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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[DEADLINE] Global Take Off: Puerto Rico

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Global Take Off: Puerto Rico program provides funding for students to participate in an interactive, five-day, faculty-led trip to Puerto Rico after final exams are over in May. It is part of the Center for Global Initiatives’ Opening Access efforts to significantly increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students who have access to global opportunities. This effort opens access to students who face financial, cultural, and institutional barriers including transfer students, first-generation college students, student-athletes, and others.

In collaboration with the Department of Athletics, this program includes the following components:

  • Fully funded trip to Puerto Rico to participate in an interactive educational experience, including discussions with Puerto Rican students and community members and tours of local sites and community organizations
  • Collaborative learning with both UNC and University of Puerto Rico faculty and staff
  • Career and personal development and networking opportunities

Students selected for the Global Take Off: Puerto Rico Summer cohort will meet in spring 2018 for pre-departure orientation sessions and in fall 2018 for post-trip reflection sessions. The actual trip to Puerto Rico will be from May 9 – May 15, 2018.

The application is now open!


Monday, November 13, 2017
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Center for Global Initiatives
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Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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You can also find more global events at UNC Global and the campus-wide UNC events calendar.