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Get Involved!

If you're considering study abroad, you likely have a passion for discovering other cultures and engaging with the global community.  There are a number of ways you can get involved right here at UNCG, both before you study abroad and once you return.  

► Friday Fest

On Fridays throughout the semester, IPC hosts this popular event which features a variety of countries and cultures.  International exchange students here at UNCG share their customs through food, dance, music, or other entertainment. UNCG students are welcome to host a Friday Fest featuring their country or culture of origin as well. Friday Fest is open to the public, so come laugh, learn, and sample international treats! 
Search SpartanConnect or see IPC's Organization page for upcoming Friday Fests. 

► International House (I-House)

I-House is the informal name given to Tower Village, which houses the majority of international exchange students here at UNCG.  Students from the U.S. make up the other half of the residences, giving them an opportunity to interact and make friendships across cultures.  I-House housing is open to any UNCG student interested in living in a global community, whether during your first year or during graduate study. I-House is also home to the popular Friday Fest.
See UNCG's Housing and Residence Life page about Tower Village for more information.

► Peer Advisor and Liaison (PAL)

The PAL program matches incoming international exchange students with UNCG students in order to help the exchange student adjust to their new life in Greensboro.  Becoming a PAL is a great way to make new international friends, especially in the semester before going abroad.  See the PAL tab for more information

► Stateside

Stateside was created in 2009 by UNCG students who had returned from abroad and were excited to share their experiences.  Stateside's mission is to provide a casual setting that allows students to process their study abroad experience, readjust to life after return, and create opportunities to promote study abroad to the campus community.  For more information about getting involved with Stateside, contact Tom Martinek at   

Re-entry Events

Many students have amazing and life changing experiences abroad and, as exciting as that can be, it can be tricky to relate that experience to others or integrate it into your life at UNCG.  Luckily, there are several opportunities on campus and in the larger community to help with that transition.  See the Re-entry Events tab for more information.