The University is currently operating under Reduced Campus Services and Operations due to COVID-19
Even at a time of restricted travel, we remain committed to offering an expanded and enhanced global education to our students.
Whether it’s taking virtual courses through the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, being part of an art exchange with students from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts or attending a virtual lecture through one of Carolina’s global and area studies centers, Tar Heels are still learning from universities around the world to gain a global education.
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Carolina’s global work is at the core of its mission to prepare the next generation of leaders and to understand and address complex global issues. Even during the ongoing pandemic, with related travel restrictions, we are connecting Carolina and the world — from collaborations in the classroom to joint research with partner universities.
Barbara J. Stephenson, Carolina’s vice provost for global affairs and former U.S. ambassador
Twelve faculty members were granted Collaborative Online International Learning Partnership Awards through Connecting Carolina Classrooms with the World. Each award recipient is working with a peer instructor at an international institution to create shared learning experiences for students in both countries.
This fall, a group of students in the College of Arts & Sciences are experiencing study abroad virtually with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.
Until this year, the largest ethnic community at Carolina didn’t have a center devoted to its culture and concerns. The new Asian American Center launches a new website and its first virtual programming last week.
Several faculty members have taken a creative approach to offer international education opportunities and provide students with unique global experiences by adapting their international courses into immersive virtual learning opportunities.