Cross-Cultural Programming

Spring Semester Events:

Friday, April 8: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs


Friday, April 15: Saudi Arabian Culture Night

  • Friday, April 15, 6:00-7:30pm, McKee Hall L0150.
  • The Saudi Culture Club will host a formal presentation and share Saudi food samples for all to enjoy
  • Learn all about Saudi Arabian Culture. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, April 20: Chinese Culture Night

  • Wednesday, April 20, 6:00-7:15pm, University Center Spruce C
  • Chinese visiting scholar Linda Tu will give a presentation on Chinese history, including information on the Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Confucius, and the great medical doctor Li Shizhen.
  • We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, April 27: End of the Year Banquet 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  • The banquet will be in the UC Panorama Room. Doors open at 4:30, buffet dinner served at 5:00.
  • Registration is free until April 17 - after that it will be $5 at the door if space is available.
  • Keynote address by Meagan Cain, graduate of the Colorado School of Public Health's Community Health Education program.
  • Outstanding students, faculty, and staff will be honored with awards and graduates will receive a special gift.


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


The CIE event registration is online. You can see all the upcoming events that are available for registration. 

Only credit and debit cards are accepted. Payments must be made at the time of signing up for the event.