Study Abroad

Study Abroad provides a learning experience of a lifetime. College is an ideal time to discover different cultures, gain language skills, and explore one’s own interests and abilities. Study Abroad at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill offers over 300 programs in 70 countries. Students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors are less likely to study abroad, but there are many study abroad sites that offer students the option to take psychology classes!

We suggest you pick several locations where you want to study abroad and then find out which of your desired programs offer psychology classes. PSYC courses taken abroad can be approved to count in our Psychology Major. Learn more at UNC Study Abroad.

Here is a list of study abroad sites where Psychology majors have taken PSYC courses in recent years:

Study Abroad with PSYC Professors

Several Department of Psychology and Neuroscience professors teach summers abroad. Psychology courses can easily approve and transfer for our UNC Psychology majors. Check out some of our current, upcoming offerings for Summer 2018:

King’s College London
Dr. Charlie Wiss

UNC students have the opportunity to study at King’s College London for six weeks over the summer, take one UNC Psychology course and one King’s College London-taught course, and earn six credits toward their UNC degree. King’s College London’s international undergraduate summer school, a high quality and intensive academic program open to students from around the world, serves as host for the program. Located in the very heart of London, accommodation and classes are next to many of the great cultural, social, and entertainment attractions which London has to offer.

This program is a great academic opportunity for Psychology majors seeking to earn major requirements by exploring British culture. Student swill take PSYC 245 Abnormal Psychology with Dr. Charlie Wiss and one King’s College London course of their choosing, taught by local faculty.

For more information and to apply, contact UNC Study Abroad.

Korea University
Dr. Eric Youngstrom
Dr. Jennifer Youngstrom

Korea University’s International Summer Campus is an excellent opportunity for Carolina students to live and learn in South Korea with students and faculty from Carolina and all over the world. International students, along with local students, take 2-3 courses from a wide variety of offerings, all taught in English. Optional Korean language courses are available. Classes are held Monday – Thursday and an array of cultural activities and excursions take place on Fridays.

This program is highly recommended for Carolina students seeking psychology credit. Undergraduates even can earn credit for upper-level psychology courses. Learn more about pre-approved Psychology courses [PDF].

For more information and to apply, contact UNC Study Abroad.