The International Programs Center (IPC)
is pleased to again announce...
The PAL Program
What can UNCG's PAL Program offer me?
- New international friends!
- More involvement in the university!
- Fun excursions around North Carolina!
- The eternal gratitude of IPC!
- All this and much, much more can be yours simply by being a PAL!
What's a PAL?
The IPC PAL program matches a newly arriving international exchange student with a UNCG student, one-for-one. The purpose: to help exchange students adjust to life at UNCG, in Greensboro and in the USA, in general.
The UNCG PAL Program
The PAL (Peer Advisor and Liaison) program was begun in 1993 as an important link in IPC's efforts to establish quality student exchange programs here at UNCG. In the initial year of the program, UNCG received U.S. government support from the Cooperative Grants program of NAFSA's Association of International Education. In 1993, 14 PALs were identified for the program. Today nearly 50 UNCG students participate in the program during the academic year. This increase speaks to the success -- and the increasing need -- for such a program at UNCG as the number of new, incoming exchange students continues to grow. By being a PAL, you will play an important part in UNCG's efforts to become more international!
Responsibilities of a PAL
As a PAL, you are an important link in the orientation program for newly arriving exchange students. Your duties include: welcoming your PAL to campus, attending IPC-sponsored orientation activities, assisting with his or her adjustment to life in the residence halls and assisting with registration and drop/add procedures. You are also encouraged to introduce your PAL to "student life" both on- and off-campus. Sometimes, PALs have even been known to invite exchange students to their homes on weekends and holidays. As a PAL, you are an important link between the exchange student, IPC, UNCG, and Greensboro!
All UNCG students are encouraged to apply, especially: freshmen and sophomores interested in "things" international (including study abroad!) returning study abroad students interested in sharing their newly acquired, global insights!
Fill out the application and send it to the address below! You can find the application here: PAL Application.