Orange County in North Carolina has an estimated 1,200 refugees. While they represent a small portion of the more than 65 million individuals displaced worldwide, their resettlement process can prove challenging. Local organizations like the Refugee Community Partnership (RCP) and the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm work to address the issues refugees face and support them… Read more »
After completing a month-long elective at a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, during medical school, Justin Myers knew he had found the work he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Service work in El Salvador, among other countries, cemented his and his wife’s commitment to global medicine. “We enjoyed it, and we thought:… Read more »
The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was one of the first University organizations to understand the importance of involving students in the world outside of Chapel Hill. Throughout its history, as both a functioning YMCA from 1860 to 1976 and after as the campus center for social justice, the… Read more »
Seven Carolina students traveled to Malawi with Students of the World, an organization partnering multimedia production teams of college students with innovative nonprofits. The students documented the work of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program in Malawi through photography, video, interviews and social media.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Tsinghua University have launched a dual-degree executive master of business administration (EMBA) program in China that fuses the disciplines of business and engineering. The UNC-Tsinghua dual-degree program is the only partnership of its kind between a top Chinese industrial engineering department and a top U.S. business… Read more »
Nourish International-Turkey strives to understand and promote the realities of women and children at the WaterLily Cooperative in Duzce, Turkey. Click on any page to download this photo-essay from Carolina Passport, Fall 2010 issue.
Life continues amid the rubble in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Click on any page to download this photo-essay from Carolina Passport, Fall 2010 issue.
Perhaps you think Transylvania is the home of Dracula and his fellow vampires, an imaginary place in a mysterious, far-away land. Well, I’m here to ruin your fantasies. Transylvania is a province of Romania, a former communist country in Eastern Europe. There are no vampires—only corrupt politicians. Vampires would be cute in comparison. Romania is… Read more »
Spring 2010 Carolina Passport Bonus Story In 1505, Michelangelo’s David was revealed to the city of Florence, Italy. The gigantic statue, filled with the terribilità that characterizes Michelangelo’s greatest masterpieces, awed the Florentines, reminding them of their greatness and inspiring them to action. This statue is known to many as Michelangelo’s greatest creation – surpassing even the majesty of… Read more »
Spring 2010 Carolina Passport Bonus Story by Anuja Mathur “Don’t faint in here. If you need to faint, go outside.” The first day I started my internship at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, Professor Rode told me to scrub up and led me to theatre 2 where I spent the next four hours… Read more »