• Kaan Cav '21 studying Physics at Cardiff University in Wales
    Kaan Cav '21 studying at Cardiff University, Wales
  • Elias Tyrrel-Walker ’20 (center) studying in the UK
  • Prayer flags in Paro, Bhutan
    Prayer flags in Paro, Bhutan
  • UNH student Lehoux hiking in France
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Education Abroad

It is with sadness and disappointment that UNH is announcing the cancellation of all student international travel programs and experiences for the Fall 2020 semester in accordance with our International Travel Risk Policy. The U.S. State Department Global Health Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel remains in effect due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applications for January and Spring 2021 remain open with the hope that education abroad programs can resume next year.


UNH Education Abroad Student Support COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.

Updated July 20, 2020 (Note: This document will be updated as information changes).

General Questions

Who should I contact at Education Abroad if I have questions?

Your first point of contact in the Office of Education Abroad should always be your Education Abroad  Advisor. Education Abroad Advisors can be contacted by message through your VIA account. Education Abroad Advisors are also available for virtual advising. Appointments for virtual advising can be made through MyWildcat Success. Finally, you may also contact the Office of Education Abroad at  study.abroad@unh.edu.

I am having issues with uploading forms or other technical issues with Via, what should I do?

Please send a detailed message to your Education Abroad  Advisor through VIA and your Advisor will respond to you directly.

Where can I find the latest information about UNH’s decisions related to International Travel?

The latest information can be found on UNH’s Education abroad website https://www.unh.edu/global/education-abroad  Official announcements and communications will also be shared by message through VIA and email. The UNH COVID-19 website remains the source of all information related to COVID-19 https://www.unh.edu/main/coronavirus. Please note that UNH policy prohibits student travel and activities in countries and areas that the U.S. Department of State rates as Level 3: Reconsider Travel or Level 4: Do Not Travel. https://www.unh.edu/global/policy-international-travel-risk-review-itrr   

Spring 2021 and beyond

Do you recommend I hold off studying abroad until Spring or Summer 2021?

We continue to monitor this evolving global health pandemic on a day-to-day basis. While we hope that conditions improve in the near future to enable international travel and programming, the reality is that we must watch and wait. For a higher degree of certainty, we recommend that students consider planning their study abroad experience for Spring 2021 or later.

My parents don’t want me to study abroad due to COVID-19, but I do, what do you advise?

We encourage every UNH student to have an open discussion about study abroad with their family to come to the decision about when, where, and how to have the most successful international experience.

I am an IA dual major and I’m required to study abroad.  What should I do??

Please contact the IA department staff to explore options.




Study Abroad

There are over 400 study abroad programs. Search our database to find one or more that match your major, interests, budget and calendar.

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Megan Spellman '17 petting elephant at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand

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Global Faces

Cory McKenzie '15 at Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto
MEXT Scholarship Leads to Plan for Career in Japan Studies
MEXT Scholarship Leads to Plan for Career in Japan Studies
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Julian Sandoval Porras, International Alum
Julian Sandoval Porras, International Alum
1. What was your major and graduation year?

I graduated in 2012 with a PhD in Civil Engineering

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Rebecca Philibert '19 in Belize
Rebecca Philibert '19 in Belize
Rebecca Philibert '19 in Belize
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Global Activity Map 2017-2018

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