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The UNC area studies centers offer resources, funding and programs for K-12 teachers and students who wish to research, study, teach and complete service pertaining to global topics. Below are lists of some of the opportunities we offer. They are not comprehensive, and exploring the funding and news sections of each center’s website may be the quickest way to learn about new opportunities.
Download a flyer or PowerPoint slides about outreach programs offered by the centers.

Join us for a free professional learning workshop on Saturday, November 2:

Global North Carolina Bringing International Competencies to Teachers & Classrooms

November 2, 2019 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Duke University
Expand global competencies and area studies knowledge in this one-day workshop. Sessions will address immigration trends, cross-cultural communication and collaboration, as well as diverse cultures, histories, and perspectives of different global communities in North Carolina, preparing teachers to navigate global issues in the classroom. Workshop is free of cost; CEUs available. Space is limited; we have reached capacity for this program with our current registrants. Please complete this form to be added to the waiting list for the workshop. You will be notified by October 28th if space becomes available in the program.
Sponsored by the NC Department of Instruction & the UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers

Outreach Programs and Opportunities


We frequently host events aimed at raising public awareness of current developments, culture and more in world regions. Please click on the following area studies centers’ events calendars for more information.