Office of International Programs

Dear Global Partners:

The Office of International Programs wishes our campus global partners a successful end of the semester. As we look ahead to Fall 2017, OIP welcomes interested faculty, staff, and/or departments to contact our office to discuss areas for collaboration.

See below for more information on upcoming initiatives. Please contact for questions/details.

Live. Learn. Be Global.
The Office of International Programs

May, June, July Announcement Highlights

  • Study Abroad Photo Exhibit Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 3
  • REVISED DATE: UNC Charlotte International Festival: Saturday, October 14
  • OIP #YouAreWelcomeHere Video Production




Study Abroad Photo Exhibit & Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 3
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Office of Education Abroad is proud to present the 8th Annual Niner International Study Abroad Photo Exhibit. The exhibit will feature the winning student images from around the world featuring our study abroad alumni in four categories: Portrait, Landscape, Self-Portrait, and Defining Moment. A special unjudged category of the "Traveling 49ers" demonstrating Niner Pride around the world will also be showcased. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 3 in the Student Union Art Gallery from 4-6pm. Stop by to see the world through the eyes of our Niner-Inter-Nationals! The exhibit will run from Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Student Union Art Gallery
Contact and RSVP:

International Student Graduation Reception

Tuesday, May 9
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

The International Student and Scholar Office will hold a reception to honor more than 300 international students graduating from UNC Charlotte, representing more than 37 countries. Deans, department chairs, academic advisors, and other supporters of our international students are invited to attend.

Student Union, Room 340

International Coffee Hour

Thursday, July 13
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Enjoy coffee and conversation at this informal summertime gathering. Faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Prospector Faculty/Staff Dining Room

Study Abroad Program Proposal Deadlines

The Office of Education Abroad is pleased to announce that program proposals for spring break and summer 2018 are now available online. Please visit our website, Proposing a Short Term Education Abroad Program, for an overview of the new process and to begin your proposal. Contact Whitney Strickler, Assistant Director for Short Term Programs, at with questions.

Spring Break Program Proposal Deadlines

  • New programs: 6/1/17
  • Existing programs: 6/15/17

Summer Program Proposal Deadlines

  • New programs: 7/1/17
  • Existing programs: 7/15/17


Fulbright U.S. Scholarships: Awards for 2018-2019 Announced

Most Applications Due August 1

The 2018-2019 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research, and combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2018-2019 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars, and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards. General Fulbright information is always available online.

Contact OIP at if you wish to meet with one of the UNC Charlotte Fulbright representatives: Assistant Provost Joël Gallegos or Associate Director Dr. Christina Sanchez.





42nd Annual International Festival

Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

UNC Charlotte International Festival -- UNC Charlotte’s longest-running tradition -- continues to attract over 20,000 students, faculty, staff, and community attendees each year to experience the sights, sounds, dances, food, and cultures of the world. Please save the date to join us! For more information, visit



International Education Week 2017

November 13-17, 2017

International Education Week (IEW) offers an opportunity to recognize our ongoing commitment to global and international awareness and understanding here on campus. OIP encourages collaboration of events or initiatives to be included in this year’s IEW calendar. IEW is recognized by the U.S. Departments of State and Education the week of November 13-17, 2017. Contact OIP if interested in participation.




Now Accepting Applications: OIEE Graduate Intern

The Office of International Program’s division of Intercultural and Educational Experiences (OIEE) is looking to hire a Graduate Intern for the 2017-2018 academic year to assist with the planning and implementation of short-term international programs. The OIEE Graduate Intern helps support the wellness and success of international students and professionals who visit UNC Charlotte for short-term programs throughout the year. If you know of a graduate student that would be a good fit, please pass along the attached job description and/or your recommendation of candidate(s) to Rachel Ladenheim at Candidates looking to work within Higher Education, Counseling, and/or International Education in particular are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is an unpaid internship experience, however, when programs are in session, accommodation is provided. Academic credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis.

Now Accepting Applications: Global Gateways On Campus Global Living

The Global Gateways Program is a residential-based programming model designed to increase students’ self and cultural awareness with an international emphasis. The Gateways House offers a central location where students curious about different cultures, global issues, and the world can gather in a comfortable, inclusive, and welcoming space. Please encourage your female students to take advantage of this unique opportunity to live in the Global Gateways (House 9 in Greek Village). Students simply need to submit an intent-to-live form with OIP and the Housing and Residence Life standard application.


OIP Presents: #YouAreWelcomeHere Video

This Office of International Programs (OIP) is proud to announce the publishing of UNC Charlotte’s very own #YouAreWelcomeHere video as a part of the welcoming campaign started at Temple University. #YouAreWelcomeHere is a message of welcome from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. The campaign is designed to encourage that U.S. institutions are diverse, friendly, safe, and committed to the development of all students. You can find UNC Charlotte’s #YouAreWelcomeHere video on the OIP main site and YouTube page. Please consider sharing the video amongst your networks. For more information regarding the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign, please visit the official site.


New Global Certificate Program, Fall 2017

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is pleased to announce the soft launch of the new Global Certificate Program (GCP) in conjunction with the Department of Global Studies in Fall 2017. The mission of the GCP is to offer academic and co-curricular opportunities to strengthen students' global awareness and understanding. The GCP is designed to allow students from any major to participate, offering a curriculum element that meets the needs of students from all academic disciplines, including those who have limited flexibility in their academic programs to engage in more traditional international activities.

For more information, contact Dr. Joe Hoff, Director of the OIP Office of Global Education and Engagement, at

Faculty Toolbox

The Fall 2017 Faculty Toolbox will be uploaded over the Summer. Informational resources that may be of interest for you and/or your students are compiled including cultural ambassador international student panel discussions, study abroad classroom presentations, scholarships, programs, speakers, global internships/careers, and more!





International Faculty & Graduate Assistant English Language Assessment

If your academic department is recruiting international faculty and/or employs international student graduate assistants, please remember to arrange for an English Language Assessment for each candidate for whom English is not his/her first language and/or for a GA in F-1 or J-1 visa status) who is paid for teaching.




OIP Calendar Updates

To keep current with OIP events and programs, consult our online calendar and/or join us on Facebook.


The Office of International Programs values faculty and student involvement in programming that strives to promote international understanding and global awareness. OIP also welcomes opportunities to collaborate with faculty on initiatives that advance international perspectives. To explore possible connections, contact the Office of International Programs at or 704.687.7755.