The Office of International Programs

#YouAreWelcomeHere  International Coffee Hour

#YouAreWelcomeHere International Coffee Hour:
Part of the City of Charlotte Welcoming Week Events

For the past several years UNC Charlotte has participated in the national "Welcoming America" program designed to celebrate the richness gained from our diverse community. Native and transplant US Charlotteans, as well as refugees and immigrants, are all welcome in our wonderful city and University! The Welcoming Week programs are designed to raise awareness of the many cultures within our community and celebrate our inclusivity.

All UNC Charlotte community members are welcome to join us for conversation and international games on Thursday, September 21 from 4pm-6pm for the #YouAreWelcomeHere International Coffee Hour. No rsvp required. Come-and-go as you please.

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OIP LogoEstablished at UNC Charlotte in 1975, the Office of International Programs strives to strengthen international education at the University as well as in the Charlotte community. On campus, it seeks to make international understanding and global awareness a fundamental part of the curriculum and an integral part of campus programming. Learn more about the Office of International Programs or follow the provided links to OIP’s main areas of operation: Education Abroad, English Language Training Institute, Office of Intercultural and Educational Experiences, International Student and Scholar Office, and Office of Global Education and Engagement.

Opportunities and Services for Students

Opportunities and Services for StudentsUNC Charlotte students have numerous opportunities to engage in international experiences, education, and travel while earning their degrees. These opportunities range from meeting and having coffee with UNC Charlotte's international students to spending a semester or academic year in another country while earning course credit, and a dazzling variety of activities in between. In addition, the Office of International Programs and its colleagues offer a number of services to university students. Learn more about these opportunities and services

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Resources for Faculty and StaffThe Office of International Programs offers a variety of opportunities for faculty and staff development in the international arena. Opportunities for faculty include faculty exchanges, international travel grants, faculty-led study abroad programs, opportunities to serve as guest lecturers, and opportunities to add international components to the courses you teach. Both faculty and staff can benefit from the variety of international events and speakers that OIP and its partners bring to campus. Learn more about these faculty and staff resources.    

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. Learn more about OIP’s events and scheduling.