Cross-Cultual Programming

Summer 2015 Events


CIE Welcome Party - Tuesday, June 9, 4:00-5:30pm on the UC back patio (UC Columbine B if raining).

  • Join us for our summer session welcome party for international students. Event is free and needs no registration. Just show up!

The CIE event registration is now online.  You can read about the details of the events and sign up: We hope you find it easier to sign up for events.

  • At our event registration page you can see all the upcoming events that are available for registration.  
  • Payments must be made at the time of signing up. 
  • Only credit and debit cards are accepted.


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