Opportunities and Services for Students

Study Abroad

Study Abroad The benefits of study abroad are endless. This unique opportunity allows students to experience different places of the world firsthand. Earn UNC Charlotte credit for all approved academic coursework abroad and don't lose time toward graduation. Develop a deeper understanding of our global marketplace (it looks great on a résumé). Travel and see many other countries while abroad. Develop independence. Realize a dream! Form friendships that will last a lifetime. Learn a new language. Experience a new way of life. Learn more about Study Abroad.

Resources for International Students

Resources for International StudentsThe International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) provides information, services and programs that help international students achieve their individual educational and personal goals and that foster an appreciation for a culturally diverse learning environment in the larger University community. Learn how to access programs and services for international students.


International Enrichment Seminar

International Enrichment Seminar
The International Enrichment Seminar is a three-credit unit course designed to provide students new to UNC Charlotte with an overview of internationally-related resources and programs at the University and in the city, while exploring foundations of global perspectives and intercultural awareness. The seminar complements a broad range of introductory courses and can be applied to the Global Engagement Scholars Program. Learn more about the International Enrichment Seminar.

Global Gateways Program

Global Gateways Program
Students interested in learning more about different cultures, exploring international issues, engaging with the Charlotte international community, and having fun are encouraged to join the Global Gateways Program. The Global Gateways Program is a residential-based program designed to bring US domestic and international students together to share and learn about the world. The program is application based. Discover more about the Global Gateways Program.

Student Organizations with an International Focus

Student Organizations with an International FocusUNC Charlotte has a number of student organizations for international students or for students with an interest in non-U.S. languages and cultures. Participating in these organizations is a great way to connect with students from diverse backgrounds and to learn more about the world. Look at organizations in both the "International" and "Multicultural" student group categories. Learn more and get involved with student organizations.


GoinGlobal Job and Internship Resources

Going Global Database

Discover job and internship opportunities overseas and in the USA. GoinGlobal career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as: job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice, webinars, and much more. To access the GoinGlobal database you must have a valid UNC Charlotte NinerNET username and password.


DailyChatter Newsletter

DailyChatter NewsletterThe Office of International Programs has teamed up with DailyChatter, an international daily newsletter that curates some of the most interesting and important global developments and prepares a conversational, easy-to-read report designed to be read on your smartphone or any other digital device. DailyChatter is independent and non-partisan and your subscription is entirely free for as long as you are a student at the University. Learn how to subscribe. Back to top


International Coffee Hour

International Coffee HourInternational Coffee Hour is an opportunity for American students and international students to speak to one another and to interact. The focus is on giving international students a chance to practice their English speaking skills with native English speakers. It also provides a great opportunity for native English speakers to learn about other cultures and countries by having a conversation with an international student (or to just have fun meeting someone new!). Learn more and find the schedule for the next International Coffee Hour.

International Friendship and Culture Exchange Program

International Friendship and Culture Exchange ProgramThe International Friendship and Culture Exchange Program is an opportunity for American and international students to spend an hour together each week in interesting one-on-one conversation, sharing the ideas, customs and concerns of their respective countries. You and your partner will decide when you will meet and what you will talk about. You will be matched with someone who shares similar interests and notified by email with details of your first meeting. You will be provided with a list of great cross cultural conversation starters. Learn more about the International Friendship and Culture Exchange Program.

International Club

International Club The International Club welcomes both international and U.S. students and provides an opportunity to meet students from other countries and participate in social activities, trips, and other events. The mission of the International Club is to help international students get involved in American culture, and provide an opportunity for American students to open up to students from other countries. Learn more about the International Club.


Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society

Phi Beta DeltaPhi Beta Delta has as its purpose the recognition of experience in the areas of international education exchange and/or international scholarship. It also serves as a means for encouraging interdisciplinary interchange and as a catalyst for developing a network among faculty, students, and staff involved. Learn more about Phi Beta Delta, including how to be nominated for membership.


Global Village Learning Community

Global Village Learning Community The Global Village Learning Community is a one-year non-residential program designed to introduce freshmen to the phenomenon of globalization by means of social scientific study of societies and cultures. It is open to all students but will be of particular interest to students interested in any one of the social science majors such as Anthropology, History, Sociology, and Political Science, any student interested in pursuing a career that has a global dimension, or any student interested in other peoples and cultures. Learn more about Global Village.

Peace Corps

Peace CorpsThe Peace Corps works in emerging and essential areas such as information technology, business development, and contributing to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities. The Peace Corps provides students an opportunity not only to learn about the world, but to make it a better place. Learn more about the Peace Corps.


International Admissions

International AdmissionsEach year, almost 1,200 undergraduate and graduate international students choose the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for their academic studies. Students who wish to apply for undergraduate degree programs should begin by visiting the International Undergraduate Admissions website. Students interested in graduate admissions should visit the Graduate School Admissions website.


Intensive English Program / English as a Second Language

Intensive English Program / English as a Second Language The UNC Charlotte English Language Training Institute (ELTI) provides intensive English instruction for international students planning to attend U.S. universities as well as for those hoping to improve their general English skills. Since 1979, ELTI has been serving international students by providing quality English language instruction in a safe, friendly academic environment. Learn more about ELTI and how to apply.


Volunteer Opportunities for Students

Programs, Speakers, and Events The Office of International Programs welcomes student volunteers for various programs and events. Opportunities include volunteering to work at events such as the International Festival, serving as a conversation partner for international students, volunteering as an intern in the Study Abroad office, and more. Additional information on Volunteer Opportunities.


Programs, Speakers, and Events

Programs, Speakers, and EventsA wide variety of international programming is available throughout the year to all members of the campus community and the Charlotte region. Attend lectures by distinguished international speakers and speakers on international topics through our Great Decisions and International Speaker Series programs. Celebrate diversity and learn about the world though by participating in International Women's Day, International Education Week, and the International Festival events. Honor achievement in international education and scholarship though the UNC Charlotte Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Delta. Check out the details and scheduling.