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Develop and Lead Short-term Study Abroad Programs

Develop and Lead Short-term Study Abroad ProgramsThe Office of Education Abroad (OEA) works with faculty to develop short-term, for credit study abroad programs to nearly any destination on the globe. OEA staff will work with you throughout the development, implementation, and return process. Faculty program directors have the opportunity to enhance student education with international experiences and can be compensated for their work as program directors. To learn more about this opportunity, contact the OEA Coordinator of Short Term Programs at Back to top

Faculty & Staff International Travel Resources

Faculty and Staff International Travel Guide The Office of International Programs (OIP) is committed to supporting our faculty and staff with initiatives to increase our international connectedness and global awareness at UNC Charlotte and around the world. The information provided on the faculty & staff international travel page is designed to provide resources to assist you with your upcoming travels. Resources include information about export control, insurance, technology usage, country/culture guides, general travel protocol, and more! Access our resources to learn more. Back to top

International Faculty Travel Grants

International Faculty Travel Grants The Office of International Programs awards small grants to assist faculty with international travel. Priority is given to faculty members whose travel enhances the internationalization of the University, either through teaching, research, program initiation or development, or the building or strengthening of linkages with other institutions of higher learning. Click here to apply or to learn more about International Faculty Travel Grants. Back to top


Faculty Exchanges

Faculty Exchanges Faculty are encouraged to work with the OIP staff in exploring and applying for a wide range of international exchange opportunities. These include the Fulbright Exchange Program, reciprocal department exchanges, and exchanges based on agreements between UNC Charlotte and foreign institutions of higher learning. Click here to learn more about faculty exchanges opportunities. Back to top


Kingston Resident Director Application

Kingston University Logo On a periodic basis the Office of International Programs invites tenured faculty to apply for the Resident Faculty Director position at our longstanding partner, Kingston University London in Kingston upon Thames, a Royal Borough of London. View the Kingston Resident Director web page to learn more about the program and application cycle. General questions can also be directed to Director of the Office of Education Abroad Brad Sekulich at Back to top


International Enrichment Seminar

International Enrichment SeminarThe 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. Faculty, staff and community members interested in learning more or in being involved with the seminar should visit International Enrichment Seminar web page or contact Dr. Joe Hoff at Back to top

Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright Scholar Program
The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). The Program offers U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars. Visit the Fulbright Scholar Program webpage. Back to top


Country-Culture Workshops

Country-Culture WorkshopsThe Office of International Programs (OIP) at UNC Charlotte is proud to present a new program of Country-Culture Workshops to enrich cultural understanding. Programs will include exploration of a specific country, such as the language, etiquette, cultural norms, political history, and other key nuances unique to the selected country. Each year, a new country will be selected to showcase the rich nuances of the country and culture. All faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to participate in the workshops in order to enhance further learning and strengthen relationships between our US community members and students from another country. Learn more. Back to top

Cultural Ambassador Program

Cultural Ambassador ProgramThe Cultural Ambassadors program provides faculty with the opportunity to have a panel of international students visit their classroom and engage with their students in a planned question and answer session and discussion moderated by a member of the International Student and Scholar Office staff. This is an excellent way for faculty to add an additional international component to a course and to provide students with a firsthand opportunity to learn about the culture and experiences of students from other countries. To learn more, send an email to intlsso@uncc.eduBack to top

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 serves 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. Back to top


International Travel Insurance for Faculty

International Travel Insurance for FacultyUNC Charlotte faculty who are planning to travel internationally are advised to purchase international travel insurance through the Office of Education Abroad. Please visit the International Insurance section of our website for enrollment details. Faculty are also advised to register with the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) prior to their trip and to read the general international travel information at the U.S. Department of State’s travel website. Back to top


Faculty Global Engagement Resources

Faculty Global Engagement Resources An annual guide provided by the Office of International Programs to inform university faculty about international resources, programs, and funding opportunities for themselves and their students. Access current and past Faculty Toolbox resources now. Back to top



Globally-Networked Learning

Globally-Networked Learning Globally-Networked Learning (GNL), also known as Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), was coined by Professor Jon Rubin at SUNY as a “teaching and learning methodology which provides innovative and cost-effective internationalization strategies. Such programs foster faculty and student interaction with peers abroad through co-taught multicultural online and blended learning environments emphasizing experiential student collaboration.” (SUNY COIL Center, 2020). Learn more. Back to top


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 employed at UNC Charlotte. Feel free to invite your students to enroll as well. Learn how to subscribe. Back to top



International Country Flags Available for Campus Use

International FlagsThe Office of International Programs (OIP) is pleased to offer the campus community the use of country flags from any of the 193 members of the United Nations at internationally-relevant campus events. OIP also has an “all world” country flag that showcases the UN country flags in one large flag that is available for use. A free loan system is in place through OIP for UNC Charlotte community members to borrow the flags with or without their weighted bases and flagpoles. Any UNC Charlotte department, college, or organization interested in utilizing this service should complete the online Flag Request Form. Back to top

Services for Visiting Scholars and International Faculty

Services for Visiting Scholars and International FacultyThe International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) provides immigration/visa assistance, and a range of advice and resources to assist international scholars at UNC Charlotte. ISSO can answer questions ranging from how various actions affect visa status to what University and community services you are likely to find useful. Learn more about the services and information available or about how to contact ISSO directly at the ISSO's website. Back to top


International Instructor Language Support Program

International Instructor Language Support ProgramThe International Instructor Language Support Program (IILSP) provides two key services. First, IILSP provides language assistance to non-U.S. graduate students who are part of the International Teaching Assistant program. Second, IILSP conducts faculty language assessment and consulting for academic departments who are evaluating applications for faculty positions from candidates whose native language is not English. To learn more about these services, contact Back to top

Volunteer Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Programs, Speakers, and EventsThe Office of International Programs welcomes faculty and staff volunteers for various programs and events. Opportunities include volunteering to work with or promote events such as the International Festival, serving as a host family for international students, and more. Check out additional information about partnering with or volunteering for international programs and events. Back to top


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 calendar of events. Back to top