Dear International Alumni,

Please allow me to take this opportunity to share with you the new and exciting recruitment initiatives that we, at the Office of International Affairs, have been able to implement. First, we have updated the international undergraduate admissions web pages with new chat capacities and translated flyers. You may view them at Second, we have created new recruitment materials and have distributed them to advising centers and high schools abroad. Third, we have begun marketing and advertising internationally to reach out to more and more students. Finally, we have developed a recruiting plan that includes our participation in recruitment fairs abroad. This year, I have traveled to Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Toronto, and Tokyo to promote ECU at fairs and high school visits. This past November, we also organized a video recruitment session with Recife.

As we embark on this new journey to bring more international students to ECU, your assistance, suggestions and support are crucial. If you wish to help us with the recruitment efforts through distributing materials or assisting at recruitment fairs, please contact me at

Yours truly,

Monika Wojciechowski
Assistant Director for International Student Recruitment

A Word From the Office of International Affairs

by Dr. Elmer Poe

East Carolina University and its Office of International Affairs recognize the important contributions of its international alumni toward achieving the University's goal of cultural diversity. We acknowledge your courage for having chosen to leave your native country in pursuit of academic studies at ECU. Your success has been instrumental in the development of a strong international program at East Carolina University, and we look forward to maintaining a line of communication with each one of you. We welcome you to this first edition of Pirate interNational, a quarterly newsletter published to keep you informed of the important international initiatives and activities at ECU. International Affairs is a valued part of our university community, and it is our hope that this newsletter will enable you, as an alumnus, to continue to be a part of our future.

International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW), an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education, and institutions and organizations worldwide, is observed annually to celebrate and promote international education and exchange. We were pleased to join this celebration with a variety of events for students, faculty, and staff during the week of November 12, including the screening of foreign films, an international student luncheon and social, a summer study abroad information session, a Fulbright information session, and a workshop,” The World is Shrinking – Know Your Neighbors.”

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Office of International Affairs

International Undergraduate Admissions

International Graduate Admissions

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International Members of the ECU Community

Dr. Haozhe Chen

Haozhe Chen, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management in the College of Business. He has a Ph.D. from The University of Oklahoma and an MBA from The University of Alabama. Chen is originally from China, where he had eight years of managerial experience in international trade business. His current research interests include:  supply chain integration, supply chain relationships, reverse logistics, and international logistics. Chen has summarized his experience at East Carolina University by noting that, “As a new member of the Pirate family, my experience on campus has been wonderful, and I sincerely appreciate the warm welcome and tremendous support from the University, College [of Business], colleagues, and students. Every day I feel the energy and excitement around me because people are always talking about new things and new developments at ECU. It is so exciting to witness this amazing growth and, more importantly, to be a part of it!”

Monika Angelova

Monika Angelova, a native of Bulgaria, is a second-year MBA student at ECU. She is pursuing an MBA with a concentration in Finance. She found her way to ECU after attending several summer work and travel study programs. During the last two to three years Angelova’s decision to pursue an MBA has evolved gradually and has “greatly transformed [her] life and [her] career plans.” It has made her “realize that in order to succeed in our globalizing world [she] needs to have sharp business skills and maintain a balance of international business knowledge and international work experience.” Angelova is president of the International Student Association at ECU. When asked what she enjoys most about being at ECU Angelova said, “I enjoy meeting people with different backgrounds from around the world. Other than studying, I spend a lot of time at the Student Recreation Center – which is great.”