FedEx Global Education Center

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FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

January 9, 2019

View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. The exhibition will open January 9 and run through July 12, 2019 at the FedEx Global Education Center. All photography on display was submitted as part of UNC-Chapel Hill’s annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. The judges’ committee selected winning photographs with special consideration given to images that are distinctive and embrace a new perspective. Photographs have been selected for first, second and third place as well as thematic and FedEx Global Education Center spotlights.

Thematic spotlights were awarded to photos that incorporated the following themes:

  • Chancellor’s choice (photographs the chancellor finds globally relevant and distinctive)
  • Food for all: local and global perspectives
  • Global perspectives within the U.S.
  • Learning moment
  • Movement
  • Nature’s beauty
  • A new take on an old landmark
  • School spirit

FedEx Global Education Center spotlights were selected by each area studies center and departmental unit housed in the FedEx Global Education Center. Each center selected a photo representing their mission, vision, academic focus or world area.

This exhibition is hosted by UNC Global and co-sponsored by the African Studies CenterCarolina Asia CenterCarolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim CivilizationsCenter for European StudiesCenter for Global InitiativesCenter for Slavic, Eurasian and East European StudiesCurriculum in Global StudiesGlobal RelationsGlobal Research InstituteFood Theme Steering CommitteeInstitute for the Study of the AmericasInternational Student and Scholar Services; and the Study Abroad Office.


View slideshow of winners and chancellor’s choice selections
View slideshow of FedEx Global Education Center spotlights
View slideshow of thematic spotlights

Exhibit contact: Ingrid Smith, manager of global events and exhibitions, UNC Global,

Media contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global,, 919-962-4504

Start: January 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
End: July 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

March 30, 2019

This orientation is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities and develop intercultural competencies.

Topics discussed include ‘voluntourism’, the ‘White Savior’ complex, the ethics of healthcare abroad, race and ethnicity in a global context, local global opportunities, global photography and gender and sexuality in cross-cultural travel.

The conference offer interactive workshops led by world-renowned faculty, staff, students and community members on the diverse contexts and challenges you may face while abroad; an intimate global networking lunch featuring tables hosts with global experience; and opportunities to connect with peers interested in global experiences and cross-cultural engagement.

Orientation schedule and registration. This event is sponsored by the Center for Global Initiatives.

Start: March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End: March 30, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

April 1, 2019

The Moradokmai Theatre Community Thailand will be teaching a workshop Monday April 1, 7-8pm and performing Tuesday April 2, 6:30-7:30pm. The two day event will feature the story of Tossakan, the king of giants, and three women: Sammanakka, Sida and Monto. They were connected, until a war began between the giants and humans. This performance, based on the Ramayana, depicts how the war began and how Tossakan lost his clan.

These events are sponsored by the UNC Southeast Asian Student Association. and Carolina Asia Center’s Southeast Asian Approaches.

Start: April 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm