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Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, November 3rd | Burney Center | 10 AM - 2 PM

Join the Office of International Programs for our Study Abroad Fair! Discover all of the places where you can take classes, intern, participate in service learning, or conduct research abroad. With over 1,000 programs in more than 50 countries, there is something to fit everyone's academic, financial, linguistic, cultural, and personal needs. Tune in each day for information on programs, to speak with the study abroad alumni and advisors, and to find the right program for you! 

Global Citizen Student Award

The Office of International Programs has created a Global Citizen Student Award to recognize students who demonstrate a commitment to internationalization and global engagement at UNCW. The recipient will receive $750, as well as other recognition.

2019-20 Recipient & Winning Project: Matthew Fleming

2017-18 Award

International Education Week

A joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that was launched in 2000 as an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Study Abroad Ambassadors

Share your passion for studying abroad! At the start of each academic term, education abroad returnees will be invited to apply to the Ambassador Program. Ambassadors assist the Office of International Programs with promoting education abroad and preparing future participants.

Conversation Partners - English Language Center

Being a conversation partner to an international student is a great way to make international friendships and expand your horizons. Conversation partners meet with their student for 3 hours per week during the semester.

Community Host Program

Community Hosts play an important role in easing their students' transition to campus while also providing them an opportunity to engage with American culture in a way they might otherwise not have access to on a traditional college campus. Similarly, students enrich the lives of community hosts through meaningful connection, oftentimes leading to life-long relationships. Click here to learn more. 

International Student Mentor Program

The International Programs Student Mentor program pairs returning UNCW students with new international students. The relationship helps new international students acclimate to UNCW and provides returning UNCW students a global experience without leaving Wilmington! Click here to learn more. 

International Student Organization (ISO)

An international organization that invites membership from all international and U.S. students. The ISO provides fun events, outings and social gatherings as a way of integrating international students in the life of UNCW and the surrounding community. For more information, contact 

Intercultural Festival (i-Fest)

UNCW’s annual Intercultural Festival is a celebration of world cultures featuring music and dance, food, art and informational booths representing more than 25 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. Click here to learn more. 


The Office of International Students and Scholars organizes events and activities to foster internationalization on campus. Click here to learn about our upcoming events.