International Programs
International Programs

International Buddy Program

Adjusting to a new cultural environment can be exciting and challenging. New international students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke often have a lot of questions and concerns during their first weeks on IBPcampus. The International Buddy Program was created to ease the transition, with current U.S. students helping new international students understand the United States and American college life.

The support provided by the Buddy Program is intended to present students with the opportunity to create a social network and community atmosphere through regular social events organized throughout the academic year as well as through individual meetings with their buddies/mentors.

The International Buddy Program is about friendship and support. You are volunteering your time to serve as an ambassador into life at UNCP.

Why be a Mentor?

The UNCP International Buddy Program provides opportunities to meet and make global friendships. It also allows the buddies to learn new cultures Statue of Libertyand traditions. It is held throughout the academic year, and all that is required is your commitment!

► Be an ambassador to new international students.

► Gain insight on different cultural values and world views.

► Join a globally mind community.

► Build your resume and network!

Have FUN!! The UNCP International Buddy Program is VOLUNTEERING, fun and held each semester/year for new international undergraduate students. All that is required is your commitment to the program!


Typical "buddy" activities might include showing international students around campus, locating banks, DMV, and grocery stores near the University, chatting over a cup of coffee, or meeting for lunch/dinner.

►Support buddy in the first few weeks at UNCP.

► Help International Programs with the “UNCP Amazing Race”.


All current students at UNC Pembroke are eligible to volunteer for the UNCP International Buddy Program.

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