A second-generation Vietnamese American, junior Valerie Nguyen feels more connected to her roots than ever after a semester in Carolina’s new Vietnamese language pilot program.
There has arguably never been more need to work across cultures to find solutions to global problems. The grand challenges of our time – including climate change, cyber security and pandemics – do not live neatly within national borders. To educate the next generation of global leaders, Carolina must create opportunities for students to learn from and with other cultures so they develop the global mindset needed to address these complex issues.
Global and Growing
“The global education we offer at Carolina prepares our students to become global leaders and to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.”
– Barbara J. Stephenson, UNC-Chapel Hill Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer
Carolina’s Global Guarantee
The Global Guarantee is a University-wide commitment. It ensures that all Carolina students have access to the best menu of global education opportunities possible. Our guarantee diversifies and strengthens global learning and creates opportunities, many of which don’t have a special application process or fee. Opportunities include:
- Globally focused curricula, tracks and degrees in a range of disciplines
- Study Abroad
- Global internship and research opportunities
- Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) courses and other virtual exchange programs
- Global programming and cultural exchange on campus
A new format of courses is helping Carolina students and faculty share ideas with counterparts across the world.
In the midst of the pandemic, a group of students in the College of Arts & Sciences are experiencing study abroad virtually with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.
A new initiative supports faculty seeking to incorporate enhanced virtual and remote international collaboration in their course offerings.
Combining aerial drone photography and interviews with local farmers, Francisco Laso ’21 (Ph.D.) is mapping farmland on the Galápagos Islands in his native Ecuador.
UNC-Chapel Hill and University of Zambia researchers are tackling global maternal and child health issues while providing quality services to women and children in Zambia.
The new DentAlliance partners will collaborate globally to transform education, research, and professional practice in dentistry and oral and craniofacial health sciences.
Analyzing ancient animal remains shipped across the Atlantic from a partner university, researchers at Carolina are uncovering insights about life in some of civilization’s first cities.
Two students — one from Singapore and one from the U.S. — discuss their experiences studying on opposite sides of the world.
Carolina is expanding its digital learning platforms and educating students about the practice and theory of U.S. diplomacy.
An international economist is the director of the Modern Indian Studies program, which advances knowledge and understanding of India’s emergence as an economic powerhouse.
A Carolina alumnus applies his experience with Chinese folk music to the UNC World View Fellows Program, providing K-12 and community college educators with global professional development opportunities.
The Humanitarian Health Initiative leverages Carolina's global health expertise in support of humanitarian efforts around the world.
Global and area studies centers are critical to deepening and expanding the campus and community’s understanding of the world and the importance of international education.
Support A Global Mindset
Private support for global initiatives at Carolina is crucial for the University to infuse a global dimension throughout its teaching and research mission and to enhance its global visibility. Gifts to the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund give University leaders the flexibility needed to provide funding to students, faculty and programs supporting Carolina’s top global priorities.Make a Gift Today Opens in new window