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Carolina senior Lucas Risinger is among the three Tar Heels studying at Kyrgyzstan's American University of Central Asia this year as part of the UNC Russian Flagship Program.
Carolina’s Study Abroad Office adapted its programming during the pandemic, creating new global learning opportunities for students at home while helping others travel internationally safely.
Sartaj Jhooty spent last semester studying at the University of Granada as part of the Carolina Global Launch program, which enables first-year students to spend their fall semester abroad before joining the Carolina community on campus the following spring semester.
For more than 10 years, the UNC Center for Galápagos Studies has been a hub of collaborative research activity spanning many disciplines, with the potential to impact the globe. Diego Riveros-Iregui and Amanda Thompson, the center’s new interim co-directors, strive to use their own experiences from the islands to expand its reach and grow its reputation as a world-renowned research institution.
Carolina alumnus Jake Mendys ’16 uses basketball and business to change lives from Rwanda to the NBA.
Will Larsen's love of science and the outdoors — combined with initiative and perseverance — led the Tar Heel to the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies and fieldwork on the remote islands.
Most UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D. students oversee their own research projects for their dissertations. But Kriddie Whitmore did it in a foreign country — and with the added challenges of a language barrier, bad weather and limited equipment. This past summer, Whitmore traveled to Ecuador's Andes Mountains, tackling their demands with incredible tenacity and creativity.
This summer, UNC-Chapel Hill research technicians Liz Farquhar and Tessa Davis traveled to the Andes Mountains in Ecuador for a project in the páramo, a beautiful but challenging ecosystem. While the high altitude and unpredictable weather took time to adjust to, they discovered that the resilience they gained during the pandemic aided them in all the obstacles they faced.