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Preparing for International Travel

SPECIAL ALERT

Consistent with UNC System guidance, Carolina is prohibiting university-affiliated travel outside the state of North Carolina. Please see the Carolina Together Roadmap for Fall 2020 and the resources below for additional guidance.


Below you’ll find resources and recommendations to help plan your international travels. If you are traveling for University-affiliated study, research or business, please also review UNC’s travel requirements and policies before planning your trip.

Travel Outside the U.S.

Please visit our page on travel outside the U.S. for additional information about:

  • Guidance for student and first-time travelers
  • U.S. Department of State resources
  • Traveler health and safety
  • Discrimination and accessibility

U.S. passport holders seeking information about on-campus passport renewal should visit our page about the UNC Global Passport Drive.

Carolina undergraduate students looking for study abroad opportunities for academic credit should visit the Study Abroad Office.

International students and scholars looking for visa guidance for travel outside the United States should contact International Student and Scholar Services.

Staff and faculty seeking information about international protocol while traveling on University business should visit our protocol page or contact Melissa McMurray, international liaison officer, at melissa_mcmurray@unc.edu or +1.919.537.3675, for guidance.

Travel to the U.S.

Admitted international students and scholars of the University seeking guidance about traveling to the U.S. for coursework and research should contact International Student and Scholar Services.

UNC staff and faculty looking for guidance on hosting international visitors and delegations should visit our page on protocol for international visits or contact Melissa McMurray, international liaison officer, at melissa_mcmurray@unc.edu or +1.919.537.3675.

International students looking to study abroad at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill should consult the Study Abroad Office’s page on studying abroad at UNC.

Prospective international students looking to apply for admission to the University should contact either the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate School.

Potential collaborators at universities and organizations around the world seeking information about how to partner with UNC-Chapel Hill should read our philosophy on institutional partnerships or contact the person, office, or department you wish to collaborate with directly. A full listing of UNC’s departments and schools can be found on unc.edu.