Resources for Faculty & Advisors of International Students

Faculty and academic advisors interact on a regular basis with international students at UNC Charlotte and may at times be faced with variations of learning styles and sets of expectations based upon non-U.S. educational systems outside the U.S.  

In addition to adapting to a new way of learning, many international students also feel anxiety due to additional responsibilities such as abiding by immigration regulations, meeting very high financial obligations, living up to family expectations in their home countries, and learning to be successful in a new culture.

The ISSO offers a workshop each fall semester which covers some of these topics, and invites anyone who is interested in learning more to attend.  In the meantime, the power-point presentation used in that workshop is available and meant to provide a useful context for these issues as well as to provide contact information for referrals to the ISSO as appropriate.  

See our Maintenance of Academic and Immigration Status Handout for more on international student rights/responsibilities.

Questions and comments are welcome at intlsso@uncc.edu .