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Undergraduate Academic Information
Graduate Academic Information
Student Organizations
International Visitors/Students

Undergraduate Academic Information

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)
The FLAS Fellowship provides tuition and stipend for undergraduates and graduate students studying less-commonly taught languages and area studies. Applications for Summer 2016 and Academic Year 2016-2017 will be due in late January 2016. Information sessions will be held in November and December 2015.

The Fulbright US Student Program
The Fulbright US Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience.

Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship
All full time, upperclass, undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences who are interested in travel outside the United States are encouraged to apply.

Class of '38 Summer Study Abroad Fellowship
The UNC-Chapel Hill Alumni Class of 1938 annually awards summer study abroad fellowships to Sophomores and Juniors interested in pursuing independent career or personal projects outside the United States.

Burch Fellows Program
The Burch Fellows program recognizes undergraduate students at UNC and provides up to $6,000 to support self-designed off-campus experiences that will enable them to pursue a passionate interest.

Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Award
This grant is only available to Ph.D. candidates who wish to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Contact Tripp Tuttle for more information:

Course List
Listing and course description of all courses offered on the UNC-CH campus that have significant African content. Please contact faculty members within each department for more information about individual courses.

Study Abroad
Information on all programs offered by the UNC-CH Study Abroad Office.

Major in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Offers a concentration in African Studies.

Office of Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research offers Undergraduate Research Support grants. These are awards of up to $750 for those who need essential supplies to go forward with a feasible research project.

Graduate Academic Information

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)
The FLAS Fellowship provides tuition and stipend for undergraduates and graduate students studying less-commonly taught languages and area studies. Applications for Summer 2015 and Academic Year 2015-2016 are due in late January. Information sessions will be held in November and December 2014.

Graduate Certificate in African Studies
This program will be open to enrolled graduate students in all departments and schools at UNC Chapel Hill. Students in this program will be required to take four courses with substantial Africa content, complete an independent research project, and actively participate in UNC's Seminar in African Ecology and Social Processes.

UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
The UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID)promotes global health research, teaching, and service activities across campus.

Student Organizations

Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda (AGRADU) is a UNC student initiative aiming to support indigenous grassroots efforts at community building and economic development in Uganda. Through building and sustaining a relationship between Ugandan community-based organizations (CBOs) and UNC – Chapel Hill, AGRADU offers support with skills and resources via student interns and serves as a liaison for external funding and networking. The experiences of student interns will help to elevate the consciousness of the UNC community by exposing students to new cultures, histories and African issues.

Campus YMCA
Offers many opportunities for student involvement and service projects.

Carolina for Amani
Chapter of the Amani Children's Foundation which raises support for the New Life Home Orphanages in Kenya.

Carolina for Kibera
Carolina for Kibera Inc. began when UNC undergraduate Rye Barcott looked at the issues of ethnic violence and youth development in Africa and decided to try to make a difference. The organization he founded in 2001 was recently honored as one of 10 "Heroes of Global Health" by Time Magazine. CFK is a nonprofit international non-government organization housed at UNC’s University Center for International Studies and serving a community believed to be East Africa’s largest urban slum.

GlobeMed at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently focused on Pediatric HIV/AIDS with partner organization Health Alert-Uganda. In addition, GlobeMed-UNC stresses the education of campus and surrounding communities on this and other topics relevant to global health. Current efforts include providing funding for Health Alert-Uganda, specifically focusing on several projects in: Microfinance, Peer Education, TB/HIV Awareness, and PMTCT.

Invisible Children
Works to alleviate the suffering of former child soldiers in Africa.

Nourish International
Nourish International's (NI) mission is to provide the infrastructure and support for college students to think critically and implement long-term solutions to eradicate poverty worldwide. NI is a student driven non-profit currently based at Campus Y of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. NI's college chapters set up entrepreneurial fundraising ventures to finance and implement sustainable development projects for communities in need.

O.A.S.I.S. is dedicated to spreading awareness to our campus and the surrounding communities about the beauty of African Culture, to dispel sterotypes and myths, and to provide a social atmosphere in which Africans and non Africans can interact and learn from each other.

Students for Students International
S4Si is a UNC-Chapel Hill student run registered non-profit. The organization was set up in 1995, and is run by entirely by students. S4Si sponsors school tuition for disadvantaged children in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The children are selected by teams of UNC students who fundraise for the scholarship and then travel to Africa. Fundraising and awareness events such as the annual ZimFest, teaching African dance to students, and the Adopt-a-Scholar program are an on-campus component of the organization.

STAND-UNC is a Core Chapter of the national student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network. STAND-UNC fights to end the profound social injustices and human rights violations of genocide wherever they may occur through raising awareness, advocacy, and fundraising for direct humanitarian relief. Currently, our chapter focuses on Burma, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but is expanding to include emerging conflict areas. Join us to help unite students in a permanent anti-genocide constituency. New members and ideas are always welcome!

Information for International Visitors/Students

Welcome Videos
The Graduate School has created these videos to share important information to help international students learn about life at our University and within the local community. Through these three videos, you will hear important information – from the perspective and experiences of international graduate students at Carolina – about finding a new place to live and helping your family members settle into their new community. You'll also learn about important academic policies, health insurance, academic resources that support your success and professional development opportunities.