So you're thinking about studying abroad? Great! Let us help you get started. Watch our Education Abroad Info Session video below. This step is mandatory if you are interested in any of our education abroad programs, to help you understand your options, how to manage your finances and your academic requirements, and to help you meet your personal goals.
Study Abroad Information Session
Still not sure if study abroad is for you? Below are answers to some of the most common questions that students ask.
- UNH allows federal, state, and institutional aid to transfer for all UNH-Managed, UNH-Exchange and UNH-Approved programs. You will be able to factor in travel expenses as an educational cost, and should consider the cost of living in your host country for your estimated expenses. There are study abroad destinations where the cost of living and exchange rate make living abroad less expensive than living in New Hampshire.
- There are a variety of additional UNH and other national scholarships available for study abroad.
- There are many program options in English-speaking countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
- Search UNH-Via for programs that offer English as the language of instruction; there are dozens of options.
- What better way is there to study a second language than living in a place where it’s spoken?
- You can fulfill major, minor, and Discovery requirements while abroad, with your academic advisor's approval.
- You will earn UNH credits or transfer credits, depending on the type of study abroad program you choose.
- Grades will not be factored into your UNH GPA unless you are taking UNH courses.
- Studying abroad is not just for liberal arts students anymore. There are a variety of programs--and scholarships--for students majoring in the sciences, technology, engineering, math, and health sciences.
- If you don’t want to take classes in your major while abroad, you can take Discoveries or electives. You can also consider the many internship, volunteer and research opportunities available.
You can go abroad during January term, spring break, or summer, so you won’t get out of sequence with your academic plan, athletics, or campus leadership roles.
- In multiple studies, employers confirm that study abroad contributes to acquiring critical professional skills such as cross-cultural communication and understanding, exposure to different perspectives and ways of thinking, adaptability, acting independently, problem-solving and functioning in new and different environments.
- A recent longitudinal study showed that compared with their peers, study-abroad alumni have higher full-time employment rates, lower unemployment rates and higher starting salaries than the national average.
- Study abroad is for everyone! Look at our resources to learn more about how to find a program that fits with your needs and identities.
- UNH has taken the National IIE Generation Study Abroad pledge to substantially increase the number of students we send abroad and to make sure that students from a broad range of backgrounds have this opportunity. This includes access to a variety of scholarships.
- No one can guarantee safety whether in Durham, Boston, Paris or Shanghai. However, UNH has established precautions and policies to make sure our students are as safe as possible abroad.
- There is an International Travel Risk Review Policy that establishes how student travel destinations are reviewed for safety and security, where students can travel, and when to suspend programs.
- Students register their trip in an International Travel Registry, which facilitates communication and support in the event of an emergency.
- Students are covered by the comprehensive UNH International Travel Assistance and Insurance program.
- There is additional information to address family members' concerns in the Parents section.