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With careful academic planning, undergraduate students are able to study abroad for a semester.

First semester sophomore year or second semester sophomore year is often the open window for College of Education undergraduate students to spend a semester abroad.

Review the chart below for your semester study abroad window based on your major.  This does not take into consideration any minors you may have.

Elementary EducationSophomore Year – Fall
Middle Grades Language Arts & Social StudiesSophomore Year – Fall or Spring or Junior Year – Fall
Mathematics EducationSophomore Year – Spring or Junior Year – Fall
Science EducationSophomore Year – Fall
Technology, Engineering & Design EducationSophomore Year – Spring
Technology, Engineering & Design: Graphics CommunicationSophomore Year – Fall or Spring or Junior Year – Fall

Generally speaking, courses like Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Humanities, Social Sciences and Educational Psychology are best to save to take abroad.

Speak with your Academic Advisor right away about your interest in study abroad and how to save courses for your study abroad semester.

NC State European Center in Prague

Situated in the center of Europe, Prague has a rich culture and history that students have the opportunity to explore while taking NC State classes.

NC State in Italy: Semester at Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute

Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) is one of the most distinctive and well-established study abroad institutions in Italy. Students may choose from 600 different courses in 39 subject areas, which are taught in English at LdM’s three locations: Florence, Rome and Tuscania.

United Kindgom: University of Leeds

Leeds, the third largest city in the United Kingdom, is situated on the banks of the River Aire in northern England, within easy reach of the natural beauties of the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors, and the Pennines.

NC State in Australia: University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s top research universities. North Terrace, in the cultural heart of the city of Adelaide is the main campus and site of most teaching and research facilities.

South Africa: Stellenbosch University

Nestled between picturesque mountains in the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch University is located in the Western Cape province of South Africa, in the most southern part of Africa. The University is about 50 km from Cape Town.

Stellenbosch University