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Conversation Partners

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.

Host Families

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.

Study Abroad Ambassadors

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

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!

International Student Organization

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.

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.