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Beginning abroad at Carolina

For some Tar Heels, the journey to Chapel Hill begins internationally with a semester abroad.

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UNC-Chapel Hill is at the heart of what’s next, preparing talented students from different perspectives and life experiences to become creators, explorers, entrepreneurs and leaders. Tar Heels develop a voice for critical thought and the courage to guide change.

Carolina’s nationally recognized teaching, groundbreaking research and dedication to public service continue a legacy that began when the University was chartered in 1789 and opened to students four years later.

  • 1stand only public university in the United States to award degrees in the 18th century.
  • No. 1public university in the South (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 College Rankings)
  • No. 4public school in the country in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Colleges rankings.
  • 60national championships won by the Tar Heels

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University Calendar

  1. Holiday Arts Market

    Ackland Art Museum

    Fri, December 805:00 pm

    Holiday Arts Market
  2. Artists' Talk: The Durham Palette

    North Carolina Botanical Garden

    Fri, December 807:00 pm

    Artists' Talk: The Durham Palette
  3. A Christmas Carol

    PlayMakers Repertory Company

    Sat, December 1607:30 pm

    A Christmas Carol
  4. A Christmas Carol

    PlayMakers Repertory Company

    Sun, December 1702:00 pm

    A Christmas Carol