About the CIC

“Each of our units performs unique and crucial work toward the overall internationalization of the campus. I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about what we do and how we support the university’s mission. We welcome your input and suggestions regarding our efforts and international programming, services, and activities at The University of Alabama.  Contact us at cic@ua.edu.”

Teresa E. Wise, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for International Education & Global Outreach

Education Abroad

Director: Ms. Carolina Robinson

  • Assists faculty with overseas program development
  • Develops & implements marketing & recruitment strategies
  • Provides prep sessions for faculty on budgeting, health & safety, risk management, etc.
  • Coordinates administrative process with multiple other offices: student receivables, judicial affairs, registrar, etc.
  • Advises students on study abroad
  • Conducts mandatory pre-departure sessions
  • Provides reentry/ returnee programming

English Language Institute

Director: Dr. Bill Wallace

  • Provides intensive English language training & cultural orientation for students, professionals, & graduate teaching assistants.
  • Culturally Speaking classes for UA undergrads & ELI students.
  • Culture & Language Exchange Program pairs UA foreign language learners with ELI students.
  • International Teaching Assistant Program provides evaluation & training for non-native GTAs.
  • Academic Support Program provides support classes for matriculated UA students.
  • Study Center provides self-help materials and tutoring.

International Student and Scholar Services

Director: Mr. Charter Morris

  • Processes required immigration documentation for all incoming students, faculty, & staff for The University of Alabama.
  • Presents orientation sessions for international students & scholars.
  • Conducts training for departments on student visa regulations, academic advising, employment visas, cultural sensitivity, etc.
  • Administers on-going assistance & advice to international students & scholars regarding internships, employment authorization, & travel.
  • Provides social & intercultural programming for internationals & entire UA community