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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is an Education Abroad Experience Important?

Education Abroad is an academic experience which can set you apart from your peers and broaden your perceptions. You can add your experience to your resume which may be attractive to potential employers.

What is Terra Dotta?

The Terra Dotta Portal serves as the program navigation and application website for students and faculty engaging in global activities through the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) at the University of North Georgia.

How Much Will my Education Abroad Experience Cost?

Prices vary depending on program types, duration, location, and services. Summer programs are estimated around $1,500 to $10,000 and semester programs are estimated around $6,000 to $15,000.

How Do I Pay for My Education Abroad Experience?

Many students use financial aid and scholarships to pay for these opportunities.

For more information, see financing education abroad and scholarships.

Where Can I Go as Part of an Education Abroad Experience?

UNG has many partnerships around the world that offer students with ample academic options and destinations to choose from.

Use our program search guide to begin. 

Will Education Abroad Fit in my Plan of Study?

Students work with both their academic advisor and education abroad advisor to ensure that their program fits in their plan of study. Your advisor works with you to ensure you receive academic credit.

What Types of Programs are there?

There are three main programs under CGE: Study Abroad, International Internships and Military Abroad. Programs are also categorized by term length, region, and major/minor. 

You can explore these categories on the programs page or explore by searching.

Can Cadets Take Part in Education Abroad?

Yes. However, contracted cadets should speak to Terry Baumann, international & military program coordinator, for clarification on other requirements.

Is Education Abroad Safe?

UNG takes the health and safety of our students seriously and helps prepare them for their time abroad through advising and orientation sessions. The University of North Georgia utilizes the State Department Travel Advisories when determining risk abroad.

Do I Need a Passport?

Yes, students traveling abroad should apply for or renew their passport. For more information, visit the State Department site.

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