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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Upcoming Events

March 2017

Global Projects Showcase Lunch

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm1:30 pm EDT

Join us at the 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. This showcase will feature the following speaker: - Jalyn McNeal, senior Global Studies major, Passport to Go! awardee and Foreign Language…

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April 2017

GO! Global Orientation 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am3:00 pm EDT
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities, and develop intercultural competencies. This is a required event for all students who receive funding from the Center for Global Initiatives. Register online today! Save Save Save Save Save

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm EDT
Seminar Room 3033, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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Join us to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program and Peace Corp. This information session is geared towards graduating seniors, but all are welcome to attend.

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program (MA/PhD)

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EDT
Seminar Room 3033, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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Join us to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program. This information session is geared towards Masters and Ph.D. students.

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May 2017

International Coffee Hour

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EDT
EspressOasis Cafe, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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Join us for a monthly social hour to bring together international UNC community members and students excited about global engagement. Chat about opportunities and challenges on campus. Meet staff from the hosting offices with great resources to share.This date is hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Postdoctoral Association . For more information click here.

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Center for Global Initiatives Awards Reception

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm EDT

This annual celebration honors both the students about to travel with our support and so many of the faculty, staff and students who've partnered with us to enhance global education at UNC all year. Due to size limitations this event is by invitation. Please contact cgi@unc.edu with questions.

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