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international programs

We are located in:
118 Friday Annex

Mailing Address:
Maike Walbrecht, Director
UNCW ESL Program
Office of International Programs
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5965

Contact Us:
Phone: 910-962-7354
Fax: 910-962-4053


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Our Mission

"The English as a Second Language Program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is committed to providing support, intensive English language instruction, and various American cultural experiences to students that are learning English as a second language, which will empower them to become successful students in the mainstream classroom and productive members of the community."

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UNCW has a Conditional Admission policy for students who want to begin an undergraduate degree program at UNCW. Students must successfully finish a minimum of one full-semester ESL Program (additional semesters may be required to reach the necessary level of English) and achieve an acceptable TOEFL score.   Please contact the ESL Director to get more information about this or e-mail Maike Walbrecht.

  • Details and instructions for future scholarships can be found here.
  • Meet the Scholarship Recipients from current and past semesters!

Mailing Address:

Ms. Maike Walbrecht, Director
English As a Second Language
UNCW Office of International Programs
601 South College Road
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5965 USA

For those interested in Teaching English as a Second Language, please see the programs on the Watson School of Education web page.

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