UNH is committed to all students having the opportunity for an international experience. We believe it is an essential component of a 21st century education and that it imparts critical academic, professional and life skills. Visit the Why Go Abroad page to learn more. If you think that study abroad is just for other students and you would face too many barriers and challenges, please visit the Myths & Realities page and meet with a study abroad advisor.
Understanding the types of UNH programs will help you to narrow your search by making sure the type of program you choose is important to your experience.
COVID-19 & Education Abroad
UNH has approved education abroad programming for J-term and Spring 2022. Some restrictions will apply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Depending on health and safety conditions in a host country, programs may be taken off our approved list in accordance with the UNH International Travel Policy. If this applies to your program, we will work with you to find a different program. Contact your Education Abroad advisor with any questions.
Important preparation notes:
- Countries and/or program providers may require proof of vaccination. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to get fully vaccinated if you have not done so already.
- There is a severe delay in passport processing. If you do not have a passport yet or if it expires before October 2022, you MUST apply for it now, using the EXPEDITE option (which will now take approximately 12 weeks). Do not choose the Standard option; your passport will not arrive in time.
Study Abroad Program Types
Refer to our Program Type Comparison Chart
- Developed by UNH faculty; administered by a UNH department
- Enroll UNH students, although some accept non-UNH students
- Courses aligned with UNH curricula, making it easy to fulfill requirements
- Pay UNH tuition, program fees and some UNH fees.
- Trade places with a student attending a select university abroad or within the US.
- All courses and services are delivered by the host university
- For students with strong leadership skills who want an immersion experience studying with local students, relying on local services with no management or oversight by UNH or other U.S. provider
- Pay UNH tuition, some UNH fees. Pay all local costs directly while abroad.
- Managed by professional third-party providers or universities abroad
- Study abroad with students from across the U.S., or with local students
- Apply to and pay the provider directly. Some UNH fees apply
- UNH experiences abroad that do not involve taking formal classes for credit
- If credit is involved, it is arranged between an individual student and a faculty member typically as an independent study or internship
- Some UNH fees apply