Carolina in the World

Carolina’s Global Guarantee

The University is infusing a global dimension throughout its teaching, research and service activities to deepen and broaden Carolina’s global reach. Already one of the country’s leading universities for global enrichment, Carolina aspires to provide the most diverse and innovative global learning opportunities for our students through on-campus cultural activities and study abroad programs.

Carolina’s Global Guarantee is a promise that every undergraduate student can have access to a transformative global experience. While many universities offer global opportunities, UNC-Chapel Hill aspires to make these experiences accessible and affordable to all of our students.

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At Carolina, we are preparing the next generation of global leaders while addressing the grand challenges of our time. Our University’s strong performance in global rankings is a powerful indicator that the world looks to our faculty for their expertise on topics of global importance.

Barbara J. Stephenson, Carolina’s first vice provost for global affairs and a former U.S. ambassador

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A global university

Both on campus and abroad, Tar Heels are experiencing new cultures, engaging in international research and studying the world around them.

More and more students are venturing beyond the classroom, taking their learning across the country and the world.

  • 17thamong U.S. higher education institutions for the number of students earning credit for study abroad
  • 149countries where Carolina alumni live and work
  • 41%of Carolina undergraduates study abroad
  • 400+study abroad programs offered at Carolina
  • 33rdbest university worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • 2,000+international students studying through UNC-Chapel Hill

Expanding their campus

  • Learning from businesses around the world

    UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School's Global Immersion Electives help students interact with leaders of companies and organizations in different parts of the world and participate in cultural and community experiences.

  • New revelations in Nepal

    An interdisciplinary team of Carolina researchers recently returned to the Himalayas to continue studying the effects of climate change on Buddhist holy lakes. A major goal: To retrieve data from instruments they installed 15 months ago.

  • UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health launches Zambia Hub

    The Zambia Hub is kicking off with three initiatives that support safer pregnancy and childbirth and will expand to include additional health topics.

  • The pursuit of passion

    At Carolina, Taylor Doggett found the opportunity to study media and journalism in Hong Kong and experience new cultures and learning environments.