The Department of Romance Studies strongly encourages all of its students, and especially its majors and minors, to participate in a study abroad experience. Study abroad opportunities are available in a variety of locations for a summer term, a semester, or a full year.

Studying in another country is a challenging, life-changing, and never-forgotten experience. In addition to providing the opportunity for a full immersion experience, the benefits of studying in a foreign environment include an accelerated rate of maturation and self-discovery; an increased ability to examine one’s values, beliefs, and preconceptions; and a more sophisticated worldview through greater inter-cultural understanding. Many students who study abroad also find themselves pursuing career paths they had not considered, or even knew existed, before going abroad.

To learn more, go directly to UNC’s Study Abroad website at