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Global Experiences

The Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes works in close partnership with campus resources to promote global experiences to student-athletes at UNC. These partners include the Study Abroad Office, Center for Global Initiatives, Kenan-Flagler Business School, and Student-Athlete Development. Student-athletes who are interested in a global experience should consult with their ASPSA academic counselor to discuss how a global experience can be programmed into their academic and athletic plans and review athletic eligibility.

“My global experience was so much more fulfilling than I expected for only being abroad for 3 weeks. We traveled all over London for our class excursions. My favorite place was Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Seeing the arenas and the Olympic Village in person was so amazing.” -Khazia Hislop, Gymnastics


                  Men's Basketball student Brandon Robinson in London.

Khazia Hislop (Gymnastics), Mary-O Soule (Women’s Swimming & Diving), and Brandon Robinson (Men’s Basketball) pictured during their International Sports Management Study Abroad program in London, England, Summer 2019.

The Study Abroad Office offers more than 350 study abroad programs for academic credit in over 70 countries, with programs ranging from three weeks to a full calendar year. Ben Briggs, Study Abroad Advisor, serves as the liaison to ASPSA and Athletics.

Ben Brigg’s Study Abroad Advisor & Liaison to ASPSA & Athletics

Study Abroad Advisors are available to meet this Spring 2024 semester. Click this link to schedule an appointment.

To learn more about studying abroad, upcoming events, or connect with other advisors in the Study Abroad Office, please visit their website.


Visit the Study Abroad 101 Video Series to learn more about study abroad opportunities and the process here at UNC.

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MG Ireland Scorecard

Maddie ‘MG’ Hough pictured at the Cliffs of Moher (left) and in Galway, Ireland (right) during her Study Abroad program at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Summer 2019.


Women’s Soccer students Sam Meza (left) and Talia DellaPeruta (right) pictured during their Study Abroad program at the University of Cattolica in Italy during the Spring 2022 semester.

Visit Embark Carolina, where students can browse the Funding Finder to identify travel awards and funded global programs as well as the Global Guide to plan and prepare for a global experience. Embark Carolina also provides information about how to obtain a passport and UNC Passport Drives offered on campus.

Murray’s Global Adventure in Puerto Rico

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (KFBS) offers a wide variety of global programs for business majors and minors through Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Business Global Programs. These programs include international internship during the summer, Faculty-Staff led Global Immersion Electives (GIEs) during UNC’s spring break and Maymester, as well as summer abroad and semester exchange programs. Study abroad scholarships are available!


Gino Esposito (Men’s Wrestling), Emma (Women’s Swimming & Diving), and Allie Reiter (Women’s Swimming & Diving) pictured in South Africa. Kenan-Flagler Business School Global Immersion Program, May 2019.


Football students Jake Harkleroad (left) and Will Crowley (right) during their Summer 2022 Global Immersion Elective through Kenan-Flagler Business School in London.

Luke Maye (Men’s Basketball), Alex Comsia (Men’s Soccer) and Joseph Ibrahim (Men’s Track) pictured in South Africa. Kenan-Flagler Business School Global Immersion Program, May 2018.





Eva Hodgson (Women’s Basketball, left) during her KFBS MBA Global Immersion Elective in Greece Summer 2022, and Malu Thsitenge (Women’s Basketball, above) during her KFBS Undergraduate Global Immersion Elective in London Summer 2022.

Click here to read more about Eva and Malu’s experience abroad in Europe.

Coach for College is an international three-week service-learning program in Vietnam. Student-athletes on teams across the nation travel to summer camps in rural areas and teach academics, sports, and life skills. For more information, please contact Cricket Lane (Associate Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Development) at cricket@unc.edu.

                                                   Tar Heels Coach for College in Vietnam

UNC Athletics Foreign Tours provides teams with the opportunity to travel abroad, combining a global experience with sport training and competition. Per the NCAA, teams are permitted to take advantage of this foreign tour experience once every four years. UNC has had multiple teams go abroad each summer. On these trips, student-athletes have a wide variety of experiences, touring and immersing themselves in the culture, and competing against international competition.

  Summer 2019 Tours: Men’s Soccer to Italy, Croatia and Slovenia and Wrestling to Japan 

                   Men’s Soccer                                                            Wrestling