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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:

  1. Countries, program providers, and businesses in-country may require proof of vaccination. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to get fully vaccinated if you have not done so already.
  2. 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.

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While planning for study abroad is exciting, it can also seem overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be! Create an account, build your profile, and get matched to programs in UNH-Via, your portal to study abroad. The earlier you get started the better! Note: we recommend you use Google Chrome for UNH-Via.

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For UNH Approved, Exchange  & COLA Managed Programs

  1. Follow the step-by-step checklist that matches the term you want to go abroad: Summer and Fall Study Abroad Checklist or J-Term and Spring Study Abroad Checklist.
  2. a) Watch our online Info Session
    b) C​heck out the study abroad policy and affordability pages 
    c) Download, complete and save the Student Information Form ; then email to study.abroad@unh.edu
  3. Talk to your Academic Advisor about staying on track for graduation and fulfilling academic requirements abroad.
  4. When we have received your Student Information Form, we will assign an Education Abroad Advisor to you. You can then set up an appointment with an Advisor to talk about your goals and options.
  5. Choose and apply to a UNH Approved or Exchange program.
  6. Complete your Application by the following deadlines:
  • September 25 (for Jterm and Spring study abroad)
  • March 5 (for Summer and Fall study abroad)

UNH Approved Program Applications

  • Login to your UNH-Via account
  • Click on your final program choice and hit “Start my Application”. You will see instructions for a two-step process: the provider application and the internal (UNH) application (starting with the eligibility process). Follow the instructions carefully.  Use these Step-by-Step Instructions if you need more detail.
  • Check your email for messages from Via-No Reply. If you do not see them, check your Clutter folder and drag them to your inbox.

UNH Exchange Program Applications

  • Login to your UNH-Via account
  • Click on your final choice Exchange program and hit APPLY. Read carefully and complete application.
  • Check your email for messages from Via-No Reply. If you do not see them, check your Clutter folder and drag them to your inbox.


For UNH Managed Programs

Contact the coordinator of that program directly and attend one of their information sessions. UNH Managed Program contact information can be found in the programs description on the Global Education Center Program Search Database or in UNH-Via.


For Study Away USA programs

Start by scheduling a meeting with the Coordinator to review the programs, options, cost, and credits.

  • National Student Exchange: Over 170 exchange options within the US, US territories, and Canada.  Review UNH's NSE website, and NSE.org
  • The Washington Center internship program: Rigorous, immersive residential internship program for fall, spring, or summer, for UNH credit, in Washington DC.  Visit UNH's TWC webiste, and www.twc.edu


For UNH International Experience: Intern, Volunteer, Research Abroad

We understand that gaining international experience is key to professional success.  Go beyond Study Abroad to intern, volunteer or conduct research overseas.