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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July 2018

[DEADLINE] Global Take Off: Puerto Rico

Sunday, July 29, 2018
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The Global Take Off: Puerto Rico program provides funding for students to participate in an interactive, five-day experience in Puerto Rico after final exams are over in December. In collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Americas, 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…

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August 2018

Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, August 29, 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 Center for Global Initiatives and the UNC Writing Center for a collaborative grant writing workshop at the Undergraduate Library! Led by a Writing Center professional who has read thousands of proposals, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make a proposal successful. Get an insider’s view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing. This workshop is the first in a series of workshops held throughout the year.

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September 2018

Fulbright Information Session

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EDT
Deberry Board Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St. Ste. 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Interested in researching or teaching abroad after graduation? Join us to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program! The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project, or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries. Don't wait til the info session to learn about the application process. Start exploring programs and look through next steps today!

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[DEADLINE] Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Thursday, September 20, 2018
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project, or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries. All applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Currently enrolled UNC students must join the Fulbright Sakai site and apply through the Center for Global Initiatives and meet the campus deadline. Alumni may apply at large but are welcome to apply through the…

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[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

Grant Writing 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 Center for Global Initiatives and the UNC Writing Center for a collaborative grant writing workshop at the Undergraduate Library! Led by a Writing Center professional who has read thousands of proposals, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make a proposal successful. Get an insider’s view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing. This workshop is the second in a series of three workshops held throughout the year.

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January 2019

Grant Writing 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 Center for Global Initiatives and the UNC Writing Center for a collaborative grant writing workshop at the Undergraduate Library! Led by a Writing Center professional who has read thousands of proposals, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make a proposal successful. Get an insider’s view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing. This workshop is the third in a series of three workshops held each year.

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March 2019

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