Many student-athletes at UNC have participated in global experiences – and you can too! In fact, your experiences in athletics may aid you greatly in making strong cultural connections and furthering personal growth during global opportunities.

Check out our Choosing a Global Experience page to begin exploring options that fit your needs based on your athletic schedule and academic plan. Short-term experiences during winter break or summer sessions may allow the most flexibility. Semester-long programs are also great options, especially in your off-season. While on your global experience, you can arrange to maintain your workout and nutrition regimen. Talk to your coaches and support staff before traveling to discuss how you might meet these needs in your host country.

Student-athletes interested in a global experience can start the conversation with your academic counselor from the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) on how a global experience can be programmed into your academic and athletic plans and review athletic eligibility. Also, visit the ASPSA Global Experiences page to learn more about some opportunities, as well see other student-athlete stories!