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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October 2019

[DEADLINE] Carolina Global Initiative Award

Sunday, October 20, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

CGI Website Event: Deadlines The Carolina Global Initiative Award provides funding for current undergraduate, master's and professional (J.D., M.D., D.D.S., etc.), and international Ph.D. students. This award supports students to complete a non-credit-bearing global opportunity in the U.S. or abroad. We seek applicants with financial need and no or limited prior global travel and those with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds (read more about our Opening Access work). Applications must be in by 11:59pm, Sunday, October 20.

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Work Abroad: Strategies for an International Job Search

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm EDT
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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Are you interested in working in a foreign country after graduation? Come plan your strategy for landing a job abroad, and receive helpful resources that will enable you to effectively market yourself and target the countries and organizations where your skills would be most useful. Bring your computer to this interactive and practical workshop, and be prepared to leave with a plan for your job search! Roderick Lewis, Senior Associate Director of University Career Services, will lead the session and share…

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Information Session: Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm5:30 pm EDT
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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Join the Center for Global Initiatives and 2018 CLS alumna Tara Casebolt to learn more about fully funded intensive language study during the summer through the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program.  With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides fully-funded intensive language study during the summer to a diverse group of students from across the United States at every level of language…

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November 2019

Global Project Showcase

Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EST
Classroom 1005, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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LOCATION: Room 1005, FedEx Global Education Center 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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[DEADLINE] Next-Level Fellowship

Monday, November 11, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The UNC Next Level Fellowship provides funding for two undergraduate students to accompany UNC Professor of Music Mark Katz as interns in La Paz, Bolivia during spring break for the Next Level hip hop diplomacy program. The experience provides the opportunity to serve as cultural ambassadors and active participants both in helping to prepare the Next Level Bolivia team before the experience and in supporting Next Level staff and artists during their time abroad. We seek applicants with financial need…

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[DEADLINE] UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship

Monday, November 11, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship provides funding for an undergraduate student to join 1st and 4th year medical students on a summer women’s health project in Honduras. In collaboration with the UNC School of Medicine and the Honduran Health Alliance (HHA), this program offers a fully funded trip to Honduras to collaborate with medical students and local communities and provide health education talks, family planning resources, and women’s health screenings. Applications must be in by 11:59pm, Monday, November 11.

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December 2019

[DEADLINE] Class of 1938

Monday, December 16, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The Class of 1938 Fellowship provides a $5000 award for sophomores and juniors to complete a non-credit-bearing global opportunity abroad during the summer. Supported by an endowment from the University of North Carolina’s Class of 1938, a class that matured during the second World War, a period characterized by immense loss of life, world-wide suffering, and devastation. The Class of 1938 came together to provide an award to future UNC students for the purpose of amplifying the class’s unwavering commitment…

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January 2020

International Coffee Hour

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EST
Saladelia Cafe, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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 Center for Global Initiatives and Study Abroad Office. For more information click here.

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Global Project Showcase

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EST
209 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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LOCATION: TBA 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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February 2020

International Coffee Hour

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EST
Saladelia Cafe, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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 Writing Center and Global Grads. For more information click here.

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March 2020

International Coffee Hour

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EST
Saladelia Cafe, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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 International Student and Scholar Services and University Libraries. For more information click here.

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GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am3:30 pm EDT
3009 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 with global communities, and develop intercultural competencies. First-time travelers and experienced globetrotters alike can benefit from session topics like “Voluntourism” + the White Savior Complex, The Ethics of Healthcare Abroad, Race + Ethnicity in a Global Context, Local Global Opportunities, The World We See: Global Photography, and Gender + Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Travel.

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April 2020

International Coffee Hour

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EDT
Saladelia Cafe, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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. For more information click here.  

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Global Project Showcase

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EDT
209 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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LOCATION: TBA 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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You can also find more global events at UNC Global and the campus-wide UNC events calendar.