The Office of International Programs (OIP) is designed to build a campus-wide global perspective through an academic exchange program that fosters service, support, and advocacy: Students may study abroad, conduct research, or participate in faculty-led trips in service learning. ECSU is committed to building and managing partnerships with universities around the world and expanding the presence of international students and faculty on the campus. The OIP has joined the University of North Carolina (UNC) Exchange Program and the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP-www.isep.org) which offers a network of colleges and universities in nine countries (Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, and Uruquay) cooperating to provide affordable access to international and multicultural education for a diverse student population. The UNCEP-Exchange Program (www.uncep.org), "links North Carolina to the World through academic student exchange opportunities". The mission of the OIP is to provide all students (undergraduate and graduate) a pathway for international experiences and exposure. As a result of these linkages, ECSU students may spend a semester or full academic year studying in one of more than 200 institutions in 41 countries. Study abroad is affordable. Financial aid, including scholarships, may be used to pay for exchange programs. For further information, contact Bonita Ewers at the Office of International Programs at (252) 335-3630 or visit the website: http//www.ecsu.edu/academics/programs/international.index.cfm.