Going Abroad after School? – Gap Year in the USA
Gap Year in the United States!
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Are you done with school and you still don’t know exactly what you want to study? Are you fascinated by traveling and discovering new countries? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers you a wide range of courses and subject areas – ideal for your orientation after school without having to decide directly on a study program for the next three years. Choosing a Gap Year, you can get a taste of university life in the USA!
Gap Year in the USA – Program Structure
Study programs UNCW are divided into semesters (ca. 6 months). So you can start your gap year experience either in mid-August or at the beginning of January (e.g. after an internship).
Courses at UNCW
At UNCW, you can take up to 6 courses in one semester, but a minimum of 4 courses is required. Here you can choose from many exciting areas such as: Psychology, Business, Education, Astronomy, Languages, Sociology, Geography, Chemistry, Physical Education etc. Together with American students you have the chance to learn in a great environment and you are free to choose from the entire course program UNCW! You can choose from over 120 study programs in total.
Spending a Gap Year in North Carolina at UNCW, you will be more confident about what fields of study suit you and which specialization are of interest to you. After successfully completing your Gap Year program, you will receive your official transcript and, ideally, you can have the credits you earned from your Gap Year transferred to your future university in Europe – or you decide to continue studying in the USA and go straight to the second undergraduate year at UNCW.
Living at UNCW
During your Gap Year in the USA, you will have the opportunity to live on the large UNCW campus. As an international student, you are even guaranteed a place in your desired dormitory. Only 15 minutes away from the famous Wrightsville Beach, you can immerse yourself directly in student life and get the opportunity to build up a wide network of international friendships and contacts and meet new people right away.
Is a Gap Year at UNCW right for you?
– Yes, the Gap Year experience at UNCW is perfect for you if you
want to gain an academic and professional perspective
want to improve your English skills
want to make your resume more individual
want to orientate yourself towards a study program
want to experience what it means to live in the United States
Is Wilmington, North Carolina, the right place for Your Gap Year?
– Yes, Wilmington is the ideal city for your Gap Year because it offers:
A very high quality of life
Numerous sports and leisure opportunities
Close proximity to the beach
Is UNCW the right university for your Gap Year?
– Yes, UNCW is the optimal university for your gap year, because it is characterized by:
Huge choice of courses and classes
International flair + good weather
A secure campus in breathtaking surroundings
Comprehensive support during the application process and on site
Accommodation options on campus, meals included
Excellent learning atmosphere
Tuition fees and funding at the UNCW
With your student visa of category J-1, which you need for a Gap Year at UNCW, you can work on campus during the lecture period to finance your studies. In addition, each year we award multiple scholarships from the European Office of ICMS, organize competitions with cash prizes and support our students with further actions.