon ordered drinks in Japanese at the Blue Bottle Coffee in Ginza, Tokyo, where he met with one of his fellow exchange students from UNC Charlotte, Beau Pray, and Dr. Yongling Gorke, assistant director for international […]

Study Abroad Alumna Named Dartmouth Post-Doc Fellow in Afro-Latinx Studies

“I never knew study abroad was an option,” Vanessa Castañeda, Ph.D., told me. As a daughter of immigrant parents and the first person in her family to go to a four-year university, Vanessa had not heard that study abroad was a possibility at UNC Charlotte. At least, that was the case until she stumbled upon […]

Six Niners Advance as Fulbright U.S. Student Program Semi-Finalists

The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce that six UNC Charlotte students and alumni have been selected as semi-finalists in the 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant competition. These six Niners represent 75 percent of UNC Charlotte’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program applicant pool this year, which the Program posits as the most competitive […]

Study Abroad Alumna Named Finalist for Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

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