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Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs strives to strengthen international education and global learning. Our goal is to make international understanding, intercultural competence and global awareness a fundamental part of the Niner Nation curriculum and an integral part of campus life through innovative, accessible and exciting international and domestic offerings.  Opportunities include the transformational experience of study abroad, our exciting celebration and recognition of cultural diversity during our annual International Festival as well as benefiting from a campus made event more culturally vibrant by our international student population.  Learn more about UNC Charlotte's Office of International Programs here.

Up for the Challenge? 

  • Associate Provost Joël Gallegos is calling on Niners to show their support for the Office of International Programs during NNG! 25 gifts to any fund in this area will unlock Joel's bonus gift of $1,000.00.

It takes a Nation to support the Office of International Programs

International Program Fund

Education Abroad at UNC Charlotte offers students the opportunity to expand their learning beyond Charlotte and the U.S., to learn and practice the intercultural skills they will need throughout their career, and to hone their problem-solving skills at a global level.

Your donation to the Internation Program Fund can assist students in making this high-impact educational practice a reality. With an emphasis on awarding students with demonstrated financial need, these funds provide access to one of the most impactful and memorable experiences a Niner can have!

International Student Scholarship Fund 

International students and scholars help advance UNC Charlotte's social sciences, scientific and technological research. They bring international perspectives, knowledge, and stories of personal experiences into our classrooms and labs, enriching the educational environment for all. Many high-achieving international students also serve in leadership positions and represent UNC Charlotte in both national and international capacities.  

Please consider donating to the international student scholarship which demonstrates support and helps enrich the diversity of UNC Charlotte.

Learn more about UNC Charlotte's international population here.

UNC Charlotte International Festival Fund

Established in 1975, the International Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the region and the longest-running event at UNC Charlotte. It showcases the diverse communities of the international student population at UNC Charlotte and within the larger Charlotte area. 

Donate to continue to introduce UNC Charlotte students to the rich cultures of the University and the city of Charlotte.

See what our students and alumni say:

"[...] The significance of my semester abroad can be derived from the perceived insignificant and/or habitual experiences - the mundane." - Razaan Abnowf, Morocco

"My international experience has rewarded me with a well-rounded perspective. I have grown personally in a number of ways. I learned to push my boundaries. The discomfort and inconvenience that I experienced at times helped me to become more dedicated to solution-seeking." - Areanna Nixon, Chile

"I grew up in a lower-class household and I had never considered that I would be able to go abroad, let alone live in a foreign country for three months. The beauty of [Rome] is not just in its history, but in the way that the history is woven into the everyday and the breathtaking surprises that are hidden in plain sight." - Leah West, Italy and Turkiye

"Going to university abroad and challenging oneself to be uncomfortable at times teaches independence and responsibility; exchange students gain a self-drive that is invaluable [to their] future." - Delia Rhodes, Germany

"I studied abroad to gain a worldly perspective and learn more about the culture [of South Korea]. I gained all that and so much more. I gained confidence [...] I came back empowered and ready to overcome anything that comes my way." - Sailin Barrientos, South Korea
Ambassador You+2 Winner #5
CONGRATULATIONS to Krystle Kunnathur '18 '21, a member of the School of Professional Studies team, for being our 5th and final ambassador to with the You+2 drawing. Thank you for spreading the word about NNG, Krystle! $500 bonus bucks will be awarded to the fund of your choice.
Ambassador You+2 Winner #2
Congratulations to Zoe Ziegler '24 for being our second winner of the You+2 bonus bucks challenge! She has unlocked a $500 gift for her fund of choice, LSP ASPIRE. Thank you Zoe!
Ambassador You+2 Winner #4
We are sending a big Niner thank you to alumnus Micah Gaddy '96 for completing the You+2 ambassador challenge! Micah is the fourth ambassador to unlock a $500 bonus for the fund of his choice. Go Niners!
Congratulations to Alicia Bartosch '05, '06 for securing the most gifts during our Ambassador Power Hour for day one of NNG! Alicia has unlocked $1,000 in bonus bucks for her chosen fund, the ACE Scholarship. Thank you!
Thank you for supporting NNG while the rest of us sleep, Night Owls! LSP ASPIRE recieved the most gifts from 12a.m. to 2a.m., unlocking the $500 of bonus bucks for their fund!
Thank you for giving back, alumni Niners! The area with the most alumni support was LSP ASPIRE, securing $500 bonus bucks from Gene '73 and Vickie '71 Johnson!
BONUS BUCKS: Farthest Niner
Wow! Our farthest Niner in New South Wales, Australia, has unlocked $500 bonus bucks for Formula SAE IC! Thank you to our supporters across the globe!
BONUS BUCKS: Faculty & Staff
We are grateful for those that dedicate their time to UNC Charlotte today and every day! The area to recieve the most faculty & staff support was the Jamil Niner Student Pantry, unlocking the Provost's $500 bonus. Thank you!
Wrapping up DAY 2 of Niner Nation Gives and we are blown away by the green and gold on our timelines today, Niners! THANK YOU for sharing your Wear Green Wednesday swag with us, 49 posts have unlocked Andrew '15 and Emily '15 Baker's $1,000 prize. It truly takes a nation!
NNG Student Giving 2:1 Match!
Thank you, student Niners! You have TRIPLED your impact thanks to Gene and Vickie's generous 2:1 match for student giving.
$5,000 MATCHED
Greek Chapter Leaderboard
Hey UNC Charlotte Greeks! Let's see which Greek Organization can get the most donations during the 49 hours of #NinerNationGives!
Greek Organization
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Delta Sigma Phi 69
2 Pi Kappa Phi 64
3 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 23
4 Phi Delta Theta 21
5 Sigma Kappa 20
6 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 17
7 Chi Omega 17
8 Kappa Delta 17
9 Lambda Chi Alpha 15
10 Kappa Alpha Psi 13
11 Kappa Sigma 8
12 Alpha Delta Pi 7
13 Kappa Alpha Order 7
14 Chi Phi 6
15 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 6
Thank you, Niners! The area to secure the most gifts during the last 49 minutes of NNG was the Homesley Memorial Bench, which honors the memory of Mr. John Gary Homesley '67, a proud 49er Legacy Alumnus. An additional $2,490 has unlocked for the fund!
Ambassador You+2 Winner #3
You did it! Poli Sci alumna Grace Fendrick '20 is our third You+2 winner, unlocking $500 bonus bucks for the fund of her choice. Thank you for being an amazing NNG Ambassador, Grace!
Ambassador You+2 Winner #1
HUGE shout out to alumna Lauren Ware '16, '17 for completing You+2 on the first day of NNG, unlocking a bonus $500 gift for her fund of choice, the TSA Accounting Scholarship! Thank you Lauren!
Our Ambassador Power Hour winner for DAY 2 of NNG is Chris Moxley '04! Chris generated the most support from 12 to 2pm, unlocking a bonus gift of $1,000 for his fund. Thank you Chris!
Thank you, early risers! The program to receive the most gifts between 6 and 8 a.m. this morning was Women's Lacrosse, unlocking the bonus $500!
BONUS BUCKS: Student Niners
BIG thank you to our students, who are at the heart of everything we do, and still give back during NNG! The area with the most student support was the Dick Beekman Scholarship for Student Advocacy, unlocking the $500 bonus bucks from Gene '73 and Vickie '71 '82 Johnson! Thank you!
BONUS BUCKS: You+2 Challenge!
We are so grateful to all of our Niner Nation Gives Ambassadors that completed the You+2 challenge, spreading the word about the wonderful initiatives across our campus. Congratulations to the 5 winners of our You+2 bonus bucks drawing!
4,900 Gift Milestone Challenge
It truly takes a nation to build Charlotte, Niners. THANK YOU for your many gifts throughout Niner Nation Gives, 4,900 gifts have unlocked Susan Jamison's '78 generous $4,900 reward for the University. We did it!
4,900 / 4,900 Gifts
Support for International Programs Challenge
Thank you so much for supporting International Programs, Niner Nation! 25 gifts have unlocked Associate Provost Joël Gallegos' $1,000 reward for the program. YOU DID IT!
25 / 25 Gifts
Chancellor Gaber's Scholarship Challenge!
Thank you for supporting scholarships, Niner Nation! The scholarship with the most support in 49 hours, the Jaylen C. Moxley Scholarship for Academic Excellence, has unlocked the Chancellor's bonus gift of $2,490!
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