They are on the right track!
This fall participation in Study Abroad Office programs will reach 110 percent of pre-pandemic levels. By the end of the academic year, more than 2,000 Tar Heels are expected to study abroad — more than any previous year. When combined with steadily expanding on-campus global courses and programs, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is following through on the Global Guarantee.
The Global Guarantee is Carolina’s commitment that a global education is available to all students. Launched in 2019-20, this promise is embedded in the Globalize pillar—one of eight strategic priorities—of the University’s 2020 strategic plan, Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good.
“If it works out as we hope, the Global Guarantee integrates global learning into a Carolina student’s education from start to finish,” said Ward. “For example, a student can study Spanish abroad, continue their language learning on campus through a COIL course, then join a virtual research project with a team of scientists based in the Galápagos and deepen their knowledge of Latin America through coursework in history and anthropology. The learning journey becomes connected and purposeful.”