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Study AbroadNorth Carolina Global Distinction Program


College of The Albemarle (COA) students may gain global experience by participating in any of the college’s study abroad trips. Typically each year, one trip occurs over winter break and involves a Latin American or Caribbean country while a summer trip may offer the opportunity to visit European countries. Partial student scholarships may be available for some trips. While students have the first right to participate, any available spots are open to faculty, staff and community members.

Get Prepared to Study Abroad

In preparation for study abroad, participants should have a current passport. Information on how to apply can be found at the U.S. Passports and International Travel website.
Health information and recommendations for international travelers can be found at the Traveler’s Health page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
A currency converter can provide an estimate of the value of the U.S. dollar when changed to foreign currency. Currency exchange rates change over time, so it’s a good idea to get an estimate when planning travel and also an updated estimate closer to departure.
Donations to support study abroad for students can be made by visiting the COA Foundation Make a Gift page. Under “Designation,” choose “Other” and then type “Study Abroad” in the other designation box. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.


For more information on study abroad, visit COA’s Study Abroad Facebook™ page or contact the Study Abroad Coordinator:

  • Edwards, Brian

  • Chair, Social Sciences Department, Associate Professor, History

  • Elizabeth City Campus: A 234

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2206