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Students at the University of North Carolina live in an increasingly globalized society. It is crucial that they develop a fuller understanding of the variable nature of earth’s people and nations. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with its rich diversity of programs possessing a strong international focus and its strong commitment to study abroad, provides an exceptional learning environment for the study of these critical issues.

Read about how the Curriculum in Global Studies achieves this mission.

News & features

Global Studies Students Selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors

Two Global Studies majors were recently selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study abroad in Asia. Selection is based on strong communication skills, intellectual curiosity and engagement, academic achievement, evidence of generous service to the campus and wider community, and a previous record of leadership.

Phillips Ambassador

Ntiense Inyang, a Global Studies major with a Chemistry and Korean double minor, will study abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, in fall 2015. She is from Dallastown, PA.

Phillips Ambassador

Sara Khan, from Burlington, NC, is a Global Studies and Biology double major with a Chemistry minor who will study abroad through the UNC Summer in India program beginning in May 2015.


Curriculum in Global Studies Awards and Fellowships

Global Internship Award Recipients for 2015 Announced

The Curriculum in Global Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of its Global Internship Awards for 2015. These students were chosen from a competitive applicant pool and will use these monetary awards to help finance internationally focused internships taking place over the summer of 2015.

  • Ting Zhang is a sophomore Global Studies and History major. Ting serves as the Community Outreach Chair for Impact NC and is the co-founder & president of Simple International, an organization focused on connecting UNC students to accessible opportunities in Beijing. She will be using the Global Internship Award to help defray expenses associated with her internships at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. and the China Center for Globalization (CCG) in Beijing.
  • Shiva Sethi is a sophomore Global Studies major. In addition to serving as a Residential Adviser at Granville Towers and Orientation Leader with UNC’s New Student & Carolina Parent Programs, Shiva is also an active member of the UNC Boxing Club. He will be using the Global Internship Award to help defray expenses associated with his internship in the US Department of State’s Office of Civil Rights.
  • Cecilia Smetana is a junior Global Studies and Communication Studies major. Cecilia has already participated in three study abroad opportunities (Jordan, Thailand, and Singapore) during her time at UNC. Apart from her study abroad experiences, Cecilia is a leader within the Carolina International Relations Association and served as a research assistant for UNC’s Department of Sociology during the Fall 2014 semester. She will be using the Global Internship Award to help defray expenses associated with her internship with the American Friends of Royal Health Awareness Society (AFRHAS).

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