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Researcher conducts health assessment on tortoise

Helping prepare giant tortoises for the wild

Carolina’s Galapagos Science Center worked alongside the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador to repatriate giant tortoises into the wild.


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Carolina Asia Center and Study Abroad Office Partner to Launch Vietnamese Language Program

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are studying Vietnamese language classes virtually through a pilot program initiated by the Carolina Asia Center and the UNC Study Abroad Office. The courses, which can be taken for UNC-Chapel Hill credit at no additional cost, are administered through SOAS University of London, a world-leading institution in the study of … Continued


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Royster Society launches podcast to connect doctoral students

The Royster Global initiative at the UNC-Chapel Hill launched a new podcast series, PhD and Me: The Third Degree, in early September. The initiative was created by the Royster Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary fellowship program within The Graduate School. Royster Global aims to increase awareness and understanding of graduate education across international borders and help prepare doctoral students for global … Continued


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New study shows COVID-19 shapes approval of political leaders

A new study reveals an interesting phenomenon that occurred during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic: a surge in support for political leaders.  


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New Russian Language Flagship Program launches

Carolina’s new Russian Language Flagship Program allows students in any academic background to intensively study Russian and participate in professional development programming tailored to each student. A new program at Carolina allows students to take a deep dive into Russian language and culture while they gain the skills to become global professionals. Carolina’s Russian Language Flagship Program launched in May … Continued


Illustration shows a laptop with faces in a Zoom remote session, a coffee mug and a pencil case on a desk.

Study abroad goes virtual

This fall, a group of students in the College of Arts & Sciences are experiencing study abroad virtually with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. Karla Estrada Perez, a junior majoring in Hispanic linguistics and global studies with a minor in Portuguese, had planned to study abroad this summer. Then, she thought, maybe it would happen in the … Continued


Volunteer skinning a fish in the Galapagos while a seal watches

Reactivating the Galapagos economy

The UNC Center for Galapagos Studies and its partners are helping island communities recover from the pandemic’s impact.