UNCW Global Alumni: Lola Paunovic

This week’s spotlight is the brilliant Lola Paunovic. Where are you from originally? I was born in Belgrade, then a part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, but now Serbia. Where do you live now? I currently live in Belgrade, Serbia. When did you study at UNCW? I started my studies at UNCW during the…

UNCW Global Alumni: Luccas Souza Cruz

This week’s spotlight is the talented Luccas Souza Cruz. Where are you from originally? Proudly from São Paulo, Brazil; born and raised! Where do you live now? After an, unfortunate failed attempt at an OPT, I moved back to my home city and country, but I could not be happier being back, as I missed…

UNCW Global Alumni: Patricia Ripoll Martinez

This week’s spotlight is the talented Patricia Ripoll Martinez. Where are you from originally? I am from Spain (Benidorm, Alicante) Where do you live now? Currently I live in Madrid, capital of Spain When did you study at UNCW? I studied at UNCW my last 2 years of bachelor’s degree (2016-2018) What was your major/focus? I graduated with a Bachelor of…

Global Seahawk Spotlight: Hannah Kent

This week’s spotlight is the lovely Hannah Kent! Coming from Kent, England, Hannah has been attending UNCW for the past three years now! Back in the UK, she attended an international boarding school that offered entrance examinations for schools all around the world. Having friends that resided in North Carolina, they spoke highly of the…

Welcome event hosted by the Coastal Carolina UN Association

Members of the UN and students shared about the United Nations in the US and in their countries. They also talked about the differences between living in the US and other places around the world. In addition, they talked about Sustainable Development Goals and what they can do to face the most serious problems in…

Fall 2020 Virtual Orientation

Welcome back Seahawks! The Office of International Students and Scholars conducted its first virtual orientation on August 17 and 18! Students living in the US and abroad (students who will be taking classes online) joined us for a day of sessions about academics, immigration and resources. In addition, new Global Seahawks had the opportunity to…

Global Seahawk Spotlight: Aybala Yilmaz

Currently a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Aybala Yilmaz is with us for her second semester! Coming from Istanbul, Turkey, Aybala loves Wilmington. She loves the area so much that she hopes to stay here for her 3 remaining years of university! At the moment, Aybala is undecided with regards to her…

Spring 2019 Orientation

Welcome back Seahawks! This past Friday we had our orientation for our incoming international students this semester. The level of excitement from each of the students could be felt the moment you walked in the room. These students are truly incredibly and we cannot wait to share our wonderful campus with them. Below are some…

Global Seahawk Spotlight: Fernanda Ramos

Fernanda Ramos is a current UNCW student joining us from Brazil. She was born and raised in São Paulo, which is Brazil’s vibrant financial center as well as the largest city. Fernanda attended a Catholic school in São Paulo where she learned English, Portuguese and Spanish. She has also always been very passionate about learning,…

Global Seahawk Spotlight: Pablo Herrero

Pablo Herrero is a current graduate student in the IMBA program, joining us from Tenerife, Spain. Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, located off the coast of West Africa. It is best known for Mt. Teide, a dormant volcano that is Spain’s tallest peak and Carnaval de Santa Cruz, a huge pre-Lent festival…