Study Abroad

Program Information

Study Abroad for a semester or year

Magellan Exchange

The Magellan Exchange offers opportunities to study abroad for a semester or an academic year, as well as offers some summer and short-term programs. Bachelor and master level students are welcome to participate. Program options and academic calendars vary by location.

China Study Abroad Full Scholarship

The China Scholarship Council of the People's Republic of China are sponsoring scholarship opportunities to encourage American students to study abroad or conduct a research project in China for one academic year. The full scholarship will cover registration, tuition fees, accomodation and textbooks. Some stipend will also be provided. Two scholarships are available to qualified UNA students. All UNA full-time students, who are US citizens are eligible to apply. Interested applicants should prepare an essay that details:

The deadline for essays is Monday, February 24. Essays should be mailed to Dr. Craig Christy at and Dr. Chunsheng Zhang at Successful applicants will be contacted for an individual interview by February 26.

UNA Faculty Led Short-Term Programs

AFRICA Study Abroad

The Africa Study Abroad Program conducted by faculty of the Department of Geography. Students travel to an African country and learn about the geography of Africa through travel and personal experiences. At this time, the country of focus is Tanzania in East Africa. Major program highlights include: urban dynamics and economic activities in the cities of Arusha and Dar es Salaam; urban and rural land use in Tanzania; Ngorongoro crater and other volcanic features in the East African Rift Valley; Olduvai Gorge; Lake Natron; Engare Sero River gorge and waterfall; settlement in the Rift Valley; the Island of Zanzibar, and the historical geography of the East African coast. The program will take place during the May Intersession in 2014.


COSTA RICA Study Abroad

Students study Spanish (basic, intermediate, and advanced levels) at Centro Panamericano de Idiomas Language School for four weeks and earn up to nine hours of UNA credit. They also gain cultural insight by living with Costa Rican host families, and going on excursions to Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast, touring a working coffee plantation, and visiting the capital of San José.


 TIANJIN, CHINA Study Abroad with Management and Marketing



SHANGHAI, CHINA Study Abroad with Art, Entertainment Industry and Business

Join Professor Chiong Yiao Chen, Dr. Robert Garfrerick and Dr. Bruce Gordon for an academic adventure to Shanghai and Nanjing, China during the intersession in May, 2014. Participants may earn a total of four to seven semester credit hours.  The Introduction to China course ( SA 197, 297, 397, 497, 597) for this study abroad program fulfills general elective requirements.


Those interested in studying abroad with the Art Department may contact: Ms. Chiong-Yao Chan at; or with Entertainment Industry Management email Dr. Robert Garfrerick at; or with Finance contact Dr. Bruce Gordon at

Nursing Study Abroad

This course is designed to give nursing students an opportunity for nursing students to gain first-hand knowledge of health, health care delivery, nursing education and cultural aspects in a country outside the United States. Students must, at a minimum, have successfully completed first semester nursing courses: NU 301, NU 302, and NU 305. Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed second semester nursing courses: NU 304, NU 306, and NU 308.


LONDON Study Abroad

View Buckingham Palace, investigate Westminster Abbey and experience the Globe Theatre for UNA credit during July. The UNA London Campus Program is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in undertaking substantial research in British Studies. Students live and work in historic Bloomsbury in Central London minutes from cultural, educational and historical sites known the world over. This one month, six-credit hour faculty-led experience takes London and its institutions as its classroom and allows students to be totally immersed in British culture and the scholarly life.


PARIS Study Abroad

Cruise the Seine River during Spring Break. Plus, explore the Louvre Museum, Montparnasse Tower, and the Royal Palace of Versailles. The program is a nine-day intensive visit to Paris, the capital of France. A particular effort has been made to balance cultural and educational experiences with typical tourist activities such as shopping and dining. The program includes daily European breakfast. Students will visit Paris attractions Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees and more.


PERU Study Abroad

Vist the Peruvian Amazon, Colonial Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Nazca Lines during a two week adventure in Peru with Drs. Infanger and Vance. Students may earn Foreign Language credit.




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