Holi Moli by Kearney Ferguson. Students at UNC participate in Holi Moli last spring.
Holi Moli by Kearney Ferguson. Students at UNC participate in Holi Moli last spring.

Some of your biggest hesitations about going abroad may be based in confusion about what happens while you’re away. It can be hard to leave behind friends and family or to try and figure out how to manage the bills stacked up upon bills, but it’s not impossible to successfully juggle it all. This section will give you some tips on keeping up with your responsibilities while also ensuring that your relationships don’t suffer. Plus, it will help you think way ahead about what you can expect when you return from your time abroad.

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Campus Life

Hey you. Yeah, you. You’re VP of your favorite club, two time champs of that football intramural league, and part-time card swiper at the SRC….

Family

Are you worried about leaving your partner/spouse, children, or family member behind? What will happen if you miss major holidays? If you’re the primary caretaker…

Health

If you’re living in a different country and have the misfortune of getting seriously sick or sustaining an injury, what should you do? Will you…

Lost Wages

If you work during the school year and/or during the summer and need that money to help cover your expenses and the rising cost of…

Maintaining Relationships

Going abroad may mean leaving behind your girlfriend/boyfriend/loverfriend/partner/spouse, or it may mean parting ways with a really close-knit group of friends. While it may not…

Rent & Bills

Ok, great. You’re ready to go abroad, but what do you do about your apartment and all those bills that are in your name? Well,…

Returning to UNC

While you’re off soaking up the culture of another place, everyone else will be planning for the next semester in Chapel Hill. So, how do…