Cross-Cultural Programs

International Ambassador Program

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


English Conversation Groups

English conversation practice on a variety of topics: vocabulary building and speaking confidence are stressed.

August 29 - November 20, 2017 every Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Where: University Center, Zachariah Dining Room Tables (First Floor)

ChatLive Monthly Activities

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Aug. 31; Sept.  24; Oct. 26 & Nov. 16

Kohn House - 924 20th Street



Alan Hendrickson
Telephone: 970-371-7118