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Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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August 2018

Exhibition: ‘Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora’

August 22, 2018 - December 8, 2018
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora features select Persian artwork and artifacts that provide a glimpse into a culture that has cultivated an extensive legacy of art over the past 5,000 years. Many art forms have flourished through the millennia, including architecture, calligraphy, miniature painting, weaving, pottery, metalworking and sculpture. This exhibition explores Persian art through objects of everyday use borrowed from Iranian community members in North Carolina, as well as select reproductions from the Ackland Art…

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September 2018

Fourth Annual Global Hangout

September 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Meet new friends from North Carolina and around the world while enjoying international music, appetizers, activities, games and prizes! Prizes include two tickets to see the performance of your choice at Memorial Hall. This event, held in the Great Hall, brings together international students with the broader University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community to welcome them and celebrate the new school year. It is the perfect way to expand your community on campus and have a local global…

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Study Abroad General Advising Drop-In Hours

September 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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October 2018

‘New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Holodomor’ Conference

October 5, 2018
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, in collaboration with the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina and with support from the Ukrainian Studies Fund, is hosting an international scholarly conference in commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine. The conference will spotlight new interdisciplinary research on the Holodomor within the context of other man-made famines. Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and author of Red…

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A Dialogues Seminar: Syria in Transition

October 20, 2018 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The civil war in Syria is one of the most complex conflicts in the Middle East, and few outsiders understand its origins or its wide-ranging effects on the people who live there. This special Dialogues seminar will examine the historical causes of the devastating Syrian violence and give particular attention to the plight of refugees who have fled the country or struggled with the massive internal displacements that have shattered Syrian communities and families. A distinguished historian of the Middle…

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Hindu Yuva Diwali Night

October 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Hindu Yuva group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ready to celebrate Diwali Night 2018. Please buy tickets online or with cash. Come out and enjoy food, arts, celebration and sparklers. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to celebrate and have fun!

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Nabokov and Translation: A Transatlantic Symposium

October 27, 2018
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Standing at the crossroads of five languages and a matching number of literary traditions (English, French, German, Italian and Russian), Vladimir Nabokov experienced translation on a level unattainable to the majority of his predecessors, presaging and influencing our modern understanding of the indispensability of linguistic and cultural interconnection. Yet while the controversy stirred by his rendition of Aleksandr Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin and the methodology of “literalism” he applied therein forever changed the way we conceive of translation today, the totality of his…

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November 2018

Carolina Public Humanities Weekend Series: ‘Korean War Legacies in the US and Asia’

November 8, 2018 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Korean War is sometimes called the Forgotten War, but its legacy continues down to the present, influencing current events and political memories in both Asia and America. How do contemporary perceptions of recent conflicts in Korea reflect the contrasting ways in which the Chinese, Koreans and Americans remember the Korean War? This seminar will focus on the Korean War’s enduring influence in China and Korea, as well as its effects on American war veterans. For more details on topics and…

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Carolina Public Humanities Weekend Series: ‘Korean War Legacies in the US and Asia’

November 10, 2018 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Korean War is sometimes called the Forgotten War, but its legacy continues down to the present, influencing current events and political memories in both Asia and America. How do contemporary perceptions of recent conflicts in Korea reflect the contrasting ways in which the Chinese, Koreans and Americans remember the Korean War? This seminar will focus on the Korean War’s enduring influence in China and Korea, as well as its effects on American war veterans. For more details on topics and…

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January 2019

Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

January 9, 2019 - July 12, 2019
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

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…

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March 2019

March 22-24 Conference, ‘Conflict Over Gaza’

March 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm - March 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The March 22-24 conference ‘Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics and Possibilities’ will bring together scholars and specialists from think tanks, non-governmental organizations and journalists to discuss the realities of everyday life in the Gaza Strip. Participants will discuss topics such as the Gaza economy, freedom of movement, geopolitics and humanitarian issues in Gaza. In addition to panel discussions, the conference will highlight Gazan culture, including music, films, food and art, to showcase the beauty that goes along with the challenges…

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March 22-24 Conference, ‘Conflict Over Gaza’

March 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The March 22-24 conference 'Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics and Possibilities' will bring together scholars and specialists from think tanks, non-governmental organizations and journalists to discuss the realities of everyday life in the Gaza Strip. Participants will discuss topics such as the Gaza economy, freedom of movement, geopolitics and humanitarian issues in Gaza. In addition to panel discussions, the conference will highlight Gazan culture, including music, films, food and art, to showcase the beauty that goes along with the challenges…

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GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics

March 30, 2019 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

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;…

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April 2019

Moradokmai Theatre Community Thailand Presents Workshop and Performance

April 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm - April 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

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.…

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Rotary Peace Center’s ‘Action for Peace’ Spring Conference

April 6, 2019 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

On April 6, the Rotary Peace Center will be hosting its 16th Annual Rotary Spring Conference. The theme this year is ‘Action for Peace.’ Class ’16 Rotary Peace Fellows will be presenting their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making and positive change from every corner of the earth. With limited seats, the center is expecting the spring conference to sell out early. Early bird tickets are on sale until March 1 at 11:59pm, after which prices increase to $25 minimum. Register here.

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July 2019

Conference, “Indigenous and Minority Languages: Living History and Opportunities for the Future”

July 1, 2019 - July 12, 2019
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

UNESCO estimates that approximately 600 of the world’s languages have disappeared in the last century, and the loss continues at a rate of one language every two weeks.  At this rate, up to 90% of the remaining languages will be lost by the end of this century. Language is a key component of cultural identity; consequently, language loss threatens the preservation of traditional knowledge, makes customary laws and systems of governance more difficult to comprehend, and undermines a people’s ability…

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August 2019

‘The Art of Resistance: An Exhibition Featuring the Work of Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé’

August 19, 2019 - December 13, 2019
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Art of Resistance, an exhibition featuring the work of world-renowned graphic novelist and political cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, will be on display August 19 to December 13, 2019 at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Esono Ebalé gained notoriety for criticizing the long-ruling, oppressive government of his native Equatorial Guinea. After living in exile from 2011 until 2017, Esono Ebalé was falsely imprisoned upon his return home. To call for his…

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Eurofest 2019

August 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

All students are welcome at Eurofest, the Center for European Studies’ (CES) open house. There will be free food, stickers and games, as well as information on CES scholarships, grants and the Contemporary European Studies (EURO) Major. Come out and meet advisors and current students, and have a great time bonding over Europe!

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September 2019

Workshop: ‘Japan’s Floating World: Politics, Art and Society During the Edo Period (1603-1868)’

September 28, 2019 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Edo period (江戸時代, Edo jidai) or Tokugawa period (徳川時代) in Japan from 1603 to 1868 was a critical period in Japanese social, economic, political and cultural history. The Carolina Asia Center, Ackland Art Museum and North Carolina Teaching Asia Network is excited to offer a free K-12 educator workshop dedicated to the Edo period on September 28, 2019 at UNC-Chapel Hill. “Japan’s Floating World: Politics, Art, and Society during the Edo Period (1603-1868)” will allow North Carolina educators to learn about the history of the Edo…

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January 2020

Photo overlooking a woman crafting leaves into a bowl

EXHIBITION TEMPORARILY CLOSED: 2020 Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

January 8, 2020 - July 10, 2020
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students.

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March 2020

Film: ‘Lost World’ (2018) and ‘A River Changes Course’ (2012)

March 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join the Carolina Asia Center for two events with award-winning Cambodian-born filmmaker Kalyanee Mam whose work focuses on the concepts of home, displacement and belonging. Her films and lived experience as a refugee from the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia shed light on themes of environmental destruction (and justice) and the intangible culture that is lost (and sometimes rediscovered or reestablished) in the lives of displaced peoples. Mam will screen and lead a conversation about the themes of her short…

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CANCELED: Agnes Kefili, ‘Varieties of Esoteric Islam in Post-Soviet Tatarstan’

March 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

After the collapse of the USSR, intellectuals from traditionally Soviet Muslim ethnicities began the complicated process of rethinking their religious identities, political philosophies, and worldviews. Although Western scholars often present this process as an unproblematic “return to Islam,” the newly religious thinkers of the 1990s engaged the rich philosophical universe of their time, incorporating and rejecting elements of New Age, occult, and esoteric systems in their efforts to formulate answers for the contemporary world. Kefili's paper focuses on the Tatars…

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CANCELED: GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics

March 21, 2020 at 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

2020 REGISTRATION now open! GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement with global communities, and develop intercultural competencies. First-time travelers and experienced globetrotters alike can benefit from session topics like “Voluntourism” and the White Savior Complex, The Ethics of Healthcare Abroad, Race and Ethnicity in a Global Context, and Local Global Opportunities. The conference offers… - Interactive workshops led by faculty, staff, students and…

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CANCELED: Raga and Tala: Exploring Hindustani Classical Music

March 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Hindustani classical music is developed through two interwoven elements: raga and tala. Raga is the melodic element and is crafted by improvisation on fixed patterns of ascent and descent. Conversely, tala is the rhythmic structure on which the melody is laid. The beat cycle of a tala ranges from simple to intricate, depending on the needs of the melody; the most common tala is in 16 beats. Hindu philosophy provides a spiritual parallel through which the listener can experience the melding of raga-tala. Shiva, god of time, represents the stable rhythm…

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CANCELED: Revisiting Discourses of Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Iran and Diaspora Symposium

March 28, 2020 at 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

This one-day symposium is an attempt to provide a safe space for public discussions of the nuances around discourses of love and desire in modern Iran, challenging and contributing to the dominant discourses on key topics. From their mundane to their sublime forms, love and desire have played a central role in various discourses in modern Iran. From romantic epics to ghazals, and from arranged marriages to white marriages, and from companionate love to contemporary cohabitations, desire is undoubtedly one…

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CANCELED: Scott A. Snyder, Council on Foreign Relations & Jeronimo Screening, Q&A with Director Joseph Juhn

March 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

To honor the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, the Carolina Asia Center is proud to present a collaborative event with the Council of Korean Americans on Saturday, March 28th from 4:00PM-8:30PM. The event will kick off with keynote speaker Scott A. Snyder, a senior fellow for Korean studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. It will followed by a reception and a screening of Jeronimo (2019), a documentary examining the Korean diaspora in Cuba, and…

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August 2021

UNC Global Hosts Exhibition Featuring NC Artists of Latin American Heritage

August 18, 2021 - December 8, 2021
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina

Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina, an exhibition featuring the work of 13 artists, will open at the FedEx Global Education Center (GEC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Aug. 18, 2021. The exhibition, organized by UNC Global in conjunction with the Institute for the Study of the Americas, will be on display through Dec. 8.  Being and Belonging brings together artists of Latin American heritage from across the state of North Carolina whose work evokes questions of identity, environment and home. The artwork represent a range of mediums, including print, paint and ceramics. …

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Week of Welcome: Study Abroad Meet & Greet, Info Session

August 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Please join the Study Abroad Office for an in-person reception and info session (offered virtually and in-person). Meet study abroad staff and find out more about program options, credit, funding, and the application process. We look forward to helping you “expand your campus”. Virtual Info Session Can’t make the in-person event? Join a brief info session for an overview of study abroad at UNC Chapel Hill by following this link. Location FedEx Global Education Center Outside in the Courtyard at the…

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EUROFest 2021

August 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Online Location Instructions To attend virtually, please email Brett Harris at brett.harris@unc.edu for information on our synchronous programming. Description All students are welcome at EUROFest 2021: The Center for European Studies' Open House. We will have free food, stickers, and games, as well as information on CES scholarships, grants, and study opportunities. Come out and meet advisors, current students, and have a great time learning about European Studies and careers at UNC and beyond!

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October 2021

Family Weekend: Study Abroad Meet & Greet, Info Session

October 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Please join the Study Abroad Office for an in-person reception and info session (offered virtually and in-person). Meet study abroad staff and find out more about program options, credit, funding, and the application process. We look forward to helping you “expand your campus”. Virtual Info Session Can’t make the in-person event? Join a brief info session for an overview of study abroad at UNC Chapel Hill by following this link. Location FedEx Global Education Center Outside in the Courtyard at the…

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Community Open House: Being and Belong Art Exhibition

October 23, 2021 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The FedEx Global Education Center will be open to the general public for viewing of the art exhibition Being and Belonging on Oct. 23, 2021. Special events include a self-guided tour, a scavenger hunt and a raffle. Free parking is available under the FedEx Global Education Center. Being and Belonging brings together artists of Latin American heritage from across the state of North Carolina whose work evokes questions of identity, environment, and home. With over 25 works of art that…

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November 2021

Undergraduate International Student Fall Meet-Up

November 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for games, prizes and fun! This meet-up at the FedEx Global Education Center patio on Nov. 4 from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. is for undergraduate international students to meet ISSS staff and other international students. RSVP to let ISSS know you're coming!

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Africa Fest Community Event

November 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The African Studies Center in collaboration with campus and community partners plans to hold Africa Fest, a celebration of African culture, art and history. This family event, the first of its kind on campus, will take place on Saturday, November 13, starting at 12 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center (301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, 27516). The event will also be live streamed on YouTube. Africa Fest 2021 offers our community an immersive opportunity to engage with the rich contemporary cultures…

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March 2022

Over Land, Under Sea: 10 Years in the Galápagos

March 30 - July 22
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Over Land, Under Sea: 10 Years in the Galápagos is a photo exhibition that marks the 10-year anniversary of UNC’s Galapagos Initiative, a joint commitment to the conservation and study of the Galápagos Islands by UNC-Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ).   With more than 30 photos on display, the exhibition showcases Carolina’s global activity, partnerships, education and research in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador, featuring the work of UNC-Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students, as…

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August 2022

Study Abroad Meet & Greet, Information Session

August 22 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Meet Study Abroad and Phillips Ambassadors Program staff in the auditorium then mingle at an outdoor reception in the courtyard to find out more about program options, credit, funding, and the application process. We look forward to helping you “expand your campus” with your new passport!

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UNC Global Whistle-Stop Tour

August 24 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Stop by the FedEx Global Education Center for free food, games, prizes and more at the UNC Global Whistle-Stop Tour! In the atrium, use your ticket to visit each station to discover upcoming global events, programs, courses and other opportunities. It’s all part of Carolina’s Global Guarantee, our promise that a global education is available to all students. Outside, enjoy yard games and free treats including Italian ice from SweetWater Ice and WonderPuff cotton candy!  This event is hosted by the…

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EUROfest 2022

August 24 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Interested in all things Europe? Join The UNC Center for European Studies’ open house, EUROfest. We will have free food, games, and prizes as well as information on the Contemporary European Studies undergraduate major, TransAtlantic Masters program, CES scholarships & grants, and study abroad opportunities. Come and meet advisors, current students, and have a great time learning about European Studies and careers at UNC, Europe, and beyond! All are welcome! Location: FedEx Global Education Center Lawn

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October 2022

Family Weekend Study Abroad Meet and Greet, Info Session

October 7 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Join the Study Abroad Office! Please join the Study Abroad Office for an in-person reception and info session. Meet study abroad staff and find out more about program options, credit, funding, and the application process. They look forward to helping you “expand your campus”. Location FedEx Global Education Center Outside in the Courtyard at the corner of Pittsboro St. & McCauley St. Rain location: 1st floor Atrium of FedEx Global Education Center

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