Short-term Programs

Students participating in UNC Asheville’s faculty-led programs may use all types of financial aid for which the student qualifies, including federal, state, and UNC Asheville grants, scholarships, and/or loans.

Available Faculty-Led Summer 2019 programs are:

  • Management program going to Chile/Argentina
  • New Media program going to England France and Germany
  • China offering courses in ASIA and International Studies
  • Ecuador: From the Amazon to the Andes: Natural Resource Dilemmas, Community Actions, and Global Citizenship offering an LA 478 course and an Economics course
  • Ghana offering an LA 478 course and an Education course about West African Education
  • Ireland offering HUM 324 (Ireland: At the Intersection of Modernity) and ARTS 310 (The Art of the Travelogue)
  • Spain offering a Spanish and a Religious Studies course as well as a course on the Camino de Santiago and completing part of that pilgrimage

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Non-Exchange Programs

Students participating in programs other than the Exchange programs listed above may use federal and state grants, scholarships, and/or loans. These non-exchange programs include ISEP-Direct or other outside programs. UNC Asheville institutional scholarships and grants may not be used for these programs.

KSSP: South Korea – Students who participate on this program will earn 3 credits in Korean Studies. The KSSP program offers students an excellent opportunity to learn about Korean language and culture.  Students will also have the option to participate in a Teaching Practicum where they gain professional experience.  This type of cross-cultural experience will be highly beneficial to particpants’ cultivation of global citizenship.

Academic Programs International (API) – “API is committed to creating the best study abroad experience possible by offering comprehensive programs that complement and enhance the learning experience with cultural, volunteer, and travel opportunities. Find out more about the API difference and why we love what we do and why we do what we love.”

Academic Studies Abroad (ASA) – “Studying abroad is not about being a visitor in a new city, but about becoming part of that culture. We strongly encourage our students to not only see their host country, but to become a part of it by experiencing the customs, speaking the language and understanding the way of life. This will help you gain a cultural awareness achieved only by living and studying in another country.”

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) – “Founded in 1964, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) has more than 40 years of experience in organizing study abroad programs. We have helped more than one million participants realize their dream of international education and cultural exchange. AIFS provides study abroad programs in 19 countries: Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Turkey.”

CAPA International Education – “For nearly 40 years CAPA has provided students with the learning experience of a lifetime. CAPA programs take place at our strategically designed study centers in Beijing, Brussels, Florence, London,and Sydney. This means that we can shape every aspect of your program to meet your personal needs and ensure your study abroad experience is relevant to your city.”

CIDEF – So as to develop everyone’s knowledge and skills in the best conditions possible, every language class calls on state-of-the-art teaching techniques and methods. The CIDEF offers training in French language and culture, from A1 to C2 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) during the academic year divided into two semesters and summer (sessions July, August and September).

International Studies Abroad (ISA) –  “For twenty five years, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world. ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Panama, Peru, South Korea, and Spain.”

International Student Exchange Program – Direct – ISEP-Direct programs are open to students from any ISEP member institution. Click the link to find out what benefit packages (Tuition, Room and Meals) are offered for each Direct site.

Saitama University: Japanese Studies Summer Program – This 4-week intensive program will be conducted from June 11-July 6, 2018.

School for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad – “A pioneer in experiential, field-based study abroad, SIT Study Abroad provides academically engaging semester and summer programs in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East for undergraduate students.”