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Study in the UK with CofC Honors this summer!

CofC Honors in England and Wales
June 4th-10th: Charleston
June 11th-28th: England and Wales

Dr. John Newell, founding dean of the Honors College, and Dr. Trisha Folds-Bennett, current dean of the Honors College, are leading a study abroad trip that will look at British culture from Roman Britain to the present day, examining the interaction between history, art and architecture, literature, and the creation of myth, how the zeitgeist of era influences everything around it. We will focus in particular on three elements of Britain’s past that are at the core of British identity: King Arthur, Royal Britain and Parliament, and World War II.

More details are available on the program flyer.  Questions? Email us

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Course Info:

  • Course will count as a 3-credit hour HONS interdisciplinary course (old curriculum) OR a 3-credit hour HONS colloquium course (new curriculum)
  • Course also counts as a 3-credit hour humanities general education requirement
  • Optional: students can also complete an independent research project linked to the trip that can count as their Honors Immersed project

Important Dates:

Posted on January 30, 2019 in Study Abroad

Charles Latimer Jr. Psychology Student Travel Award

The Charles Latimer Jr. Psychology Student Travel Award is intended to fund travel to professional conferences to present original research on topics relevant to psychological science.

The application can be downloaded here. More information on Department of Psychology scholarships and awards is available here.

The deadline to apply for the travel award is noon on February 15, 2019. This award will cover travel from August 2018 through June 2019.

Posted on January 27, 2019 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

UNC-KCL Study Abroad Opportunity

What: Study abroad in the heart of London this summer. Take classes on the Kings College London campus by the River Thames and earn 6 credits in six weeks. In the first 3 weeks, students take a UNC course on Literature & Diplomacy taught by UNC Professor Ted Leinbaugh, alongside former British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Christopher Meyer. In the second 3 weeks, students take a course offered by KCL faculty, with subject offerings in security studies, sciences, literature, politics, history, global studies, film studies, and more.

You will learn about the latest policies on Brexit, international relations, and more, through scheduled briefings at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI, the world’s first defense policy think-tank), and other opportunities. This program is open to UNC and non-UNC students, undergraduate and graduate alike. Transatlantic Travel Scholarships are available!


When:  June 30 – August 11, 2019

To Apply: The Online Application for this program can be found here. The application deadline is February 10.

Please contact UNC Professor/Faculty Program Director Ted Leinbaugh for more information.

Posted on January 22, 2019 in Study Abroad

Do you want to travel to Riobamba, Ecuador for Spring Break?

MEDLIFE is a club on campus that gives students the opportunity to travel abroad during Spring Break (March 16-24) to work in low-income communities to provide medicine, education, and community development in a sustainable way. This opportunity is open to all students and students who go on the trip will assist local medical professionals in mobile clinics in various communities in Riobamba and will work side by side with community members on a community development project.

This trip gives students the opportunity to learn about the effects of poverty and how to help those living in poverty through sustainable volunteering. Students will also get a chance to explore the city of Riobamba to experience the culture of Ecuador. Spanish language skills are not required to go on the trip, but it is a great opportunity to practice what you know!

If you are interested in the trip and want to learn more, feel free to email to set up a meeting!

Posted on January 10, 2019 in Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement, Study Abroad

South Carolina Washington Semester Program

What: The Washington Semester Program (WSP) gives eligible juniors and seniors the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington DC, gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees. Students do not have to be political science majors to apply as the program is applicable for any major or career path.

To Apply: Please visit the program’s website or contact Program Director Julie Hutt at If you plan to apply, please arrange a meeting with Dr. Folds Bennett at to receive approval to apply and discuss how the program curriculum aligns with CofC Honors requirements.


The deadline to apply for Fall 2019 WSP is Thursday, February 14th 2019.

For more information, visit our page on this opportunity.

Posted on November 27, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Study Abroad

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