Amad Gore
Fayetteville State University, Undergraduate Student


Global Take Off: Puerto Rico


Global Take Off: Puerto Rico is a fully funded, interactive, five-day, faculty-led experience carried out in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Americas.

The 2017 program theme was environment, and the trip occurred over spring break due to a delay caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The experience included the following:

  • Seminars and collaborative learning experiences with University of Puerto Rico faculty, staff and students as well as community organizers
  • Visits to local community and university entities recovering from hurricane damage and delivery of goods collecting on UNC's campus
  • Outdoor interactive learning experiences exploring Puerto Rico's natural and agricultural resources (i.e., beekeeping, coconut harvesting, kayaking and cave exploring)
  • Career and personal development and networking opportunities with international partners and alumni


Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico