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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Fall Short Term, Spring, Spring Break, Spring Short Term, Spring-Fall, Summer, Winter
  • Restrictions: NC State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • 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 2021-2022 09/15/2021
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 09/15/2021
09/29/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Short Term 2022 10/15/2021
11/01/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Break 2022 10/15/2021
10/29/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 02/01/2022 02/15/2022 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 02/01/2022 02/15/2022 TBA TBA
Summer 2022 04/01/2022 04/15/2022 05/08/2022 08/14/2022
NOTE: Students should refer to the host institution for exact program dates and update their itinerary within the application accordingly.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance in 2 to 4 weeks.

Indicates that deadline has passed