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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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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…

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Jun 26

Meet Kylee Parsons

This summer, rising UNC senior Kylee Parsons is working as an intern at the Right to Dream Academy, a soccer academy for boys in Ghana. She answered our questions to explain how she found and secured her internship, how Carolina helped her do it, and how UNC has influenced her intended career path.


Sport Administration and Public Relations


Wake Forest, NC

How she’s spending her summer:

Internship at the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana, a soccer academy.

How did UNC influence your summer decisions?

I received a scholarship for travel through…

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