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Global at home

Carolina’s Global Mindset

At Carolina, we're infusing a global mindset in all we do — from academics to research to service. Global opportunities fuel our students’ learning, our faculty’s research and our innovative spirit.

We are making a global education accessible to all of our undergraduate students, even from home.

  • 25+languages taught at Carolina, ranging from Chinese to Russian to Lingala to Yucatec Maya
  • 20thamong U.S. universities in the 2020 Academic Rankings of World Universities
  • 20thin the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking
  • 30thranked university in the world in the 2020 Academic Rankings of World Universities
  • 336Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards for international research, study or teaching
  • 5Title VI National Resource Centers, ranking Carolina 6th among public universities


Connecting Carolina’s classrooms with the world

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

Barbara Stephenson stands in FedEx Global.

Virtual global experiences