Cross Cultural Programs
At UNC, we are committed to inviting our students to learn and grow in their global citizenship through cross-cultural programs! Our goal is to provide opportunities for cultural exchange and experiential learning to prepare our students to be successful in culturally and academically diverse settings.
Cultural Program Requirement
UNC cross-cultural programs are aimed at building a community of trust and cultural awareness and are open to all UNC international and domestic students in all academic programs. Participation in the cross-cultural activities also fulfills the cultural program requirement for J1 visa holders.
Benefits of cross-cultural program participation include:
- Cultural diversity and global competencies
- Confidence building
- Interpersonal and listening skills development
- Professional development and career readiness
International Ambassador Program
The International Ambassador Program creates a mutual learning opportunity between Americans and international students. Ambassadors help international students adjust to living in the United States through support and friendship that begins before international students arrive on campus.
Friendship Family Program
The Friendship Family Program is for International students at UNC and local families who want to develop international friendships and further 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.
English Conversation Groups
English conversation groups are opportunities to practice english in a variety of topics. Specifically vocabulary building and speaking confidence are emphasized.
- Every Monday and Tuesday
- September 9-November 19
- Zachariah Dining Room tables in the University Center