Global Education Center

Brendan Sheehan '12 (center) with friends at Inca Ruins in Machu Picchu, Peru

Education Abroad

Each year, the Center helps hundreds of UNH students head for destinations all over the world to engage in classes, internships, research and the experiences of a lifetime. Students can choose from hundreds of education and internship programs as well as work, intern, and volunteer opportunities.




Office of International Students and Scholars

international students with UNH mascot Gnarlz in center

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides services to international students, faculty, staff and exchange scholars covering a broad spectrum, which begin before the international visitor arrives on campus and often continue past the completion of their program. These include:

  • Preparation of eligibility documents for visa issuance along with pre-arrival instructions and information
  • Preparation of applications to U.S. immigration offices to secure appropriate work authorization for international faculty and staff
  • In-depth orientation programs for new students and scholars, covering a variety of issues such as immigration rights and responsibilities, adjusting to life in another culture, working in the U.S., adapting to the U.S. educational system, area attractions and services and much more
  • A variety of workshops and seminars such as immigration and employment workshops and career orientation seminars

OISS also serves as a liaison between international students, faculty and staff and various other UNH offices and departments. 


Scholarship Opportunities

Karl Baer '18 in Australia

Global Education Center provides information on a variety of funding opportunities. Each semester we award scholarships for education abroad experiences. The Center also advises students to explore other resources, including the UNH Fellowships Office, which supports students applying for prestigious national scholarships as well as post-baccalaureate fellowships.







Faculty Development

Professor Robert Henry instructing FAI Girls Winter Camp in S. Africa

Global Education Center works with faculty members to explore research and exchange opportunities and to provide fellowship information and grant support that will enhance their international academic expertise.





New Hampshire International Seminar

Mohammed Ben-Abdallah from Univeristy of Ghana, Legon and 2011-12 UNH Playwright in Residence

To cultivate community-wide dialog on critical global issues, the Center showcases faculty members' international research interests and brings leading scholars from around the world to share their expertise and global perspectives with UNH and community members. Free and open to the public.