Why Global semesters


Leaders in Study Abroad
University of Nicosia Global Semesters is the study abroad (non-EU) unit of the University of Nicosia.  The University of Nicosia is the largest research university in southern Europe that teaches in English, and offers a broad range of degree programs in the humanities, sciences, business, medicine, law, engineering and architecture.
This unit was founded in 2004 and has helped thousands of students from hundreds of universities have life-changing study abroad experiences in Cyprus and at leading universities around the world.
To learn more about the University of Nicosia, please visit: UNIC.ac.cy
Local Expertise
We are local experts in the countries in which we operate and feel it is part of our responsibility to students to help them experience the deepest range of activities possible during their time abroad, while remaining in a meaningful academic context. We literally spend thousands of hours integrating our curricula and syllabi - down to the lesson plan level - with extensive co-curricular educational travel and cultural experiences. Where we are not the host institution (for our programs outside of Cyprus) we work with the host academic institution to select the knowledgeable and engaging faculty and outside the institution to set up special co-curricular travel and activities for students on our programs. Finally, we ensure that our programs execute with high operational quality in matters of safety and comfort.
Academic Heritage
The University of Nicosia Global Semesters' goal was to take our decades of experience with local and international students and combine it with international content knowledge in order to build programs that take North American students beyond the classroom and that are truly transformative.
Best Practices
We are committed to operating our programs at the forefront of best practices and standards in the field of education abroad. As active members of the Forum on Education Abroad, we believe that the quality and accountability of study abroad programs should be no less than that of any U.S. accredited institution. We strive to make sure that the standards of our programs is transparent to students, parents, and home institutions.
Where we are not the host institution (outside of Cyprus), we only partner with fully accredited and respected local colleges and universities to deliver U.S.-quality academics for our programs. The courses on our programs are taught by faculty from our host institutions, on the host institution campus, using the same syllabi and teaching modalities typically used by that institution. Our students are issued official student transcripts directly from the host institution. We emphasize academics because we believe academics are critical in providing the foundation and framework for understanding the experiential and travel components of our study abroad programs. We also design our programs to be compatible with academic credit requirements in the United States and will spend the time needed with our applicants to ensure that they can receive home institution academic credit for our programs.