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Tar Heels abroad

The Carolina experience doesn’t necessarily have to start in Chapel Hill. Tar Heels in Carolina Global Launch begin it abroad. The program enables first-year students to study abroad at a partner university during their fall semester.

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  • Holmes and his study abroad group touring the Isle of Skye.

    Becoming a Tar Heel abroad

    Jackson Holmes spent his first semester as a Tar Heel studying at the University of Stirling in Scotland as part of the Carolina Global Launch program.

  • Bella by a beach in Ireland.

    Building confidence abroad

    First-year student Bella Hancock began her Carolina career away from Chapel Hill at Maynooth University near Dublin, Ireland. She was among the more than 80 first-year students who made up Carolina Global Launch’s second cohort this past fall.

  • Emma Sampson.

    Tar Heel charts a unique global learning journey through Global Guarantee

    Emma Sampson's passion for global education began at a young age. The now sophomore enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill as a global studies major after she spent fall 2021 abroad in Granada, Spain through Carolina Global Launch – an intimidating decision for Sampson.

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