The Study Abroad Office in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which offers students more than 325 programs worldwide, has recently announced new programs in regions ranging from Argentina to Russia. New programs are listed below by location and first semester of offering.

The Study Abroad Office, the Department of Romance Studies and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies are delighted to offer a new undergraduate summer study abroad program in Jewish studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This will be a faculty-led program focusing on Jewish life and culture in Buenos Aires, one of the most multicultural and historically diverse cities in Latin America. The Jewish culture and history of Buenos Aires will be studied in a transnational frame, addressing immigration and global issues.

Located in the capital city of Northern Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast offers an immersive experience for exchange students seeking credit in fields of study such as dramatic art, history, international politics and conflict studies and the sciences. Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group of leading United Kingdom research intensive universities and is ranked in the top 1% of the universities in the world. Queen’s has one of the most modern campuses in the UK with an award-winning library, a remodeled student union, a state-of-the-art physical education center and new student accommodations.

The Department of Mathematics and the Study Abroad Office are happy to announce that a new program is available for math majors in Moscow, Russia. Students will be able to take higher level math courses in a small class environment with some of the most recognized mathematicians in the world. Courses are taught in English, with the exception of a required Russian language course.

This short-term global immersion to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong will give journalism and mass communication majors and minors an introduction to the Chinese media market, the most dominant emerging media system in the world. The program will teach students how journalists and strategic communication professionals work in this market, expose students to issues related to communicating with diverse groups of people, prepare them for working within the Chinese culture, and address ethical issues for journalists and strategic communication professionals. Professor Adam Saffer will lead the program with assistance from Michael Penny, assistant director of professional and international programs for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Eligible UNC undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences can take two to four semesters of classes at the National University of Singapore and earn diplomas from both universities within four years! The NUS-UNC joint degree program is the first of its kind at the undergraduate level among UNC’s peer campuses in the United States. Biology is the newest major to be added to the joint degree program. The NUS Department of Biological Sciences is a premier department with strengths in areas such as biodiversity and biophysical sciences that complement UNC’s Biology Department. Research opportunities abound at NUS as well. Though academics are the focus of this program, the exciting opportunity to live in Singapore should not be overlooked!

Korea University’s variety of academic choice, combined with the quality of academics and level of student support offered by KU’s Office of International Affairs, make this exchange an excellent option, particularly for students who wish to spend a semester or year advancing their Korean language skills. Culture courses and activities are offered through KU’s Korean Language and Culture Center. Additionally, KU offers over 100 student organizations that welcome international student participation. Seoul is a vibrant and exciting international city that is a great location for students to explore and put their language study into action!

Additional study abroad resources: A full list of approved programs is available online.


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