Latin America / Caribbean News

Elizabeth Olson Builds Support for Youth Caregivers

May 19, 2017

For Elizabeth (Betsy) Olson, living an internationalized life was not unusual. Although she grew up in Denver, Colorado, Olson has lived in many places around the world—from spending her college summers in the Philippines, where her father was country director of the Peace Corps, to living in Guatemala and small pueblos in Peru while conducting… Read more »

Cardiologists from UNC Provide Care in Nicaragua

May 11, 2017

In February, three interventional cardiologists and a team of dedicated health care professionals from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill traveled to Nicaragua to perform a life-saving, minimally invasive procedure on as many patients as they could, and to bring the best in cardiac care to a country without heart surgeons. For many… Read more »

Ruiz Studies South American Volcano Cotopaxi

May 11, 2017

On a warm morning in mid-October, Ecuador’s colorful capital, Quito, buzzes with activity. Throngs of people move through the market in the Mariscal, Yaraví music emanates from cars stuck in traffic, and street vendors sell fragrant salchipapas and empanadas to tourists and locals alike. The equatorial city basks in the abundant sunshine and crisp air of the Andes mountain range.

UNC Global Announces 2016-17 Global Partnership Award Recipients

May 9, 2017

UNC Global announces the 2016-2017 Global Partnership Award recipients. The awards program was launched in Fall 2013 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help faculty, staff and students develop and sustain partnerships with international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated University strategic or emerging partners. There were 11… Read more »

Six Students Selected for the 2017 Burch Fellowship

April 27, 2017

Six students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2017 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique and self-defined educational experiences anywhere off UNC’s campus, including abroad. The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-CH alumnus Lucius E. Burch, III. Its purpose is to… Read more »

Eight Students Receive Class of 1938 Award

April 17, 2017

Eight undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad in summer 2017. The students were chosen based on the quality of their proposals, financial need and personal, academic and professional purpose. Each student will receive $5,000. The awardees were chosen by… Read more »