Low-Cost Programs

There are many factors to consider when choosing a study abroad program, from academics to cost. The Study Abroad Office offers programs all over the world where the cost to live and study is the same or less than the costs at NC State. The programs below are the most cost-effective at NC State.

To further offset the costs of study abroad, students should apply for scholarships, both from NC State and outside sources, as well as work with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid on other funding opportunities.

Summer Study Abroad Programs

Less than the cost of attendance at NC State
Bahamas: Biological Science on Andros Island
Belize: Global Health and Physiology

Within $1,000 of the cost of attendance at NC State
China: Chinese Language and Culture in Nanjing
Costa Rica: Sustainable Tropical Agriculture Production

Guatemala: Ethnographic Field School
Mexico: Culture, Language, and Service Learning for Educators
Mexico: Sustainability in Emerging Cultures

Within $1,600 of the cost of attendance at NC State
Austria: German Language and Culture in Vienna
Cuba: History, Environment, and Culture
Ghana: Globalization, Development, and Culture Change
Italy: Language and Culture in Perugia and Rome
Spain: Language, Technology, and Culture in Segovia
Thailand: Archaeological Field School

Semester Study Abroad Programs

Less than the cost of attendance at NC State
Pontificia Unversidade Catolica do Parana, Brazil
Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico
University of Seoul, South Korea

Within $1,000 of the cost of attendance at NC State
ESB Business School at Reutlingen University, Germany
Poland: Global STEM Semester
Seoul National University, South Korea
Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
Universitat Stuttgart, Germany
University of Tartu, Estonia
Universitat Ulm, Germany

Within $1,600 of the cost of attendance at NC State
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Fudan University, China
Jyvaskyla University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Lund University, Sweden
Namibia: Wildlife Aerial Observatory
University of Economics, Czech Republic
Universitat Mannheim, Germany
Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile
Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain


Study abroad costs are estimates based on tuition, housing, meals, airfare, visa fees, etc and are subject to change anytime. Comparisons are made using NC State cost of attendance (tuition, on-campus housing, meals, etc) as provided by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.