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).

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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

  • Southern hospitality

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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

  • Small 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

Find the tuition fees for the Gap Year program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington found here.

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.

Do you have questions about the Gap Year at UNCW? Contact the European Office of UNCW in Darmstadt:

Programs at University of North Carolina, Wilmington:

Semester Abroad > 

You can start your semester abroad at UNC Wilmington in North Carolina, USA, either in August or January each year. During your semester abroad your will take 5 courses.

Semester Abroad in the USA

Bachelor degree > 

Studying at the east coast of the US offers you great opportunities: amazing cities, well-known universities and interesting sights draw our attention to America’s east coast.

Bachelor in the USA

Master degree  > 

A Master’s degree in the US provides even more benefits: fluent English skills, an international network and profound insights into the American way of life.

Master in the USA

MBA Program > 

Two universities, two countries: The unique MBA program of UNCW combines travel, adventure and cultural experience coupled with academic excellence.

MBA in the USA

Language Programs > 

A good command of English is essential in today’s working world. Unfortunately, English learned in school hardly suffices when it comes to more in-depth.

Language Programs at UNCW

Gap Year > 

The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers you a wide range of courses and subject areas for a Gay Year in the USA – ideal for your orientation after school.

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Downloads and further information

Brochures and forms:

Please find more information as well as forms and guides for your study abroad term at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) in the US below: