Letter from your International Student Services Team

International Student Services Team

From left to right: Amy Mabery, Exchange Student Advisor; Tiffany Campbell, Programming Coordinator; Jen Fernandez-Villa, Degree Student Advisor.

Are you ready for the new adventure of UNCW?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by a big opportunity that you know you should be excited about? Last semester, I felt the same way about a two-week business trip I took to the Netherlands and Germany. I was excited about the trip, but I was also overwhelmed about the important work I'd miss (such as admitting new exchange students, registering students for classes, etc.). So what did I do? I asked for help!

My colleagues, Tiffany Campbell and Jen Fernandez-Villa (photos above), helped with my advising responsibilities while I was gone. Thanks to their help, I was able to be excited instead of stressed about my adventure!

In many ways, Jen, Tiffany, and I are providing you with the same type of support, so you can be excited rather than stressed as you prepare to study abroad at UNCW. We've broken down the things you need to know and do before you arrive into a clear step-by-step calendar with links (see the navigation on the right). We've also provided you with a fillable pre-arrival checklist to mark off tasks as you complete them.

So what happens when you've read through all this material but still can't find the answers? That is when you email me (Amy Mabery), and I'll be happy to help you as best I can.


Amy Mabery

International Exchange Student Adviser