About Us

OIP Administration

The Office of International Programs Administration unit (OIPA) includes the Assistant Provost for International Programs and other OIP administrative staff. OIPA provides overall leadership and direction for the Office of International Programs and its constituent units; develops, supports, and organizes a wide range of on- and off-campus programming; supports faculty development through various initiatives; guides the development of institutional agreements with foreign universities; and provides leadership and advice to promote campus internationalization efforts.
Office of International Programs Organizational Chart

Education Abroad

The Office of Education Abroad (OEA) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is dedicated to providing the most academically sound, cost-effective, and enjoyable programs available. It is our goal to establish, encourage, and promote education abroad opportunities to all of our students and to the community. Learn more about OEA and our programs and services.

English Language Training Institute

The 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. We also operate a language support program for international teaching assistants and provide language assessment for prospective faculty whose native language is not English. Learn more about ELTI and our programs and services.

Intercultural and Educational Experiences

The Office of Intercultural and Educational Experiences (OIEE) provides customized, short-term program for students, faculty, and professional groups. We offer a full range of educational opportunities, research, and cooperative relationships with the corporate, public, non-profit, and educational resources of the greater Charlotte metropolitan region. Our faculty and staff have the experience and resources to deliver powerful training programs. Learn more about the OIEE custom programs and training services we provide.

International Student and Scholar Office

The International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) provides information, services and programs that help international students and visiting scholars achieve their individual educational and personal goals and that foster an appreciation for a culturally diverse learning environment in the larger University community. Learn more about ISSO and the programs and services we offer.

Office of Global Education and Engagement

The Office of Global Education and Engagement (OGEE) orchestrates academic and co-curricular opportunities to infuse global and intercultural learning for University constituencies and the Charlotte community.  OGEE is a unit of the Office of International Programs that serves as lead in supporting the campus-based internationalization initiatives with an emphasis on global learning. Please review the different sections of the OGEE website to view information on the many international opportunities available to you on the UNC Charlotte campus!

World Affairs Council of Charlotte 

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) was founded in 1983 as a community outreach initiative of  the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte.  In 1999, WACC became an independent 501 (c) 3, non-partisan organization; however, its headquarters remains housed within the Office of International Programs on the UNC Charlotte campus.  WACC continues to provide support to the UNC Charlotte community by inviting prominent speakers to address important international and global affairs content to our students, faculty and staff. These speakers include current and former U.S. and foreign ambassadors, economists, authors and other thought leaders who are engaged in important global discourse and who provide our students with a firsthand perspective of the importance of our world's interconnectedness. 

The WACC also supports our area's K-12 educators by awarding Council Scholar Award Program funds. These awards offer financial support for international travel experiences to teachers who intend to better infuse international content into their curricula. In addition, WACC hosts annually UNC Charlotte interns who are considering a career in international relations.  UNC Charlotte serves as one of WACC's primary sponsors and is a partner in community education on global affairs. The Charlotte Council is a member of the World Affairs Council of America and focuses on improving international education and encouraging citizens to participate in the national debate on world affairs.