International Programs Center

207 Foust Building


Maria Anastasiou, Associate Provost for International Programs
Denise Bellamy, Senior Director of International Programs
Derek Bradley, Associate Director, SAE
Logan Stanfield, Assistant Director, SAE
Tara Hall, Faculty-led Program Coordinator, SAE
Jennifer Kelley, International Student & Scholar Services Lead & International Student Advisor
Norma Velazquez, Senior International Advisor (Students and Scholars)
​Delisha Stafford, Assistant Director, ISSS/SAE
Wayne Johnson, Financial Coordinator


As the University’s central point of contact for all of its international activities, the International Programs Center (IPC) develops, coordinates, and supports global learning opportunities for students. IPC’s work supports UNC Greensboro’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

Education Abroad

A UNC Greensboro student in good standing may engage in a summer, semester, or academic year opportunity abroad in several ways.

Faculty-Led Programs

UNC Greensboro professors regularly develop and lead student group programs overseas for course credit. Over the past few years, groups have gone to such countries as Costa Rica, Italy, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom, and Tanzania, among many others. Faculty lead students abroad on interculturally immersive short-term programs during Winter Break, Spring Break, and over summer.

Exchange Programs

UNC Greensboro students may study abroad for a semester or year at one of our partner universities while still paying UNC Greensboro tuition and utilizing all their financial aid. This makes exchange programs one of the most accessible avenues for studying abroad. These long-standing exchange partnerships provide reliable support abroad since UNC Greensboro reciprocally hosts exchange students from these partner universities to come and study at UNC Greensboro. Programs are available for every major in over 40 countries around the world.

Virtual Global Programs

UNC Greensboro students may take advantage of virtual international experiences to learn a language, access subject areas as taught by partner institutions, or even engage in an internship with an organization abroad. These affordable, credit-bearing and non-credit bearing opportunities allow students to engage internationally regardless of where they are located.

Additional Education Abroad Programs

Students can also take advantage of dozens of additional approved summer, semester, and year-long study, intern, and research abroad opportunities offered by UNC Greensboro partner universities, affiliated education abroad providers, and faculty members. These non-exchange education abroad options also offer a cost effective means to engage in global activities. 

Note that participation in non-UNC Greensboro-affiliated education abroad programs requires approval from the International Programs Center in order for transfer credit to be awarded, for non-credit curricular requirements to be satisfied, or for UNC Greensboro financial aid or scholarships to apply.

International Student and Scholar Services

UNC Greensboro is home to more than 700 international students and scholars who represent more than 70 countries around the world. Specific services and advocacy are provided by the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for international students (both degree-seeking and short-term incoming exchange), and visiting scholars, including faculty, researchers, and observers. IPC provides services from the time of initial contact through the student or scholar’s entire experience at the university. IPC offers continued support to international students up to 36 months beyond graduation for those who participate in the Optional Practical or Academic Training post-completion employment benefit associated with the F and J visa status.

Support for select scholarships 

The International Programs Center (IPC) successfully supports study abroad students applying for and receiving the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship.  

IPC also provides information and support to current students and recent graduates applying for the U.S. Fulbright Student Program and the Barry Goldwater Scholarships. Opportunities include undergraduate and graduate study, research, and teaching — often in other countries. IPC works with faculty and units across campus to provide advice and feedback to candidates at all stages of the application process. 

System-Wide Initiative: Baden-Württemberg North Carolina (BW/NC) Exchange Program

On behalf of the UNC System, IPC is responsible for the administration of the Baden-Württemberg state-to-state Exchange Program. We established this study abroad exchange partnership between North Carolina’s 15 university campuses and the 9 Baden-Württemberg universities in Germany. The BW/NC Exchange Program allows students to continue enrollment on their home campus while studying abroad at an exchange institution in Baden-Württemberg or North Carolina for no additional tuition.


All IPC activities are carefully supervised and supported by the following committees:  

  • IPC Advisory Committee

  • ​Study Abroad Committee

  • Discretionary Funds Committee

  • University-Affiliated International Travel Committee

  • Global Leadership (GLP) Steering Committee