Graduate Students

Cultural Ambassadors

The Cultural Ambassadors program provides international students with an opportunity to educate UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff about their culture and experience as international students in the US. UNC Charlotte faculty (staff are also eligible) request...

DEI Summer Bookclub

This initiative aims to focus on various diversity-related themes by choosing a book and gathering for a small group discussion. Last summer we gathered in the botanical garden.

Final Fridays

This initiative began during the COVID-19 pandemic as a response to the increased need for community and connection. This event gives international students and ISSO staff a chance to connect and check-in with one another. Final Friday luncheons are held from 12-1...

International Coffee Hour

International Coffee Hour is one of the ISSO's longest running and most popular programs. The concept is simple: on the first and third Thursdays of the month, attendees join the event to meet people from around the world, play games, and enjoy great conversations....

International Friendship & Culture Exchange

FACE is a semester-long ISSO/OIP program that was developed to provide American and International students structured opportunities to spend time together. Oftentimes, this means that students will meet to partake in small group conversation to share the ideas,...

International Student Advisory Committee

The International Student Advisory Committee (ISAC) is a group of enrolled international students at UNC Charlotte who serve in an advisory capacity to the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO). It is intended to be a safe forum for open dialogue, to...

International Student Orientation

The International Student Orientation program is designed to provide the tools new international students need to succeed at UNC Charlotte. This is a four-day program which covers visa and immigration requirements, adjustments to the U.S. classroom and culture, and...

International Student Orientation Volunteering

This initiative refers to the recruitment, training, and subsequent interactions of International Student Orientation volunteers with newly arrived international students. Many elements of ISO week, from in-person led events like airport pick-up to document check...

International Welcome Party

Held shortly after orientation week, this once-a-semester welcome celebration aims to bring together international and domestic students for a night enjoying the twin lingua francas of the world -- music and dance. Co-sponsored by I-Club (club is currently not...

Friendship and Culture Exchange

The Friendship and Culture Exchange (FACE) is a semester-long program which provides International and U.S. students structured opportunities to spend time together (usually 1 hr/week), developing friendships and exploring cultural topics. Small groups are created...