How-to guide makes global experience planning easy

Global guide
September 13, 2018
By Shellie

Thinking about a global experience while at UNC? Then start with Embark Carolina’s online Global Guide. This just-revised, useful guide for first-time travelers and those in the early stages of planning covers everything you need to get started. 

In the guide, you’ll find information for how to choose what global experience options are best for you, fund your trip, get your passport, alleviate family concerns, and learn about other topics like lost wages and racism abroad. 

We designed the Global Guide to be helpful to any UNC student who is preparing for a global experience, and we especially hope first-time travelers will use it because we really want all UNC students to have global opportunities.”

Niklaus Steiner, director of the Center for Global Initiatives.

And the guide’s simple navigation makes it easy to get the information you need ahead of your global experience, while you’re abroad and when you get back. There’s even information for parents.

Don’t delay – check out this guide and start your global experience today.

Carolina Ventures Helping the Global Community

Traveling abroad isn’t the only way UNC students, faculty and alumni engage with the global community. For example, there are a growing number of UNC-affiliated ventures founded by Carolina entrepreneurs who want to make a social and economic impact in a variety of ways:

>IntraHealth International. Improving the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work. Countries served: More than 100 countries in Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East

>MiracleFeet. Providing organizational, technical, and financial support to clinics throughout the world in order to provide treatment to children born with clubfoot. Countries served: 27 countries, including Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Nicaragua, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala.

>Silent Images. Sending professional videographers and photographers to serve other non-profit organizations and churches by offering them services at low cost or for free. Countries served: Columbia, France, Guatamala, Greece, Honduras, Myanmar, Nicaragua, South Sudan, and more.