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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June 2017

Global Take Off: Puerto Rico Application Deadline

Friday, June 30, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Global Take Off: Puerto Rico program provides funding for students to participate in an interactive, five-day, faculty-led trip to Puerto Rico after final exams are over in December. In collaboration with the Institute for the Studies of the Americas and the Sonja H. Stone Center for Black Culture and History, this program includes the following components: Fully funded trip to Puerto Rico to participate in an interactive educational experience, including discussions with Puerto Rican students and community members, tours…

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September 2017

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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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 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 students! More details to come!

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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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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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You can also find more global events at UNC Global  and the campus-wide UNC events calendar .