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 Project Showcase and International Coffee Hour.

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September 2018

[DEADLINE] Passport to Go!

Sunday, September 30, 2018
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The Passport to Go! program provides funding for first-year or new transfer UNC 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 (read more about our Opening Access initiative here). In years past we have been able to fund all eligible applicants, so don’t hesitate to apply! Applications must be in by 11:59pm, Sunday, September 30.

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October 2018

Global Project Showcase

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 12:30 pm1:30 pm EDT
Student Union, rm 3209, 209 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

LOCATION: Student Union, room 3209 Want a global experience while at UNC? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations, and hear directly from other students about how they planned and paid for their experience. Lunch will be provided.

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International Coffee Hour

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EDT
ExpressOasis, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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, and meet staff from the hosting offices with great resources to share. This date is hosted by the Writing Center & Undergraduate Library.

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Funding Application Workshop

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm EDT
Undergraduate Library, rm 205, 203 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join the UNC Writing Center and the Center for Global Initiatives for a collaborative award application workshop at the Undergraduate Library! Led by a Writing Center professional who has read thousands of applications for competitive programs like Fulbright, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make an application successful. Get an insider’s view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing. CGI will also have a program manager available to discuss travel application tips and…

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November 2018

International Coffee Hour

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EST
ExpressOasis, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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, and meet staff from the hosting offices with great resources to share. This date is hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

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Global Project Showcase

Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EST
Deberry Board Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St. Ste. 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

LOCATION: FedEx Global Education Center, room 1009 Want a global experience while at UNC? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations, and hear directly from other students about how they planned and paid for their experience. This showcase will focus on global research projects in honor of Research Week! Dinner will be provided.

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January 2019

International Coffee Hour

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EST
ExpressOasis, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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, and meet staff from the hosting offices with great resources to share. This date is hosted by the Center for Global Initiatives & Study Abroad.

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Funding Application Workshop

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm EST
Undergraduate Library, rm 205, 203 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join the UNC Writing Center and the Center for Global Initiatives for a collaborative award application workshop at the Undergraduate Library! Led by a Writing Center professional who has read thousands of applications for competitive programs like Fulbright, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make an application successful. Get an insider’s view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing. CGI will also have a program manager available to discuss travel application tips and…

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Global Project Showcase

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 12:30 pm1:30 pm EST

LOCATION: Student Union, rm TBD Want a global experience while at UNC? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations, and hear directly from other students about how they planned and paid for their experience. Lunch will be provided.

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February 2019

International Coffee Hour

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EST
ExpressOasis, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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, and meet staff from the hosting offices with great resources to share. This date is hosted by the Writing Center.

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Global Project Showcase

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm1:30 pm EST

LOCATION: Student Union, rm TBD Want a global experience while at UNC? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations, and hear directly from other students about how they planned and paid for their experience. Lunch will be provided.

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March 2019

Global Project Showcase

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EST
NC

LOCATION: coming soon! Want a global experience while at UNC? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations, and hear directly from other students about how they planned and paid for their experience. Dinner will be provided.

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International Coffee Hour

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EST
ExpressOasis, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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, and meet staff from the hosting offices with great resources to share. This date is hosted by the Undergraduate Library & International Student and Scholar Services.

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GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics

Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am3:30 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. First-time travelers and experienced globetrotters alike can benefit from session topics like Global Entrepreneurship, “Voluntourism,” Providing Healthcare Abroad and Decoding Culture in Education. The conference will include: Interactive workshops led by faculty, staff and community members on the diverse contexts and challenges you may face while abroad; An intimate global connections lunch…

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April 2019

International Coffee Hour

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EDT
ExpressOasis, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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, and meet staff from the hosting offices with great resources to share. This date is hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

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