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The Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nov 13

Summer Internships: Tar Heels Hard At Work

Geoffrey Bell is a junior at Carolina studying Business Administration and German Literature – this past summer, he interned with AT&T at their Atlanta offices, where he worked on a team responsible for all promotions for the company’s consumer products. “I’ve learned a lot about careers I never knew existed,” Geoffrey told us. “That’s led me to experiences I don’t think I would’ve had otherwise.” He had the opportunity to participate in community service activities with AT&T, sorting food at the Atlanta Food Bank and painting a local elementary school. Team meetings were his favorite part of the day, but most…

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Oct 16

What’s an Alternative Fall Break?

Hi Tar Heels!

This week, we’ll be focusing some on what our peers are/have been up to for fall break! Today, we’re looking at what we at Carolina call AFB or “alternative fall break” trips.

That’s right: You can do more than go home or on a family trip for fall break – you can learn and serve other communities with APPLES, a service-learning program led by UNC-Chapel Hill students.

APPLES, which stands for Assisting People in Planning Learning Experiences in Service, offers alternative fall break service trips in seven different focus areas: urban communities, Latinx communities, rural communities, environmental issues, arts…

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Oct 9

Q&As from Our Facebook Live

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On Wednesday, October 4, the UNC Admissions social media interns hosted a Facebook Live event to talk about our Carolina experiences and answer prospective students’ questions. We have compiled the questions and answers here!

 

How do you pair roommates?

First-years are required to live on campus. When you fill out your housing forms after enrolling at Carolina, you get the chance to select your preferred dorms and request a specific roommate. Many students use Facebook and the official class page on Facebook to search for a roommate who…

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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…

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