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Sep 20

Going Global: Study Abroad Q&A with Julia Corbett

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Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the past few days, we have introduced you to five Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world. Here is our final profile with junior Julia Corbett.

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Sep 19

Going Global: Study Abroad Q&A with Michael Gu

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Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.

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Sep 18

Going Global: Study Abroad Q&A with CJ Miles

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Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.

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Sep 15

Going Global: Study abroad Q&A with Connie Jin

Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.

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Sep 13

Going Global: Study abroad Q&A with Austin Morrel

Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.

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Sep 12

Going Global: Study abroad Q&A with Thoko Zimba

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Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.

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Sep 8

Meet Lizzie Russler

Sophomore Lizzie Russler is a Morehead-Cain scholar who is part of Carolina’s EURO-TAM (Contemporary European Studies and TransAtlantic Masters) dual BA/MA program. Lizzie spent her summer working with Hope of Children and Women, a non-profit organization in Uganda. She shares her story below.
 
The global refugee crisis is an issue that threatens international relations, political stability, economic development, and, most importantly, human rights. This is why I arranged to spend spent my summer in Uganda working with Hope of Children and Women (HOCW), a small grassroots non-profit based outside of Kampala, Uganda that was founded by Congolese refugees. HOCW is structured around a community model (a non-profit style uncommon in the US), and it seeks to better the livelihoods of refugees through healthcare, education, and job-training programs.

During my time with the organization, some of the projects I worked on included revamping HOCW’s media presence through newsletters, Facebook posts, and a newly designed website; running a workshop for the youth group; planning and painting 4 murals with the youth group; and communicating and collaborating with two representatives from the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their grant for the agriculture project. I hadn’t anticipated my work being so media intensive, but I am fulfilled by what I did because I knew I was assisting in the areas where there was need.

I spent a long time talking to one of my friends at HOCW from South Sudan, and he gave me a beaded bracelet. “This way,” he said, “you can take South Sudan with you and tell the world we are suffering.” I loved my work, and I was continually amazed by the students’ perseverance, courage, warmth, and eagerness to learn.

All in all, this was an incredible, eye-opening experience that UNC made possible. It forced me to think critically about female empowerment, volunteering, development, and my responsibility as a global citizen. I have also learned a lot in terms of the asylum process, the developing world, NGOs, graphic design, grant implementation, and intercultural dialogue.

–Lizzie Russler, UNC ’20

Sep 2

Finding Your Own Path at Carolina

“How did you discover the Interdisciplinary Studies major and how has that helped your path here at Carolina?”

“I started off as a Biology major, which many people who are pre-med basically do. I also really liked English classes too, though – taking half science classes and half humanities classes  gives you a broad range of perspectives in general. Something I wanted from my education was just that, the feeling of getting both sides. So, I was thinking of doing a double major (alongside Biology) and doing English. When I was taking my English classes, though, there were some things that I just wasn’t interested in. I took one class, an AAAD class my first year, which was called Health and Healing in Africa. That class was super interesting – it was one of my favorite classes I took – after that, I was wondering what I should really do. On the humanities side, I’d always wanted to do something in the humanities, but everything wasn’t very specified to medicine – what my main goals and interests were centered around. So, I took this AAAD class, called Medicine, Literature and Culture, and that class combined the two fields. So I got different perspectives on medicine through a humanities lens – I really liked that class. I heard some people were minoring in it, and I thought to myself, why can’t I turn that into a major? I heard someone actually did! So from that, I learned about the interdiscplinary studies program, in which you can basically make your own curriculum. Now I can take classes in all different humanities fields that are related to medicine. It’s really brought in my perspective on medicine and allows me to go into different fields and get different skill sets from each one. Whether it’s sociology or psychology or English, you always get a different perspective and different readings for each class, so it’s been very beneficial in that way. My first year when I was on that normal track, I wasn’t happy with my major. I don’t know, I wasn’t enjoying all of my classes and I was like – I felt like this isn’t what college really should be you know, I feel like you should take the classes you want and really enjoy what you’re doing and study what you’re passionate about. I felt like through this opportunity I was able to cut down my stress so much just because I actually enjoyed doing the readings and I actually enjoyed going to class everyday, and that’s been really nice!”

– Sumiyah Enayet, Class of 2018