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Bob Miles, Associate Dean: Study Abroad and International Exchanges, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies.

A job well done

Bob Miles traveled a great distance 17 years ago when he left the University of Glasgow in Scotland where he was a sociology professor to become the first full-time director of Carolina’s Study Abroad Program.


UNC ranks 17th among U.S. universities for study abroad for 2015-16

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 17th among all U.S. higher education institutions for the number of students earning credit for study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.


Three students selected as 2018 Weir Fellows

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2018 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would like to develop advanced working language skills.


Amanda Thompson, principal investigator and a faculty member in the Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences is pictured at far right. (Photo by Mary Lide Parker.)

UNC receives grant to examine human health costs of economic development in the Galápagos

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a two-year grant to the UNC-Chapel Hill to examine the effects of changing environments on human health in the Galápagos, Ecuador. The principal investigator is Amanda Thompson, who holds dual appointments in the Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Department of Anthropology in the College … Continued


Challah braided by study tour participants awaits baking.

K-12 Teachers ‘Taste’ the Middle East on Day-Long Study Tour

In August, K-12 teachers from across the state got the chance to experience a global culinary experience without leaving North Carolina, thanks to the Duke and UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, who hosted the third annual “Connecting the Middle East to the Southeast” study tour.


Marko Dumančić

Global Heel Marko Dumančić ’10 Ph.D. Explores Conceptions of Masculinity in Eastern Europe and Russia

UNC alumnus Marko Dumančić returns to Chapel Hill this fall to deliver a talk on conceptions of masculinity and LGBTQ rights movements in Russia and Eastern Europe.


While in Indonesia, senior Trevor McPherson tudied a variety of gamelan styles, and participated in some performances.

Researching the Brain through Balinese Gamelan

This summer, senior Trevor McPherson traveled to Indonesia to continue his research into the intersection of music and neuroscience.