The Center for Global Initiatives hosts and co-sponsors global events and conferences across campus and in our community. Of note are our recurring events that take place throughout the year, Global Projects Showcase and International Coffee Hour.

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August 2017

Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm EDT

Join the Center for Global Initiatives and the UNC Writing Center for a collaborative grant writing workshop at the Undergraduate Library! Led by a Writing Center professional who has read thousands of proposals, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make a proposal successful. Get an insider's view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing. This workshop will be the first in a series of workshops held throughout the year. Additional dates tentatively set…

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September 2017

Fulbright U.S. Student Program & Peace Corps Info Session (Undergraduates)

Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EDT
Deberry Board Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St. Ste. 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join us to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program and Peace Corps. This information session is geared towards graduating seniors, but all are welcome to attend.

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Carolina Global Photo Competition Deadline

Friday, September 15, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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UNC students, faculty, alumni and staff are invited to submit up to three photos representing any world region as a part of the annual Carolina Global Photo Competition. There is no restriction on the period in which the photograph was taken, and travel need not have been connected to a program at UNC. Distinctive images that embrace new perspectives are highly regarded. Grand prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place. Prizes include a grand prize, gift certificates…

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Campus Deadline

Monday, September 18, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project, or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries.

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Global Project Showcase

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm1:30 pm EDT

LOCATION: Student Union, room 3102 Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations. Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves. Lunch will be provided.

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International Day of Peace

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Established in 1981, the United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

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Global Tech Opportunities

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 5:15 pm6:30 pm EDT
Manning Hall, rm 001, 216 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Global Tech Opportunities: How to Go Global in Tech, Info Sci and Related Fields Interested in a career tech and want a global experience? The UNC Center for Global Initiatives, the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship (E-minor) and the UNC School of Information and Library Sciences (SILS) are co-hosting an information session about global opportunities. You don't have to be a SILS student to attend, and we will be discussing programs and resources for students at any stage, first-years to graduate…

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October 2017

Passport to Go! Application Deadline

Monday, October 2, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Passport to Go! program provides funding for first-year or new transfer students to obtain their first U.S. passport. Applications from students who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of a passport are prioritized, and we are specifically targeting students traditionally underrepresented in global opportunities (read more about our Opening Access initiative here). The primary goal of this award is to encourage students to begin participating in global opportunities early in their academic careers. Applications must be…

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Global Project Showcase

Monday, October 9, 2017 @ 12:20 pm1:20 pm EDT

LOCATION: Student Union, room 3102 Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations. Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves. Lunch will be provided.

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November 2017

Carolina Covenant + CGI Info Session

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm EST
Conference Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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Are you interested in embarking on a global opportunity, but concerned about how to afford it, fit it in your schedule, or gain family support? Join the UNC Center for Global Initiatives and the Carolina Covenant office at an information session about the many global opportunities and resources available. We will be discussing programs and opportunities for students at any stage, first-years to graduating seniors! Spring deadlines are coming up. Don’t let your college career pass without adding a global…

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Global Project Showcase

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EST
Classroom 1009, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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LOCATION: FedEx Global Education Center, rm 1009 Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations. Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves. Dinner will be provided.

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January 2018

Global Project Showcase

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm1:30 pm EST

LOCATION: Student Union, room TBD Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations. Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves. Lunch will be provided.

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February 2018

Global Project Showcase

Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EST
Classroom 1009, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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LOCATION: FedEx Global Education Center, rm 1009 Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations. Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves. Dinner will be provided.

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March 2018

Global Project Showcase

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 12:20 pm1:20 pm EDT

LOCATION: Student Union, room TBD Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations. Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves. Lunch will be provided.

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