Cross-Cultural Programming

CIE Annual Study Abroad & Cultural Fair!

Thursday, September 8th
10:00am-2:00pm on the West Lawn of the UC under the big white tent!
The Fair is organized to celebrate cultures around the world and to encourage UNC students to experience those cultures by traveling abroad. International students, Campus Cultural clubs, Study Abroad providers, and others will have display tables set up for all to visit! Please join us under the big white tent for study abroad info, cultural displays, food, and prizes! If you would like to participate and have your own display table, please contact Allie at for more information.

Estes Park Weekend Trip!

Friday, September 16th- Sunday, September 18th
Meet at the CIE office at 5:00pm Friday and plan to return to campus around 2:00pm Sunday!
Join CIE for a weekend get-away to beautiful Estes Park! We will be staying at the YMCA of the Rockies lodge and will spend Saturday hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park! The $75.00 cost includes lodging, meals on Saturday, breakfast Sunday, transportation, admittance to RMNP, the activities at the lodge, and snacks! Please bring money for dinner Friday and lunch Sunday. A packing list will be emailed to participants. *Must be 18 years or older to attend.

Visit to the Denver Zoo!

Saturday, October 1st
Meet at the CIE Office at 8:00am and plan to arrive back on campus around 2:00pm!
The Zoo has many great exhibits including Bear mountain, Benson predator ridge, Birds, Felines, Giraffe encounters, Northern shores, Primate panorama, Elephant passage, and Tropical discovery! The $15.00 cost includes ticket and transportation. The zoo allows picnic foods, so bring your lunch or bring money to eat at one of their cafes.


International Ambassador Program

Interested in helping an international student adjust to the USA and at UNC? The International Ambassador Program might be just right for you!

The International Ambassador Program focuses on creating a mutual learning opportunity between Americans and international students. Ambassadors help international students' adjustment to living in the United States by providing both support and friendship through correspondence that begins even before international students arrive on campus. In return, international students have the opportunity to share their unique cultures, experiences and perspectives with their domestic mentors. Through this collaboration, both mentors and international students enhance their intercultural communication, leadership, and global awareness skills.The initial commitment is one semester with the option to extend for multiple semesters.

International Ambassador Form

Friendship Family Program

This is a cultural exchange between International students at the UNC and local families who are interested in developing international friendships and furthering their cross-cultural awareness.

Friendship families do not provide living accommodations. Instead, families get together with student for different activities such as dinners, movies, sporting events, sightseeing etc. Friendship families provide a family environment for students away from home.

Friendship Family Form