Global Impact: Broadening Carolina’s Worldwide Reach

Infusing a global dimension throughout Carolina’s teaching, research and service activities drives the University's international initiatives and programs. Through UNC Global, Carolina aspires to strengthen the University’s worldwide presence by attracting top faculty members and students from around the world; conducting research of global significance; involving an increasing number of students in study abroad and global experiential learning programs; and increasing the breadth and depth of global partnerships.

    Global Impact Funding Priorities

    Explore Stories


    Santiago Gangotena

    A decade after earning his doctorate from Carolina, Gangotena founded the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.


    A Clearer Picture of Water

    “It’s really important that we clearly understand where the carbon that we are emitting goes..."

    Global Impact

    Long-Lasting Impact

    Currently, a once-daily pill exists to prevent HIV infection...


    Transforming Carolina, Transforming the Natural World

    “All the trees had been bulldozed to clear the way for development...”

    Global Impact

    A Ticket to Vietnam

    "I knew what I wanted to do, but there was always a financial barrier."

    Student Support

    International Peace Builders

    "They are my family..."