Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad for a semester or year

Magellan Exchange

The Magellan Exchange offers opportunities to study abroad for a semester or an academic year, as well as offers some summer and short-term programs. Bachelor and master level students are welcome to participate. Program options and academic calendars vary by location.

Partner Universities

UNA has a variety of partner universities abroad where students can study for a semester or an academic year. Bachelor and master level students are welcome to participate. Program options and academic calendars vary by location. Tuition and fees will be paid at UNA. Room and board will typically be less than you would pay for a dorm at UNA.

Contact: Lina Barragan-Novoa: 



Costa Rica
Dominican Republic

Affordable Summer Study Abroad

In addition to semester and year-abroad, UNA students can also participate in summer programs in Europe offered by the Magellan Exchange. These programs are incredibly affordable! This is a great opportunity to find out how exciting and transformative study abroad can be. Don’t miss out! Click here for information regarding locations, times, and prices.

UNA Faculty-Led, Short-Term Programs

ZIMBABWE Study Abroad

Come and study in Zimbabwe with the College of Education and Human Sciences next Summer! All Elementary and Secondary Education majors are welcome to join and will receive potentially 6 credit hours towards his/her degree.


  • Dates for 2018: TBD
  • Cost: TBD
  • Application deadline: TBD
  • Scholarships available: TBD
  • Scholarship deadline: TBD
  • ContactDr. Leah Whitten (

CHINA Study Abroad


Program Site: Tianjin, China; Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine  

                     Florence, Alabama; University of North Alabama

Program Dates: May 11- June 1, 2018

Program Director: Dr. Lynn Aquadro, Anderson College of Nursing

Program Cost (Estimated): $3,500 (-Scholarship) = < $1,800

The estimated cost covers UNA tuition (1 credit), room and board, airfare, field trips, visa fee, and travel insurance. (Additional cost for 3 hr. course)

Scholarship and Financial Aid:Students are eligible to apply for the $1,600 study abroad scholarship at

Program Description: The purpose of this program is to provide UNA students with a unique  opportunity to study 1) Chinese language and culture, 2) basic instruction of traditional Chinese medicine, 3) Chinese perspectives of nursing and health care, and 4) introduction of Qigong and tai-chi exercise.

During the intense 3-week living and studying in China, you will acquire first-hand knowledge and experience about China, Chinese people, Chinese culture, and Chinese traditional medicine practices and healthcare systems.  You will gain an experiential insight that you can draw upon for the rest of your life; an insight you would not likely gain otherwise. The program will include a two-day field trip to Beijing, the Capital City of China, including visits to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square. 

Academic Credits: Students may earn 1-3 credits which will be counted as electives with prior approval of his/her faculty advisor:

NU 499SA (1-3): Healthcare Systems and Nursing in Other Countries

Eligibility: All UNA students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students) with one full-time semester at UNA and a 2.5 GPA may apply. 

Host University: Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and University North Alabama  Classes will be conducted in English or Chinese with English translations by host university professors.

Housing: On-campus Residence Halls at the host university.

Program Requirement: Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation (Jan. 25th, 2018)  2:30 pm                                        

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018         

What if I don't have a passport?

Are scholarships available?

When is the mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting?

Watch this helpful slideshow for a quick introduction to what needs to do be done before traveling. You'll need Microsoft PowerPoint to watch this file.