UNCG students and teachers from the Shanghai Experimental School visit Old Shanghai. From left to right: Yun Wu, Nyomi Hemphill, Shameeka Wilson, Julie Greenwood, Christina Santiago, Aliyah Ruffin and Xuan Zhou.

Uncovering history at an archaeological field school in Greece. Learning Spanish through community engagement in Costa Rica. Exploring nature, art and the human experience in Wales.

This summer, more than 200 UNCG students studied abroad in 14 countries across the globe through UNCG’s International Programs Center (IPC). IPC offered 17 faculty-led programs, as well as international exchange opportunities with the center’s partner universities.

For Spartans, study abroad is an opportunity to not only gain academic credit, but to experience different cultures and new ways of thinking, become more independent and build new friendships.

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Originally published July 26, 2017. Written by Alyssa Bedrosian. Photography provided by Shameeka Wilson.

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