Global Experiences & Programs is your entry point to all international programs and activities at UNC Greensboro and beyond. Our efforts involve coordinating and developing the University’s international activities to ensure UNCG achieves its international goals as stated in its Strategic Plans. As a complement to UNCG’s longstanding commitment to comprehensive internationalization and enhancing global connections, we strive to provide students, faculty, and staff with a variety of opportunities to internationalize themselves and the community.
Studying abroad is one of the most rewarding and transformative experiences available to UNCG students. It is a high-impact opportunity to gain intercultural competencies and develop confidence and independence. You’ll acquire skills and new perspectives that will make you more competitive in achieving your professional goals and broaden your understanding of diverse cultures. Whether on a short-term or long-term program, study, research, internship, or service learning opportunity, we believe every student should have access to this experience of a lifetime. Our office is here to help you take advantage of all that UNCG has to offer abroad.
The International Programs Center (IPC) promotes and supports international education at UNCG by utilizing its large and diverse network of international and local partnerships. Students, faculty, and staff at UNCG have multiple and diverse opportunities to engage in activities that build global citizenship competencies including study abroad opportunities, opportunities to interact with international students and scholars on campus, and opportunities to engage in international teaching, research, and intercultural learning. Our goal is to cultivate relationships and develop structures that support UNCG’s institutional and international mission. We are here to support your international teaching, research, and learning journey!
As a world-class institution, UNCG welcomes faculty and researchers from around the world. The Exchange Visitor Program, administered by the U.S. Department of State, allows UNCG to use the J-1 Exchange Visitor immigration classification to invite or employ visiting scholars including international professors, research scholars, short-term scholars and specialists in the U.S. temporarily.
Established in 2012, the UNCG Global Village is a community that offers first-year students the opportunity to live and learn together while having fun with fellow students interested in diverse languages and world cultures. In the Global Village, students choose to study at least one of nine languages offered through the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Students who major in IGS develop a variety of vital skills, including the ability to conduct research and use a modern foreign language at an advanced level.
Students develop the invaluable dispositions that come with being interculturally competent by:
• participating in the program’s rich co-curriculum,
• completing an international/global experience through study abroad, and
• volunteering or interning with one or more non-profit organizations serving immigrants and refugees in our community.
Lloyd International Honors College (LIHC) provides motivated, high achieving undergraduate students in all fields of study with an enhanced education that has an international focus. LIHC is an intellectually engaged community devoted to fostering critical thinking, global awareness, and strong preparation for professional, civic, and personal pursuits using experiential learning opportunities and innovative pedagogies, including performance, play, and improvisation, to help students continue to learn, develop, and grow.