Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful and enriching experience abroad. Now that you're back, there are many ways for you to use your study abroad experience here on campus and in the community. Here are some ideas to get started:
Join the EASE student organization
Did you have a buddy who helped you get adjusted to your new environment abroad, or maybe wished you did! The EASE student organization pairs current UNC students with incoming exchange students to assist with the transition and organize social activities for everyone. Make an international student feel welcome at UNC and introduce them to the Tar Heel way.
Give presentations in local N.C. schools about your host country and what it was like to live in a different culture. K-12 students love hearing from UNC students who have been abroad, and it's a fun way for you to give back after your experience. Presenters may be eligible to receive payment or course credit.
Submit an article or photo to Carolina Passport magazine
One look at this student publication will make you want to go abroad again tomorrow. This is a great opportunity to share some of your memories and stories of what you learned abroad. Carolina Passport is read by many prospective study abroad students and enjoyed by the entire UNC community.
This program organized by the Writing Center involves a speaking group with native and non-native English speakers. UNC students can meet international
students for conversation practice and to help answer questions about life in the U.S.
Research international careers and internships
Considering working abroad? Check the University Career Services website to research job opportunities overseas.
Take advantage of international programming at UNC
Go hear a famous international speaker, see an art exhibit on a current global issue, or get tickets to see performers from the other side of the world. Bookmark the UNC Global event calendar and check out the options.