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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Fall Short Term, Spring, Spring Break, Spring Short Term, Spring-Fall, Summer, Winter
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  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
NC State Students Only: Yes Minimum GPA: 2.0
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Independent Study Click here for a definition of this term Provider: Independent, NC State
Program Description:

Independent Study Abroad

This application is intended for students who plan to travel independently and who have made special arrangements with a faculty member to earn academic credit for an NC State course. This may include credit-bearing internships, research, and/or service learning.

By registering with the Study Abroad Office, students will have access to the following direct benefits:

  • individualized assistance from the Study Abroad Office in an emergency,
  • low-cost, comprehensive international health insurance*,
  • Study Abroad Office scholarships, and
  • a transcript notation indicating their international experience

Alternate Enrollment Options:

Term of Enrollment: Students should complete the Independent Study Abroad Application to match the term of the related course enrollment, even if that term is different than the time period spent abroad. For example, if a student is going abroad over the summer, but getting Independent Study Abroad credit during the Spring semester, then they should complete a Spring-Short Term Independent Study Abroad application for our office. If you are unsure, please contact our office before beginning the application.

Course examples include: 

  • MIS 651 Internship in International Studies
  • ARS 498 Independent Study in Arts Studies
  • ARC 289 Architectural Travel Study

Independent study is usually arranged between an NC State faculty member and an NC State student and does not go through any formal institutional review or approval process. However, if students intend to earn independent study credit from travel in a country with a current U.S. Department of State Travel Warning, they must petition the Study Abroad Office to request special approval. Students must meet with their study abroad advisor to discuss their intended plans and initiate the petition process.

Insurance: All NC State students going abroad on any university-affiliated travel are required to purchase the UNC System Study Abroad Health Insurance policy for the period of study abroad. Information on cost and coverage can be found on the Study Abroad Office webpage on Insurance. Students will be enrolled in coverage based on the dates submitted in the Independent Study Abroad application questionnaire. Students should review the insurance policy for more details, including billing, cost and covered benefits. Additional insurance coverage for before or after program dates can be arranged by the student after being enrolled in the policy and receiving the insurance card. 

Has the deadline has passed above or still not sure what to do? Contact the Study Abroad Office and request an application. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2022-2023 09/15/2022
09/22/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 09/15/2022
09/29/2022 TBA TBA
Spring-Fall 2023 10/15/2022
10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring Break 2023 10/15/2022
11/01/2022 TBA TBA
Spring Short Term 2023 10/15/2022
11/01/2022 TBA TBA
Fall Short Term 2023 02/01/2023
02/15/2023 TBA TBA
Fall 2023 02/01/2023
02/15/2023 TBA TBA
Summer 2023 03/15/2023 04/01/2023 TBA TBA

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