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Study Abroad

Program Options

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, South Korea

Building at Sungkyunkwan UniversitySungkyunkwan University (SKKU) was founded over 600 years ago, and is one of Asia’s oldest institutions of higher learning. Students attending this program will have access to one of the most respected Library and Information Science programs in Asia. 

SKKU’s location in Seoul, along with the wealth of cultural activities planned for exchange students, provide students with the opportunity to have an immersive cultural experience in one of the world’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities. 

SKKU also offers an International Summer School, which is separate and different from the semester exchange. 

Language requirement: None
Minimum class standing requirement: Rising sophomore
Minimum GPA requirement: 2.7
Course Listing (for undergraduate semester)
Graduate semesters are handled on a case by case basis. Please meet with the your SILS advisor, SILS Student Services Manager, and SILS International Programs Coordinator to discuss course possibilities. Oftentimes, you will work closely with SKKU faculty to develop a schedule which pertains to your specific interests within IS or LS. 

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile

Photo of city in foreground and snow-covered mountains in backgroundThis program is primarily for master’s students. Undergraduates can participate, but will not have access to Information Processing and Management courses. More information in course listing links below. With that said, the Engineering school has some undergraduate courses related to Business Intelligence and Data Mining. 

Currently, there are over 20,000 students at UC enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs. According to, UC ranks as the 9th top university in all of Latin America in 2024. UC-Chile is located on four campuses in Santiago, the bustling capital city of Chile. Courses in Databases, Information Architecture, Information Retrieval, Social Media, and Natural Language Processing, are among a few of the offerings. As a southern hemisphere school, Chile’s semesters run from around February to July and August to December. 

Language requirement: 5 semesters of Spanish
Minimum class standing requirement: Junior
Minimum GPA requirement: 3.0 

Other Options 

National University of Singapore – School of Computing 

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 

Visit the Study Abroad Office website to view all programs. 


Students are encouraged to meet with their SILS advisor or student services manager to discuss course planning and degree timeline. 

Students should also meet with a study abroad advisor in the Study Abroad Office to discuss program logistics like housing and student life. To find the appropriate advisor and to schedule a meeting, visit the Study Abroad website. 

Course Credit 

Students who wish to study abroad are encouraged to talk with the SILS International Programs Coordinator. Study abroad credit transfer is not guaranteed and should be confirmed with SILS before beginning the exchange. 

The study abroad portal maintains a list of pre-approved courses 

Funding Resources 

SILS and UNC offer a number of competitive and noncompetitive funding options for undergraduate and graduate students. These can be used for field research, study abroad, international internships, conference participation, foreign language training and more. You may also wish to visit Study Abroad 101’s pageon the costs of study abroad, and for tips on how to reduce your costs.