|Accent Modification Workshop
Offered during Fall semester, this workshop series is free to faculty and postdoctoral scholars. See the registration form and coordinate with your department for registration. The course is open to others for a fee.
Toastmasters is an organization of people committed to improving their public speaking skills. Participants practice impromptu and prepared speeches and receive feedback from other members. Excellent preparation for conferences and job talks. See schedule and contact information on their homepage.
International Students & Scholar Services
The Writing Center
This selection of Writing Center handouts will introduce you to what is expected of your writing at UNC and to strategies for working successfully through the writing process. See the full collection
and make an appointment
for free consultations with our writing specialists.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center offers free tutoring in many subjects, academic counseling, support for students with ADHD & LD, and a number of workshops and courses on reading proficiency, study skills, time management, test preparation and more.
Media Resources Center
The MRC has video cameras, still cameras, and light kits available for check out for your multimedia assignments. They have editing equipment and free consultations. They also have an enormous collection (25,000+) of movie and music titles that you can borrow with your OneCard and, for fun, a Nintendo Wii you can check out!
Graduate School Resources
Research Design and Data Analysis
The Office of Research Design and Economic Development offers support for all phases of your research. See the Services
page and the Training and Workshops
page for free resources, short courses, consultations, and materials.
UNC has fifteen libraries
and numerous special collections across campus, organized by academic discipline. This link takes you to maps, links, and contact information for each of the libraries.
UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
This site covers the people, policies, programs and resources for postdocs at UNC, as well as providing detailed information about medical insurance benefits and professional development opportunities. Be sure to check the calendar link regularly for updated event schedules.
Graduate & Professional Student Federation Resources
The Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF) is the representative body for all UNC-CH graduate and professional students. We are composed of an executive, legislative, and judicial branch. Graduate and professional students are also representatives on Student Congress.
The GPSF offers programming to enhance the life of graduate and professional students both educationally and socially. Funding is also offered through GPSF in the form of travel grants, appropriations, and departmental allocations.
The GPSF also hosts social, educational, professional, and service events for graduate and professional students. More information on past events is available here.
Funding Databases for International Research and Study
Funding databases related to international research and study (including international students studying at Carolina).
Kenan-Flagler's Resources for Visiting Exchange Students
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School's resource page for visiting exchange students, including how to apply to study at UNC Kenan-Flagler, courses available, accommodation in Chapel Hill, cost of living, academic calendar, and life in Chapel Hill.
Asian Students Association (ASA)
ASA is a student organization on campus that emphasizes the promotion of cultural and social awareness on campus and to the community through service projects, cultural events, working with other organizations, and sponsoring social events.
Carolina Hispanic Association (CHispA)
This organization seeks to sponsor and continue fostering Hispanic awareness within the University; and help spreading this awareness throughout the Chapel Hill community. We also hope to provide a supporting environment for the Hispanic community at Carolina and promote tolerance and multiculturalism among us.
Carolina International Association (CIA)
Carolina International Association is a student-run organization founded in 2009 to serve as a network for international undergraduate students to meet and find support. Our mission is to enhance the transition of new students to UNC by extending welfare-based services and representing their interests to the school administration. We are also committed to enhancing the quality of life of international students by investing our resources in social activities. Through increasing the presence of international students on campus, we embrace the commitment to promote cross-cultural awareness in the Carolina undergraduate community.
Easing Abroad Students Entry (EASE)
Easing Abroad Students’ Entry is a student organization founded to ensure that international students have an incredible, fun and informative study abroad experience at UNC Chapel Hill. As members of this organization, we help EASE the transition of these students. Each incoming international student is paired with a four year UNC student. The "mentor" contacts his or her international student during the weeks leading up to the student's arrival, ensuring that the student is both informed and excited the trip. Mentors facilitate the student's arrival from the airport, then follow up over the semester to make sure the international student is enjoying the experience and is being exposed to UNC's wealth of social groups and student organizations. EASE also sponsors several social events each month where international and domestic students can all meet as fun, global community.
Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars (FACSS)
Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars (FACSS) is a non-profit, non-political organization devoted to providing help and service to local Chinese community, facilitating cultural exchange between Chinese and Americans, and consolidating friendship and unity among local Chinese and Carolina community. FACSS consists of Chinese students, scholars, and faculties of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
International Friends is a student organization whose purpose is to welcome international students to America, help ease their transition, create opportunities for cross-cultural learning and friendship, and be a resource to students on their spiritual journey.
It is our desire that this group would be a practical help for you in adjusting to American life, a way to meet friends, experience myriad aspects of American culture, and help connect you to God, if you so desire. Our religious activities are optional for all members, and we welcome international students of all faiths and backgrounds to be involved and take advantage of our services.
We are comprised of several different Christian student organizations who are united in our love for Jesus and our love for people from all over the world.
Japan Club (Japan Club)
The Japan Club at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides a chance for students at UNC-CH to experience Japanese culture through events targeted at specific aspects of the rich culture. Events highlighting traditional culture such as tea ceremony and flower arrangement are main parts of Japan club. Modern cultural aspects such as fashion and school life are also highlighted. Japan Club also has a language focus segment called Japan Table that occurs once a month; this segment brings together speakers of all levels in order to practice and improve speaking Japanese through conversation with heritage-speakers as well as language activities.
In addition to those simply interested in Japanese culture and language, Japan Club provides a culture exchange experience for international and exchange students from Japan. Japan Club provides opportunities to create ties with the Japanese community outside of UNC by bringing in speakers as well as encouraging participation and providing information about events that are Japan related.
Kasama - The Filipino American Association Of UNC-CH (Kasama)
The purpose of this organization is to be a source of Filipino culture and a network and support system for Filipinos and the Philippine-affiliated. The members will include anyone interested in learning about the Philippines and Filipino culture. We aim to educate our members and audience about the Philippines through our own events as well as cooperation with other cultural organizations on campus. Ultimately, we also hope to promote diversity by adding another unique element to the University community.
MASALA is UNC's multicultural organization that strives to bring organizations together to unite, educate, and stimulate the campus community concerning issues of diversity and cultural awareness. MASALA is a hindi word that means "a mixture of spices," signifying our organization’s mission to create a large network of cultural groups represented among our campus community. This mission is carried out through several events during the year, including A Night Around the World, food and dance events, educational forums, our annual spring fashion/variety show and much more!
Out-Of-State Students Association (OSSA)
The Out-Of-State Students Association aims to assist out-of-state students by helping them adjust to life in Chapel Hill, providing free transportation to the airport over breaks, and increasing communication and contact among other out-of-state students.
Pak-SA: Pakistan Student Association
We are a philanthropic organization aiming to promote cultural, educational, and social awareness in Pakistan.
Persian Cultural Society (PCS)
Our goal is to promote a better understanding of the Persian culture and Iran in the University and the community; our membership is open to all members of the University and community who are interested in Persian culture.
Study Abroad Peer Advisors (SAPA)
The purpose of the Study Abroad Peer Advisors is to promote study abroad throughout the university campus and local community. In an increasingly globalized world, it is becoming more important for students to experience other cultures in order to be fully equipped with skills that make them competitive applicants in the job market. Through our events and promotion of study abroad, we hope to increase the number of students who study abroad through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Study abroad is one of the principal ways students fulfill the Experiential Education requirement, a component of the University curriculum that shows a dedication to the importance of first-hand, worldly experiences.
Primarily, we focus on promoting study abroad in the university community, targeting first-year and sophomore students through outreach programs. The majority of students who study abroad do so during their sophomore and junior years; thus, it is important to encourage students early to incorporate study abroad into their four-year plan. However, we will also promote study abroad to upper-classmen and professional school students as there are also opportunities for them to study abroad.
Taiwanese Student Association (TSA)
By having Taiwanese Students Association on campus, the University will benefit from having a broader perspective and representation from students from a different region and culture. The Association can also grant access to local Taiwanese ethnicity group or government agencies, providing a direct communication channel to our specific student segment when necessary.
Turkish Student Association (TSA)
The Turkish Student Association is a student organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been founded primarily for the purposes of cultural exchange, organization of on-campus activities aimed at celebrating diversity, provision of assistance to new incoming Turkish students. Our objectives are to provide a platform that familiarizes others of Turkey as a country and creates awareness of the Turkish culture. It is also our aim to provide a point of contact for all those who express an interest in Turkey. We organize on-campus activities and participate in others; some of the events that are intended are presentations showing pictures and highlighting various people’s experiences in different regions of Turkey, organization of culturally related seminars for the exchange of ideas, showing award-winning Turkish movies, and participation in international festivals. These activities will help us to share our ideas and interests and provide an opportunity to interact with other individuals and student organizations.
UNC German Club (German Club)
The German Club seeks to offer students at UNC-CH opportunities to practice and develop their German speaking skills. In addition, the club seeks to provide students with opportunities to meet other students with common interests in the history, culture, and language of German-speaking nations. German Club hopes to provide the overall population of UNC with enriching and entertaining cultural experiences related to Germany and the German language. German Club fully supports, and encourages, the opportunities within the Department of German Languages and Literatures for cultural emersion and study abroad. In short, the club shall make every effort to enrich the study of German at UNC-CH.
Vietnamese Students Association (VSA)
The Vietnamese Students' Association at UNC-Chapel Hill is an on-campus organization for those who are interested in Vietnamese culture. We are dedicated to appreciating the beauty of Vietnam and understanding its unique history.
Our General Body Meetings are every other Thursday at 5:30 in Union 3102, and will feature authentic Vietnamese cuisine for members. You don't have to be Vietnamese to join! We are a fun-loving group that participates in many community events and go on affordable excursions together (such as the beach and mountains).