The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided about $656,000 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 155 undergraduates for study abroad during 2012 and 2013. The awards, funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, enable students to study in other countries for a semester, summer or year.

More than one-third of UNC undergraduates study in other countries before they graduate – one of the highest study abroad rates among public universities nationwide. The Study Abroad Office in the college offers more than 320 programs in more than 70 countries.

“This generation of students, more than any before, needs to be prepared to participate in an international labor market,” said Robert Miles, associate dean for study abroad and international exchanges. “Working and living abroad are becoming more and more common. We are therefore extremely grateful for the private support that makes study abroad affordable and accessible to more undergraduates.”

For a description of study abroad scholarships and a list of students who received them, click here.

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