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Oliver Jones

Carolina People: Oliver Jones

In the Study Abroad office, Oliver Jones is one of the advisers helping students and faculty navigate study abroad and international projects during the global pandemic.


South Building with a view from Polk Place.

University to switch to remote instruction, reduce residential density

The shift comes after several reported clusters of positive COVID-19 cases over the past week.


Old Well

Summer 2020 Study Abroad Courses Transformed into an Online Experience

In an unprecedented academic year, with severe constraints on travel due to the global pandemic, several faculty members have taken a creative approach to offer international education opportunities that were initially intended to be conducted as summer study abroad programs. Though inherently different from traditional study abroad, faculty were still able to provide students with unique global experiences by adapting … Continued


Area Studies

Area studies centers host virtual K-12 global education programs

The area studies centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University collaborated to host a series of global education outreach programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Held during July, the virtual events connected teachers with relevant, digital resources to inspire them to incorporate more global content in the coming school year. The series was … Continued


On the left is a photo of Benjamin Mason Meier and on the right is a photo of his new book cover.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s book: “Foundations of Global Health and Human Rights” by Benjamin Mason Meier.


T.J. Turner '20

T.J. Turner ’20 combines passion for science, culture and space

T.J. Turner made the most of his time at UNC, double majoring in chemistry and Asian studies with a concentration in Japanese.


As storm clouds approach and rain starts to fall, Zar Ree rushes out to plant seeds. (photo by Jon Gardiner)

For the Love of Language

Since 1984, over 100,000 Karen refugees have fled their homeland of Myanmar to escape civil war. Linguistics PhD students Amy Reynolds and Jen Boehm strive to understand this shift and hope to preserve the Karen people’s histories in the process.