There are many opportunities for SILS students to enjoy an international experience while studying at UNC.  Gaining an international perspective on your studies adds an invaluable depth to your understanding of many issues and points of view that are important in the world today.  International students who wish to study here at UNC-SILS should refer to the graduate and undergraduate program information pages for instructions on how to apply.  


For undergraduate students, the UNC Study Abroad office offers opportunities at hundreds of institutions around the world to study for a summer, semester, or whole academic year.


For students who want to spend a longer time in an international setting, SILS provides semester-long study abroad opportunities at four universities in Europe. These opportunities are open to SILS students only.

The schools that SILS has formal study abroad agreements with are:
In addition, UNC at Chapel Hill has formal university ties with approximately 75 other universities -- many of them with library and information science schools -- where SILS students can spend a semester studying abroad. In most cases, a student pays UNC tuition and becomes a regular student in the overseas institution. Benefits include low cost for in-state students, full immersion into the host culture and a wide range of subjects and courses from which to choose. Credit received for the classes appear as transfer credit on the student's transcript.
Students who wish to enjoy an international education experience while studying at SILS are encouraged to talk to Prof. Barbara Moran, SILS international coordinator, at or (919) 962-8067.


In partnership with Charles University in Prague and University College London in London, SILS offers summer seminars in London and Prague lasting two weeks. These seminars offer practicing library professionals and students from any LIS school a chance to explore the cultural heritage of two of Europe's most vibrant, historic, and culturally rich cities. Graduate students attending an LIS school can take these seminars for credit.