International students desire to ENGAGE in cross-cultural exchanges with Americans, EXPERIENCE and SERVE our college and community, and BROADEN our relationships with businesses, schools, clubs and volunteers.
During WES WAY DAYS at the new student orientation, new international Bishops develop relationships with domestic Bishops and also have their very own orientation. This includes information on F-1 status and regulations/policies, ways to become a successful Bishop, engaging with their Worldwide Welcome Team Leaders, begin building relationships and meet the International Student Services Team.
Welcome Home. Welcome Back!
Welcome Back! This is a special time at the beginning of the semester when all of the returning international Bishops can be together again, have fun, enjoy food, each other and our GO Group of volunteers.
Need a break in the middle of the semester? Join us for a relaxing night of food, friends, and fun!
Internationals have the opportunity to attend F-1 Advising meetings and these are ongoing throughout the semester. Learn about CPT, OPT, status information and how to stay connected to the NCWC Bishop family.
Worldwide Welcome Leaders
These students have applied and been chosen to represent their international family to the new students arriving. They start making connections with the new students six weeks before they arrive by communicating with them concerning any questions they may have. If new students GET CONNECTED and STAY INFORMED, they will be SUCCESSFUL. These ambassadors assist in that intentional process from the beginning.
Language Learning Group Game Nights
Getting together with American Bishops and playing games makes a fun way to practice and be intentional about learning and speaking English!
International Bishop Association (IBA)
The International Bishop Association (IBA) of NCWC seeks to:
- Increase the knowledge and awareness of students in the area of cultural and international affairs.
– To promote relationships between international and domestic Bishops.
– Provide cross-cultural exchange with the NCWC campus and the Rocky Mount area.
- Provide the opportunities for students to participate in cultural and social activities.
– Give back to our college and community through service opportunities.
– Utilize international students as cultural consultants by partnering with local schools/agencies.
- In pursuit of these goals, IBA will engage in hosting social events, host campus speakers, etc. visit sites of cultural and international significance and give back to our Bishop and surrounding community.
International Education Month
November is a time for us to recognize our college’s global connections and celebrate the importance and benefits of international education in the U.S. and around the world. International Education Week/Month is a joint initiative between the U. S. Department of Education and the U. S. Department of State. As we highlight this each year, this awareness pays homage to our valued internationals including all International Bishops (students, staff, faculty) and the global opportunities offered across our campus.
Fall/Spring Break Activities
Local activities provided for internationals who remain on campus during these breaks.
NCWC’s very own international festival. International students highlight their countries and cultures with a parade of flags, fashion show, and talent show. Guests can also “taste the nations” at country display tables. This night of culture and diversity is open to the community.
What an accomplishment! These students have moved a world away and found another home at NCWC. The Senior Celebration is a night that honors them and their goals they have achieved and the family they have become to one another.
Summer Send Off
Say goodbye for the summer at this event with the GO Group volunteers and other international Bishops. Food, fun and family!
GET CONNECTED—- IN THE COMMUNITY.
Global Outreach (“GO Group”) Connections
Our community of volunteers from surrounding churches, businesses, families, schools and organizations. The GO Group shows support to our internationals through various activities throughout the semester.
Students spend an evening and enjoy a meal with a Go Group member to learn more about each culture and begin building relations.
Service opportunities in the community.