Carolina students need your help to access global opportunities!

Please consider giving $135, the cost of a passport, to help UNC students take their first step toward life‑changing, career-enhancing, global opportunities.

Our two newest efforts to provide global opportunities to all students are:

Global Take Off: Puerto Rico

This program takes 12 first-year or transfer students who have never been abroad on an interactive, four-day, faculty-led trip to Puerto Rico over fall break. We cover all expenses (about $1,200 per student). Over 250 students applied in this inaugural year, so the demand is strong.

Carolina Global Initiative Award

The competitive award enables students to complete a global opportunity, which can take a variety of forms, including a journalism major interning in New York for a global publication; a first-generation college student business major working with a microfinance organization in Peru; and a biomedical engineering student working in a research lab in Germany. In the first year of this new award, 110 students applied, and 17 received funding, with the average award being $4,500.

Thank you so much for considering supporting either of these new global opportunities.

And the next time you’re in Chapel Hill, I hope you’ll stop by my office to discuss innovative ideas you have that expand and amplify global opportunities at UNC.

With much appreciation,
Niklaus Steiner, Ph.D.

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