The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill area studies centers cooperate to better serve the University and public by informing them of events, research and funding. The centers, part of the College of Arts and Sciences and housed in the FedEx Global Education Center, provide services and resources for teaching foreign languages, research and training in area and international studies and in instruction and research related to areas of the world and global issues. By pooling resources, the centers are able to develop programs that provide a deeper understanding of the world’s regions and of the importance of international education. Special emphasis is placed on offering resources to educators in North Carolina. Affirming the University’s global prominence, five of the area studies centers have been designated as Title VI National Resource Centers funded through competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Education.
UNC’s area studies centers include:
- African Studies Center
- Carolina Asia Center
- Center for European Studies
- Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies
- Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
- Institute for the Study of the Americas