Study Abroad and Campus Resources at UNH
This article was written based on the information and opinions presented by the University of New Hampshire Associate Director of Admissions, Karoline Goulart, in a CollegeVine livestream. You can watch the full livestream for more info.
The University of New Hampshire offers a wide variety of opportunities for growth, including study abroad. This article will give you an overview of these enriching programs and resources.
With over 250 study abroad programs within the US or across the world, the University of New Hampshire has a multitude of options. Your financial aid and merit scholarships travel with you, which will make the program of your choice affordable.
UNH students have studied on every continent minus Antarctica, and they really can go anywhere. Students can also fund their study abroad experience by conducting research at their host university — they even get a small stipend to use for fun while they’re abroad!
UNH’s campus and residential living spaces will enhance the growth you will have during your college experience. In terms of what campus feels like and how it’s laid out, the campus is set up in a bullseye pattern. All classes are held at the core of campus.
There are three residential areas just outside of the core, with dining halls at the center of each group of residences. The residential areas contain 27 residential halls in total, ranging from small halls with under 100 students to large ones with over 250 residents. Some halls are themed — a few of the options include a sport dorm, honors dorm, and the gender-inclusive hall.
The campus is very walkable, so getting from your residence hall to any classroom takes no more than 10 minutes. Walking from one end of campus to the other does not take much longer — only 15-20 minutes.
UNH is surrounded by over 100 acres of natural land as well. If you love the great outdoors, you will be able to enjoy cross country, skiing, jogging, hiking, and much more by simply walking to the edge of campus. For those who like water sports, Mendham Pond is about 10 minutes away. You can rent outdoor equipment from the UNH rec center, including bicycles, tents, kayaks, canoes, and cross country skis.
From cultural organizations to academic groups, UNH students have over 250 student organizations to choose from. A very random one that people seem to love is the Pizza Club. Every week, they talk about pizza, sample new pizza places, and just hang out. There’s also the Meeple and Cardboard Syndicate, which meets once a week in the Student Center to casually play card games and board games.
As can be seen from these examples, there are lots of different ways to be involved and active. UNH is not a school where students commute home super often, so if you’re looking for a close-knit, vibrant college town, UNH is that type of community.