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Installation of Chancellor Staton, UNC BOG Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient Patricia Clark, group of Living-Learning Community students
Photo Information: Left - Installation of Chancellor Cecil Staton March 24, 2017; Middle - 2017 UNC BOG Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient Patricia Clark of the School of Theatre and Dance; Right - group of students in the Living-Learning Community housed in Garrett Residence Hall

Office of Global Affairs

The ECU Office of Global Affairs (OGA),, is a campus resource for: student education abroad (including study, exchanges, internships, scholarships, etc.); undergraduate international student admissions; international student orientation and advising; hosting J-1 international scholars on campus; faculty opportunities abroad; and establishing agreements with universities and institutes outside the US. OGA also administers the ECU Language Academy (ECULA),, and Global Academic Initiatives (GAI),, which leverages a network of international partner institutions to help faculty incorporate international collaboration in both their teaching and research.

The Office of Global Affairs is located in the International House (iHouse) at 306 East Ninth Street, south of the Student Recreation & Wellness Center in the southwest corner of ECU's East Campus.

General Information

ECU faculty and staff who are not U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents ("Green Card holders" or "resident aliens") in the U.S. must have permission from the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) to remain and work in the United States. This permission comes in various forms of immigration classifications and all non-citizens and non-immigrants must establish and maintain a valid immigration status for ECU employment. New faculty will already have addressed this employment requirement upon receiving their ECU hire letter. Those with questions, however, should contact the ECU Director of Immigration Services, Brian Meyerhoeffer, at 252-737-4769 or