Connect. Collaborate. Make the world spin. Global relationships create a smaller, smarter, more caring world.

  • Six-photo collage: A woman sitting in the anchor chair in an TV news studio; green, red, blue and pink balloons with Korean text on them; sunset view of a beach; a male student posing for a photo in a vehicle with a lake seen in the background; two women taking a selife photo in a kayak on water; aerial image of a cityscape with water in the background.

    Meet 3 globe-trotting students

    Through UNC Study Abroad programs, this trio traveled to Europe, Asia and the Caribbean for study and cultural experiences.

  • A global map, with a large blue star placed over Chapel Hill, N.C., and various lines pointing to smaller blue stars spread across the world to indicate where students traveled over the summer.

    Tar Heels experience the world this summer

    Carolina’s Global Guarantee supported students in study abroad programs, internships and other international learning opportunities.

  • Jimmy Dögerl sitting in class.

    Bridging gaps in global conversations on climate policy

    German graduate student Jimmy Dögerl chose Carolina’s Transatlantic Master’s Program to study the American perspective on climate policy and spend a formative year in the American South.

  • A college of students holding items.

    Prized possessions

    Whether it was a family heirloom or a specific outfit, the Tar Heels Granada, Spain, as part of Carolina Global Launch, this fall brought a piece of home with them abroad.

  • 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.

  • Students walking near old buildings in spain.

    A semester abroad

    This past fall, more than 80 Carolina students studied abroad as part of the program's second cohort.

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  • 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.

  • 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.