Border Your Boundaries


Why are there so many students who would like to study abroad but so few that actually go? The answer could be as simple as not knowing where to start. Or would you just love to discover and learn new things about other cultures? These are just a couple of the reasons why UNCW organizes Intercultural Week every year. It is a week full of exciting events, such as films, performances, panel discussions, lectures and an abundance of delicious international food!

 Throughout the Communication Studies discipline, one thing we discuss the most is how to apply our learning inside of the classroom to every day life. Not only does this apply to COM students, it applies to everyone. If you’re a Foreign Language major or even an International Business major, come use what you know and communicate with some of the most interesting and cultured people!

One of our blog members Pauline is an international student (Communication Studies) from the Netherlands that applies her learning from there, over here in the United States on a regular basis. “Going abroad for the semester is one of the best choices I’ve ever made. For me, taking courses I love and improving my English are not the only things that drive me to actually follow this dream. Learning to live in a new culture and meeting so many people from all around the world makes this fairytale complete. I would recommend this experience to everybody, especially the COM-students!”

 I Week will start this Saturday January 30th. Below you will find a short preview that includes highlights for each day. For a more detailed version including times and locations, follow the link –>

Saturday, January 30– 23rd Annual Intercultural Festival

Monday, February 1– Ca$h Cab, Music from around the World, and Masquerades

Tuesday, February 2– Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Professionalism Around the World, ACE International Cinema: Slow West, and An Evening with Roxane Gay

Wednesday, February 3- A Trip Down ‘de’ Islands, Fun with Arabic, Affordable Education Abroad Information Session, The C° / F° Reading Series, A Transnational Dialogue between Latin America and the North, and UNCW vs. Puerto Rico Women’s Soccer

Thursday, February 4– Global Café and When the Incas met the Spanish

Friday, February 5– MyStand Mentor Training and Crimson Peak

If you are interested in different cultures and getting to know new and noteworthy people, then go ahead, join I Week and celebrate the rich diversity found in Wilmington and the UNCW community!

– Addison, Sloane & Pauline