International Faculty and Staff Association

On-Campus Resources

Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)

OISS is an important resource for visa questions relevant to UNCW staff and faculty. Please visit their website to find useful information. In addition, OISS holds various events and programs. See highlighted events below:

  • iFest: UNCW’s annual Intercultural Festival is a celebration of world cultures featuring music and dance, food, art and informational booths representing more than 40 countries. The booths are staffed by UNC Wilmington international students, faculty and staff, and members of the community. UNCW’s iFest fosters a sense of global community and promotes and encourages cultural understanding and appreciation.

Other helpful on-campus resources:

UNCW Faculty and Staff Resources
Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Faculty and Staff Meal Plans
UNCW Events
UNCW Onboarding: Information about moving to Wilmington
Hurricane Preparedness

Off-Campus Resources

International Themed Restaurants and Cafes*

Far From France
Little Asia Bistro
Southern Thai
Our Crêpes and More
Double Happiness
Genki Sushi


International Themed Grocery Stores*

African Caribbean Market and More
CB Seafood and Meat Market - Middle East, Asian, and Latin America staples; Halal
Saigon Market
World Market


Meetup Groups*

Wilmington Spanish Meetup Group
Italian Heritage, Culture, and Language Group
Wilmington Japanese Language and Culture Meetup Group
German Austrian Social Group
Explore additional Wilmington Meetup Groups


Other Community Resources*

Coastal Carolina Chapter of the United Nations Association
Sister Cities Association of Wilmington
WHQR Community Calendar


*Not an exhaustive list