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Welcome, Educators and UNC Students!

We make it easy for YOU to connect your students to the world through Carolina Navigators - for FREE!

Carolina Navigators provides K-16 teachers and students with global education resources created by Carolina students who have international expertise.

Since its inception in 1996, the program has served over well over 200,000 students in more than half the counties across North Carolina.

A program of the Center for Global Initiatives, Carolina Navigators enriches the education of both UNC and K-12 students through engaged learning.

This service is free of charge for educators in North Carolina.

What can you do with Carolina Navigators?

1. Borrow a Culture Kit.  Culture Kits are collections of resources that contain authentic artifacts and contemporary and historical items, such as games, money, printed materials, tools, school uniforms, books, CDs,, and DVDs, from a variety of countries.

2. Integrate a short Video Story, Photo Story or Article into a lesson.

3. Bring a Carolina Navigator service-learning student in your classroom virtually or in person. (This option is only available from September-December and January-April. For more information, email navigators@unc.edu)

4. Participate in one of our Virtual Cultural Presentation Fairs. Sign up below to get event details, reminders, and resources to prepare your students for the event.

5. Make integrating our resources easy by getting our curated newsletter! About twice a month we'll email you our targeted newsletter highlighting the 3-5 resources that focus on a specific theme, country, grade level or curriculum area. Sign up to get the newsletter!

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Carolina Navigators among UNC public service efforts named in 2013 President’s Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

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Congratulations Carolina Navigators!  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlighted Carolina Navigators community service efforts and has been named to the President's Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction.  Two other CGI programs, Scholars' Latino Initiative and Carolina…

My Experiences as a Carolina Navigator

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I began working with Carolina Navigators during my second year at Carolina and I still remember feeling a certain excitement and energy that pulsated through the Center for Global Initiatives when I first started. I’ve been conscious of this energy throughout…

Carolina Navigators Director Cate Brubaker wins 2012 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award

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Carolina Navigators Director Cate Brubaker just won a 2012 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award!  The award recognizes UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and units for extraordinary public service through engaged teaching, research and community partnerships.  Learn more about the awesome service-learning…

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