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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the nation's first state university to open its doors and the only U.S. public university to grant degrees in the 18th century. The university is consistently ranked among the nation's best in academic quality, diversity, engagement and international presence - and in academic areas ranging from law to business to public health. It has been ranked 1st among public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and the law school has risen 8 notches in only two years to 28th overall and to the Top 10 public law schools. The university also ranks 30th overall in the world according to The Times World University Rankings.

The university is located in Chapel Hill, a sophisticated small town that's part of a larger and easily accessible Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area - an area that the U.S. Census recognizes as having the biggest gain of any metropolitan area in the past ten years. With more than 1.13 million people, the community offers a range of legal opportunities, resources, neighborhoods, cultural events and more. UNC Chapel Hill also has hundreds of student organizations. For more information, take a look at our International Student Life page.

UNC Campus Resources

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services promotes international educational exchange through its services and programs. It serves as the principal administrative, advising and programming office for approximately 2,500 international undergraduate, graduate and professional students and international faculty, researchers, postdoctoral fellows and academic staff.

The Center for Global Initiatives

The Center for Global Initiatives is a catalyst for the innovative work of faculty and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The goals of the Center are to cultivate ideas that have the potential to reshape intellectual communities, bridge disciplinary boundaries to generate diverse perspectives and engage external audiences in the University's global activities.

Key Programs & Research Areas


E.A.S.E. (Easing Abroad Students Entry) is a student organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that welcomes international students and helps integrate them into life at Carolina. The organization helps foster the mentoring relationships that the study abroad office organizes by pairing each undergraduate foreign student with an American student. EASE plans various social events and outings to help transition all students to Carolina. EASE aims to create a fun, relaxed social context where students can share concerns/issues as well as make friends and create lasting memories.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources

The Writing Center

The Writing Center is a free service available to students, faculty, and staff at UNC-Chapel Hill. Our main office is in SASB North at the corner of Manning and Ridge roads. Additional services for international students and scholars and other English language learners are available through our ESL program.

Language Learning Resources

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