The following is important information about the language to which you will apply. Please scroll down to view languages by undergraduate and graduate offerings.

Unless otherwise indicated, all undergraduate and graduate applicants must be at the INTERMEDIATE-level or higher in the language of application.

Africa

African Studies Center

Contact: Stacey Sewall

Arabic (N. Africa career/research focus), Kiswahili, Lingala, Wolof, Other Sub-Saharan African languages

  • Funding for academic year study of other Sub-Saharan African languages is not available.

Application

Asia

Carolina Asia Center

Contact: Mary Lagdameo

Arabic (Asia career/research focus), Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Urdu (Asia career/research focus), Other Asian languages

  • Funding for academic year study of other Asian languages is not available.

Application

East Europe & Eurasia

Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies

Contact: Adnan Džumhur

Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Polish, Russian, Other East European and Central Asian languages

  • Funding for academic year study of other East European and Central Asian languages is not available.

Application

Europe

Center for European Studies

Contact: Noel Bynum

Arabic (European diaspora career/research focus), Albanian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Greek (Modern), Italian, Portuguese (Iberian), Romanian, Spanish (European career/research focus), Turkish (European career/research focus), Other Western European languages

  • Funding for undergraduate study of French, German and Spanish is not available.
  • Funding for graduate study of German is offered at intermediate level or higher

Application

Global

Center for Global Initiatives

Contact: Iyman Gaspard

Arabic, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Hindi-Urdu, Polish, Russian, Languages not listed or otherwise covered by a center

  • Please contact before starting application in an unlisted language

Application

Latin America & Caribbean

Institute for the Study of the Americas

Contact: Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz

Haitian Creole, Portuguese (Brazilian), Yucatec Maya, Other Latin American languages

  • Non-UNC transcripts must be submitted as official hard copies
  • For Yucatec Maya: Applicants for level 3 must submit a 1-page proposal in Maya; Non-UNC transcripts must be submitted as official hard copies
  • Funding for academic year undergraduate study of Haitian Creole is not available.

Application

Middle East

Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations

Contact: Shai Tamari

Arabic (Middle East career/research focus), Hebrew (Modern), Persian, Turkish, Urdu (Middle East career/research focus)

  • Academic year funding is not available for undergraduate students.

Application