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Interested in studying abroad but not sure where to start? We offer a wide selection of programs ranging from two weeks to an academic year abroad. Many programs offer a cost of attendance comparable to studying on campus at UNI. Approximately 80% of our programs offer courses in English. 

Find a program that's right for you!

  • ‌For a successful study abroad experience, students must have certain skill sets like self-reliance, adaptability, flexibility, emotional stability and more. 
  • We offer a variety of program types to fit students needs. It is important to think about what type of dynamic and experience you want with your study abroad program.
  • Think about what you want out of a program (consider destination, cost, course offerings, etc.) and explore the programs under our "locations" tab.
  • View the guide for top universities by studies if you want to learn what semester, academic year or summer school program works well with your major or minor studies. 
  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss how study abroad will fit into your academic plan. We recommend considering going abroad earlier in your academic career to help you stay on track for graduation. Any major can study abroad and take a combination of major, minor, liberal arts core courses or elective courses. 
  • Stop by our office to talk with our Peer Advisors about study abroad. They can explain the basic steps with study abroad and answer questions based on their past experience. Interested in a particular location? Our Peer Advisors have been on a variety of programs and perhaps even the one you are interested in doing. 
  • Schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor 
  • Complete the Pre-Advising Worksheet before your first appointment with the Study Abroad Advisor (this will be sent via email once an appointment is scheduled).

Top study abroad locations


Benefits of Study Abroad

  • Stronger communication skills

  • Increased maturity, self-confidence and independence

  • Global network of friends and connections

  • Acquisition of a foreign language

  • Enhanced resume

  • Broadened perspective of different cultures and values