JCU Global Experience Exchange Destinations University of North Carolina Greensboro

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Biomedicine, Biology, Business, Education, Environmental Practice, Environment and Geoscience, Information Technology, Languages, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Work, Sports and Exercise Science
Course Language(s) English
Average Credit Load 12 Credits
Semester dates Fall August - December
Winter January - May

About the University

University of North Carolina—Greensboro is a public institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,281, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 210 acres. UNCG is located in the central part of the state, about midway between Washington and Atlanta.

Undergraduates at UNCG can choose from more than 100 academic programs, and graduate students can choose from more than 60 degree programs, including those in the Bryan School of Business and Economics and the renowned student counseling and personnel services program in the School of Education. UNCG also offers highly ranked master's programs in the fields of health and library and information studies.


Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

Greensboro is a city in North Carolina. The Greensboro Science Center houses red pandas, sharks and a hands-on museum. Nearby, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park has displays on the American Revolution. Video re-enactments and interactive exhibits trace the civil rights struggle at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The Bog Garden is a wetlands area with flowers, birds and an elevated boardwalk.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information on courses available, visit the UNCG website.


On-campus housing is available to exchange students. Most on-campus accommodations are shared double rooms (except student apartments). Linen and towels not included.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs. The estimated cost of living for one semester including on-campus accommodation is USD 3,300. This does not include meals (USD 1,850), health insurance (USD 1,300), textbooks and supplies (USD 300-600), and transport and spending (USD 150-300).

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

Exchange Students will enter the United States on a J-1 visa status. In order to receive their J-1 visa, they will be issued an acceptance letter and a DS20-19 Certificate of Eligibility once they have successfully applied and been accepted to the Exchange Program.

United States visa requirements vary depending upon the country of origin. Consult with your local US Embassy or Consulate.

See the US Department of State Information on J-1 visas for more detailed information.

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