Russia / Eastern Europe / Eurasia News

A Glimpse of Transylvania

July 8, 2010

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 »

Like Eden, but a Hundred Times Better

April 20, 2010

Spring 2010 Carolina Passport Magazine Bonus Story by Joseph B. “Trey” Meeks “Is this where we’re supposed to get off?” “I don’t know… Let’s do it.” We gathered our packs and hurriedly scurried out of the back of the bus, dropping ourselves on the side of a highway in the middle of Croatia, a country foreign… Read more »

A Romanian in Argentina

May 28, 2009

I am Romanian. I was born and raised in Romania until the age of 13 when I moved to North Carolina, where I’ve been  ever since. Let’s just say the transition from an Eastern European, ex-communist nation to the great American South was not the smoothest thing I’ve ever done. So, I decided to study… Read more »

Class of 1938 Awards Five UNC Students Travel Fellowships

May 13, 2009

Five University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have received UNC Class of 1938 travel fellowships for research abroad this summer. The students, who study in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, were chosen from a record 59 applicants who submitted proposals for projects outside the United States. Selection is based on the quality… Read more »

Carolina Performing Arts Unveils Its 2009-10 Season

March 24, 2009

Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unveiled the lineup for its fifth season today (March 24), offering 38 performances by artists and ensembles from 14 countries between September 2009 and April 2010. Giving audiences a chance to “see the world,” Carolina Performing Arts will welcome artists from across the… Read more »

28 UNC Students Awarded Study Abroad Scholarships

February 20, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $80,000 in privately funded, need- and merit-based scholarships to 28 undergraduates for participation in study abroad programs this semester. Recipients represent majors including biology, journalism, economics, political science and German. They are studying in cities around the world, including Prague, Czech Republic; Jerusalem;… Read more »