Southeast Asia News

Campus Y Selects 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellows

July 31, 2017

The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will defer a year of university enrollment to gain informal, global education that combines volunteer service, work and international travel. Over 70 students applied… Read more »

Postcard from the Field: Alfre Wimberley ’17 in Thailand

What is your name: Alfre Wimberley Major: B.S. Environmental Science, Minor Chemistry Expected graduation date: August 2017 Why did you want to go to the Thailand? I wanted to go to Thailand to explore a developing country also trying to manage environmental impact, economic development and urban expansion. Personally, I wanted to experience a culture vastly different from… Read more »

Singapore Delegation on Early Learning Programs Visits FPG

A delegation from Singapore that included Mr. Tan Chuan-Jin, the country’s Minister for Social and Family Development, traveled to Chapel Hill last month. The delegation met with scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) about high-quality early learning programs. UNC Global joined FPG in welcoming the… Read more »

Kenan-Flagler GLOBE Student Learns the Power of Community

Resilient is one way to describe Karina Gonzalez Sanchez ’17, who despite her youth, is already a global citizen. During the summer of 2016, she was making plans complete her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School in December – a semester ahead of schedule – when her mother was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

K-12 Teachers Learn about the Silk Road in Day-Long Workshop

Throughout history, communication routes and paths of trade have linked East and West, along which goods, knowledge, ideas, cultures and beliefs have been exchanged. On Saturday, April 8, 31 educators from across North Carolina traveled to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study these ancient trading routes known as the Silk Road…. 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 »

Students Selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Study Abroad in Asia in 2017

Eighteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one undergraduate from Duke University have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer and fall 2017 study abroad programs in Asia. In addition, one history doctoral candidate was awarded a Phillips Graduate Ambassador travel award for research in India and Malaysia this summer. Undergraduate scholarship… Read more »