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Explore the Global Partnerships and International Education

Our mission is to develop UNCW's international dimension through cultural events and activities, education abroad programs, services for international students and scholars, support for faculty teaching, research, and scholarship abroad, and engagement with the local community. We foster international partnerships to create opportunities for student, faculty, and staff exchanges, as well as realize resources to further the internationalization of UNCW and the surrounding community.

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STEM Designated Programs

UNCW offers undergraduate and graduate programs with CIP codes that make F-1 visa holders on Optional Practical Training eligible to apply for a two-year STEM OPT extension.

International Programs’ Angela Luedke Named NAFSA RISE Fellow

Angela Luedke is one of 11 international education professionals to receive a prestigious NAFSA RISE Fellowship.

Michael Wilhelm Receives Prestigious Fulbright Specialist Award  

Michael Wilhelm, associate provost for global partnerships and international education, received a Fulbright Specialist Program award from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Wilhelm will travel to France later this month to launch his project at the ESSCA School of Management.

UNCW’s Wilhelm Treks to Taiwan Through Fulbright International Seminar

Associate Provost for Global Partnerships and International Education traveled to Taiwan as part of a Fulbright for an International Education Administrators Seminar.

Eden Briley Receives 2023 Global Citizen Student Award

This scholarship rewards students that are committed to internationalization at UNCW. Eden Briley's video connects her time abroad at University of Stirling in Scotland with her international experiences at UNCW. Her global engagement on campus ranged from being an International Student Mentor as well as a conversation partner for the English Language Center.

Eden Briley Receives 2023 Global Citizen Student Award

Intercultural Festival

Coming this Fall! UNCW’s annual Intercultural Festival (iFest) is a celebration of world cultures featuring music and dance, food, art, and informational booths representing more than 25 countries. iFest fosters a sense of global community and promotes cultural understanding and appreciation.

Sammy Seahawk Intercultural Festival

International Education Week

November 6, 2024, UNCW hosts activities and events for students and the local community during the national celebration of International Education Week (IEW). This joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is celebrated in over 100 countries to demonstrate the importance of international educational experiences.

Diwali Lights Festival

UNCW Receives Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award

UNCW was one of three recipients of NAFSA’s prestigious 2021 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Internationalization. UNCW was recognized for its “FYSA in the UK” program, designed especially for freshmen who are admitted in the spring semester.

Seahawk Statue Night
TransAtlantic Business School Alliance (TABSA)

TABSA Graduation

TransAtlantic Business School Alliance (TABSA) 2023 graduation

Contact International Programs

Phone: (910) 962-7521
Fax: (910) 962-4053

601 S. College Road
Hoggard Hall, Rooms 149-170
Wilmington NC 28403