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The UNC area studies centers offer resources, funding and programs for 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.



The area studies centers frequently support and collaborate with departments offering world languages, including the African, African American, and Diaspora Studies; Asian Studies; Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; and Romance Studies Departments. The following list includes languages offered at UNC.



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