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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.


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.

Educator Newsletters

Looking for professional development opportunities and classroom resources? Have them delivered to your inbox, straight from our outreach coordinators! Each Center publishes regular newsletters specifically for K-12, community college, and HBCU/MSI-based educators.

African Studies Center

Carolina Asia Center

Center for European Studies

Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies

Institute for the Study of the Americas

Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies

Two students read over a brochure that says Learning Through Languages 2017.