Study Abroad Programs

Below is an explanation of the study abroad options available to you. Researching programs can be done using our online search programs function or by visiting the Robert G. LeBlanc International Resource Library in Hood House 203. You can also visit this CIE Google map to view where programs are located around the world. If you cannot find a program that meets your academic and personal interests, please review the Individual Study Abroad Policy and make an appointment to meet with a study abroad advisor.

UNH Exchange Programs

UNH partners with select foreign universities to provide a unique exchange opportunity to students from UNH and abroad. Students from UNH enjoy the opportunity to study abroad while paying UNH tuition and the foreign university's housing and fees. Incoming exchange students provide the UNH community an opportunity to expand our global knowledge and enrich our classroom environment with diverse perspectives.

  • Direct enrollment in specially selected partner institutions abroad; also known as a reciprocal student exchange
  • Suitable if you are more independent and would like a full-immersion experience
  • All courses, programs and services are administered and delivered by the foreign university
  • Some programs are restricted to certain majors and/or have additional eligibility requirements
  • Offered for academic year or fall/spring semester
  • Pay UNH tuition, plus program fees

UNH Approved Programs

  • Developed, managed and administered by professional third-party providers or universities abroad
  • Suitable if you would like to study abroad with other Americans and/or international students
  • Include additional student services, such as accommodations, orientation, excursions, and on-site coordination
  • Have met UNH criteria as determined by the UNH University Committee on Study Abroad
  • Some programs have additional eligibility requirements
  • Offered for academic year, fall, spring or summer
  • No UNH tuition; instead, you will pay the Program Provider's program fees, plus some UNH fees.

UNH Managed Programs

UNH offers a variety of study abroad programs that are developed and administered by UNH faculty or staff. If you are interested in a UNH managed program, please contact the program administrator directly.

  • Directed and administered by UNH faculty either on-site or from Durham/Manchester
  • Suitable if you would like to study abroad with other UNH students
  • Courses aligned with UNH curricula, making it easy to fulfill UNH Major, Minor and/or General Education/Discovery requirements
  • Some programs are restricted to certain majors and/or have additional eligibility requirements
  • Offered for  academic year, fall/spring semester, summerJanuary-term or  short-term programs  during spring break and summer
  • Pay UNH tuition, plus program fees

Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

  • UNH faculty-led, short-term programs are offered during January Term, spring break and summer.
  • Short-term programs work a little differently, so please review the Short-term Study Abroad Policy.

Individual Study Abroad

Review the full Individual Study Abroad Policy online. If you cannot find a program that meets your academic requirements, two options remain:

  • Petition to CIE to have a non-approved program granted a Study Abroad One-time Approval, or
  • Officially withdraw from UNH for the term abroad and petition to transfer the credit after the program concludes.