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Join us  Saturday, April 14 for the 2018 GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics at the FedEx Global Education building!

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Saturday, April 14
 

9:30am CDT

Registration + Breakfast
Check in, enjoy breakfast and informal conversation with fellow students, staff, faculty and community participants.

Saturday April 14, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
Peacock Atrium

10:00am CDT

Welcome + Introduction
Welcome to GO!

This plenary session will introduce you to the concepts behind the GO! Global Orientation and walk you through the structure of the day.

Saturday April 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Peacock Atrium

10:45am CDT

"Voluntourism" and the White Savior Complex
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, we'll engage in an interactive discussion about ‘voluntourism’ and the 'white savior complex' and how these concepts relate to global travel. You've heard of ‘voluntourism,’ where travelers with good intentions take breaks from their vacations abroad to provide some form of assistance or help to local communities. So why has ‘voluntourism’ earned a bad reputation in the world of international development and social justice?

In this discussion, we explore the phenomenon of voluntourism, how it reinforces global systems of power, and how to make your global impact sustainable. And we'll talk about what is involved in being a 'white savior,' why it's problematic, and some of the things you can do to avoid falling into the trap of the savior complex. Our intention is for this session to offer a safe and welcoming space for students to be introduced to the concepts of ‘voluntourism’, and ‘white savior complex’, while encouraging honest reflections on how we can participate in global and intercultural experiences in more ethical and compassionate ways.

Moderators
avatar for Iyman Gaspard

Iyman Gaspard

Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives

Speakers
avatar for Krista Park Berry

Krista Park Berry

Communications and Development Manager , Carolina for Kibera
With over 18 years of mission-driven communications experience in the nonprofit sector, Krista has helped develop strategic communication and marketing campaigns that raise awareness, affect change, and increase engagement. In addition to managing communications and brand strategy... Read More →
avatar for Sebastian Elie-York

Sebastian Elie-York

Student, 2020, Health Policy and Management | Entrepreneurship Minor
Sebastian Elie-York is a sophomore at Carolina. He was born in Toronto, Canada to a Haitian mother and a Kenyan father. He grew up listening to stories of his parent’s global adventures, which inspired him to consider travel through a critical lens. During the summer of 2017, he... Read More →
avatar for Meagan Meekins

Meagan Meekins

UNC Peace Corps Campus Recruiter, UNC Career Services
Meagan Meekins is a UNC undergraduate alumnus and current MPH student at Gillings School of Global Public Health. Between undergrad and graduate school Meagan served in the Peace Corps for 3 years in rural Paraguay. She currently lives in Carrboro and while not studying she can be... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Classroom 1009

10:45am CDT

Ethics & Culture: A Beginner's Guide
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Introduction to ethical considerations central to any global experience, locally or abroad. Learn the importance of the qualities of respect, humility, reflection, and openness and how to practice these in different cultural situations. Hear honest stories from students who have had these experiences and how they applied these qualities to overcome potential ethical issues.

Moderators
avatar for Brandy Arellano

Brandy Arellano

Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Brandy manages programs to open access to new global opportunities; the programs include Passport to Go! Fellowship, GO! Global Orientation, Global Take Off: Puerto Rico, and the Carolina Global Initiative Award. Brandy is originally from Miami, Florida and grew up in a large Cuban household. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC with majors in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science. As a student, she began her traveling experiences in two study abroad programs: first to Samoa, F... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson

Associate Director | Lecturer in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, UNC African Studies Center
Barbara Anderson serves as the Associate Director for the African Studies Center and as the Center’s Outreach Coordinator at UNC-CH. She has been an active member of the national African Studies Outreach Council, a reviewer for the Children’s Africana Book Award, and provides... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Jurgensen

Lauren Jurgensen

Student, 2021, UNC College of Arts and Sciences
As a native of Rocky Point NC, Lauren had never traveled internationally until she was awarded the Global Gap Year Fellowship. She spent four months working on sustainable, organic farms in Puerto Rico and six months working at an LGBT NGO in Kyrgyzstan translating grant reports and... Read More →
avatar for Marisa Sclafani

Marisa Sclafani

Student, 2018, Global Studies
Marissa is a graduating senior. At Carolina she has studied Global Studies with a focus on Global Health in Western Europe. During the spring of her junior year, she studied abroad in Bologna, Italy. It was an amazing, immersive experience in the Italian language and culture. A few... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

UNC Global Civic Engagement Coordinator, UNC Campus Y
Sarah came to UNC in 2006 to study archaeology but soon realized her passion was in public service. In 2010, she earned her B.A. in anthropology with minors in social & economic justice and Asian studies before joining the staff of the Carolina Center for Public Service. As Student... Read More →
avatar for Jacob  Stocks

Jacob Stocks

Student, 2018, Project Heel + Biology Department
Before coming to Carolina, Jacob had never travelled internationally. Since his first year here, he has studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain and Guadalajara, Mexico and have travelled to Lawra, Ghana twice with a student organization, Project Heel. As a result of these experiences and... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Classroom 1005

10:45am CDT

Providing Healthcare Abroad
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come explore the social and ethical issues associated with students providing healthcare abroad. This one-hour discussion-based session will encourage attendees to think and share about how working in a clinical or healthcare delivery setting could be a life changing experience and discuss how to prepare and think ahead, including discussion about boundaries, licensure, and limitations. It is designed to help you think through and prepare for the desire to "fix" things abroad, discuss the conduct of informed consent, research endeavors, and permissions, and consider dealing with disparate professional, ethical, religious, and cultural views and norms. This session will allow for informal sharing and discussion with time for students to talk about their plans and reflections.

Moderators
avatar for Iyman Gaspard

Iyman Gaspard

Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives

Speakers
avatar for Kendrel Cabarrus

Kendrel Cabarrus

Student, 2020, English Department
Kendrel Cabarrus is an ambitious scholar that wishes to create change in the healthcare industry. He believes in healthcare that provides medical treatment through a compassionate approach to minimize the pain that most patients endure. Some highlights of his life include working... Read More →
avatar for Obie Daniel

Obie Daniel

Graduate Research Assistant, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Obinna (Obie) is a Nigerian-trained physician with over four years of experience working in clinical and public health settings in Nigeria. He is a second year Master of Public Health (MPH) student of the Department of Health Behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health... Read More →
avatar for Shay Slifko

Shay Slifko

Program Manager, Office of International Activities, UNC School of Medicine
Shay Slifko, OIA Program Manager, brings a unique professional  background to this role working in the context of international  education with a specific focus in  global health. She has experience  collaborating with higher education and international partners focusing  on... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Conference Room 4003

10:45am CDT

The World We See: Global Photography & Ethics
This session will cover ethical approaches to taking and sharing photos. How do you know when it's ethical or appropriate to take a photo? Are their cultural considerations to keep in mind? When is it appropriate to share your photos and how do you know what methods of sharing are ethical and which may be questionable? Learn how your subjects, your surroundings and your purpose for sharing photos can affect the answers to these questions.

Moderators
avatar for Katie Costanza

Katie Costanza

Research, Communication & Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Katie manages data, communications, and supports program evaluation at the Center. She is a North Carolina native who earned two bachelors and a Masters in Public Administration from UNC. While at UNC, she spent a summer abroad in Buenos Aires, worked on several campus publications... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Davison

Patrick Davison

Professor, UNC School of Media and Journalism
Pat Davison has been teaching photo, video and documentary multimedia storytelling in the school since 2001. During that time he has produced more than 25 student-team multimedia projects from places as diverse as the Galapagos Islands, Thailand, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and North... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Nelson Mandela Auditorium

12:00pm CDT

Global Entrepreneurship
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Students, faculty, and staff will share their stories about their entrepreneurship activities, broadcasting some of the successes and failures. Join the discussion of the ethical implications in cross-cultural entrepreneurship

Speakers
avatar for Krista Park Berry

Krista Park Berry

Communications and Development Manager , Carolina for Kibera
With over 18 years of mission-driven communications experience in the nonprofit sector, Krista has helped develop strategic communication and marketing campaigns that raise awareness, affect change, and increase engagement. In addition to managing communications and brand strategy... Read More →
avatar for Laura Fieselman 

Laura Fieselman 

Program Coordinator, UNC Social Innovation Initiative + CUBE Social Innovation Incubator
Laura Fieselman is a scholar and practitioner of sustainability and social enterprise. She currently manages UNC Chapel Hill’s CUBE social innovation incubator and lectures in the UNC Department of Public Policy. Fieselman holds a BA from McGill University in International Development... Read More →
avatar for Cecilia Polanco

Cecilia Polanco

Founder + CEO, So Good Pupusas
Cecilia is a 2016 graduate of UNC, and currently owns and operates a food truck and catering company called So Good Pupusas. This social justice food truck provides scholarships for undocumented students pursuing higher education through their non-profit partner Pupusas for Education... Read More →
avatar for Damian Walker

Damian Walker

Student, 2018, Innovate Carolina + Political Science | Entrepreneurship Minor
Damian is a senior Carolina First Covenant Scholar majoring in political science and minoring in entrepreneurship. At UNC, Damian is a Communications intern in the Vice Chancellor's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, was inducted into the Adams Apprenticeship, and had the... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Conference Room 4003

12:00pm CDT

Local Global Opportunities
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Interested in having a global experience in the local community? Learn about what you should consider when planning and preparing for a local experience with people from different cultures and languages. Whether you are tutoring a Burmese refugee, working with undocumented families, or conducting a research project on a tribal community, building trust, understanding power dynamics, and exploring the complexities of culture shock are important for your own experience and the community with whom you will be interacting. Learn about how these experiences can be truly culturally immersive and can challenge your assumptions about your neighbors.

Moderators
avatar for Katie Costanza

Katie Costanza

Research, Communication & Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Katie manages data, communications, and supports program evaluation at the Center. She is a North Carolina native who earned two bachelors and a Masters in Public Administration from UNC. While at UNC, she spent a summer abroad in Buenos Aires, worked on several campus publications... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Flynn

Rachel Flynn

Graduate Student, 2021, Department of Anthropology
Rachel Flynn received a BA and BS from the University of Washington in Medical Anthropology and Public Health, and an MPH from the University of North Carolina. Between degrees she worked in clinical cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA and at Lineberger... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Gill

Hannah Gill

Director, Latino Migration Project, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Hannah Gill ’99 joined the Center for Global Initiatives in 2004 as a Rockefeller postdoctoral scholar. She now shares a joint position at the center and the Institute for the Study of the Americas. An anthropologist with a specialization in Latin American and Caribbean migrati... Read More →
avatar for Ricky Hurtado

Ricky Hurtado

Co-Executive Director, NC Sli
Ricky Hurtado is the Co-Executive Director of N.C. Sli where he works towards expanding equitable access to higher education for Latino students across NC.In general, his work focuses on advancing social and economic equity by applying a critical understanding of race, place, class... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Classroom 1009

12:00pm CDT

Ready to Go: Travel, Health, Finances & Logistics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Do you need a vaccine for a layover? Is 30 minutes enough time to change planes? How early do I have to get a Passport? What expenses should I include in my budget? What kind of suitcase should I buy?  This session will introduce you to potential travel barriers you may face as a new (or new-ish) global traveler. We'll help you find the best place to go to get answers to your specific issue or concern. Representatives from the international travel clinic and the global center will be joined by students who have had global experience to share their work and their personal travel stories in this informal, conversation- and question-driven session. Come ask questions about money, health, safety, logistics, and more. No question is too small.

Moderators
avatar for Brandy Arellano

Brandy Arellano

Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Brandy manages programs to open access to new global opportunities; the programs include Passport to Go! Fellowship, GO! Global Orientation, Global Take Off: Puerto Rico, and the Carolina Global Initiative Award. Brandy is originally from Miami, Florida and grew up in a large Cuban household. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC with majors in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science. As a student, she began her traveling experiences in two study abroad programs: first to Samoa, F... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jing Liu

Jing Liu

Asia Programs Director, UNC Study Abroad
Jing Liu joined UNC’s Study Abroad Office in 2016 and manages its portfolio of programs in Asia and Oceania. Having grown up in a bicultural home, studied abroad, and traveled extensively, Jing recognizes the importance of travel and is an advocate for global opportunities. Previous... Read More →
avatar for Karlo Montegrico

Karlo Montegrico

Student, 2018, Biology Department
Karlo is a senior at UNC where he is expecting a bachelor’s degree in biology this May. As the recipient of the Vimy Global Team Award 2017, he travelled to the Philippines last summer with two undergraduate students where they conducted qualitative research on the migration of... Read More →
avatar for Amy Sauls

Amy Sauls

Director of Pharmacy, UNC Campus Health
Amy Sauls is Director of Pharmacy for Campus Health Services and the coordinator of the Campus Health International Travel Clinic. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Amy has extended... Read More →
avatar for Treasure Williams

Treasure Williams

Student, 2018, Psychology | History
Treasure Williams was born in Roanoke, VA but grew up in Greensboro, NC. She always wanted to travel and study aboard since she was little, and it's one of the many reasons why she chose this university because of its study aboard program. During her first-year she was a recipient... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Classroom 1005

12:00pm CDT

Traveling While… : Race, Ethnicity & the Bodies We Bring With Us
This workshop is intended to help any student planning to engage in global travel think about the ways in which race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and nationality are culturally situated. We carry them with us in conscious and unconscious ways as we travel. They not only mark our bodies in specific ways, but they also shape the way we think about ourselves and the world. This workshop offers strategies to help us reflect carefully and critically on the bodies and perspectives we bring with us as well as methods for approaching another's culture with openness, grace, and a sense of wonder. We are often more careful in engaging in this type of research and reflection when we imagine a greater distance between ourselves and those we encounter. However, it is just as important to do so, if not more so, in places where that distance seems to disappear.

Moderators
avatar for Iyman Gaspard

Iyman Gaspard

Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives

Speakers
avatar for Renee Alexander Craft

Renee Alexander Craft

Associate Professor, UNC Department of Communication, Curriculum in Global Studies
UNC alumnus Renée Alexander Craft is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a joint appointment in the Department of Communication and Curriculum in Global Studies. Broadly, her research and teaching examine the relationship among colorism... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Nelson Mandela Auditorium

12:45pm CDT

Global Networking Lunch
Network with faculty, staff, community members and other students over lunch.

Click on the "Global Networking Hosts" tab on the main Sched page to see who will be hosting lunch tables and to help you identify who you may want to meet!

Saturday April 14, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Peacock Atrium

2:00pm CDT

Gender & Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Travel
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will address the implications of gender and sexual differences and inequalities in cross-cultural travel. Some of the questions discussed include: How can students practice culturally appropriate behavior related to gender and sexuality? What specific issues confront women, transfolk, and LGB identified students? How can students use cross-cultural experiences to explore different ways in which gender and sexual identities are expressed? How can students see beyond stereotypes about the gender and sexuality of others, particularly as they relate to religion, the body and its treatment/adornment, and notions of oppression and liberation?

Moderators
avatar for Brandy Arellano

Brandy Arellano

Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Brandy manages programs to open access to new global opportunities; the programs include Passport to Go! Fellowship, GO! Global Orientation, Global Take Off: Puerto Rico, and the Carolina Global Initiative Award. Brandy is originally from Miami, Florida and grew up in a large Cuban household. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC with majors in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science. As a student, she began her traveling experiences in two study abroad programs: first to Samoa, F... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Noel Bynum

Noel Bynum

International Education Program Coordinator, UNC Center for European Studies
Noel received his B.A. in Global Studies & English and Comparative Literature and a minor in Sexuality Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. He completed his MEd in Higher Education Administration at North Carolina State University in December 2017. He enjoys making the connections of international... Read More →
avatar for Karlo Montegrico

Karlo Montegrico

Student, 2018, Biology Department
Karlo is a senior at UNC where he is expecting a bachelor’s degree in biology this May. As the recipient of the Vimy Global Team Award 2017, he travelled to the Philippines last summer with two undergraduate students where they conducted qualitative research on the migration of... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Classroom 1005

2:00pm CDT

Global Engagement Beyond Service: A Conversation with Veterans
This session is a panel discussion that will focus on understanding and discussing the global identity of student Veterans with an emphasis on the potential implications of their unique, individual experiences when related to their global activity. We will consider broad topics within Veteran identity and how this can be an advantage or challenge in traveling as a student. We will consider cultural perceptions surrounding Veterans where global engagement is involved and the ethics that come into play for any global traveler as they relate to this unique group of individuals. This discussion will encourage questions.

Moderators
EC

Emily Connelly

Office and Events Coordinator, Center for Global Initiatives

Speakers
EB

Erik Batlle

Student, 2018, Peace War and Defense, minor in History
I served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 5 years. My specialty was working with explosive detection dogs. I served two combat tours in Afghanistan and after finishing active duty service, I worked in Iraq and Afghanistan as a private security contractor. As a student at UNC-CH I had... Read More →
avatar for Bud Kauffman

Bud Kauffman

Teaching Assistant Professor in Arabic, UNC Department of Asian Studies
Bud began his studies of Arabic (long ago) at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, as a member of the United States Marine Corps.  After completing his enlistment, he taught Marines in the Survival Level Arabic Course aboard Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Classroom 3024

2:00pm CDT

Teaching Abroad: Expectations vs. Reality
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will discuss the realities of teaching abroad, and give you space to consider important questions regarding the particulars of teaching and language pedagogy, your role in the classroom as a foreign teacher, as well as your expectations for your time abroad.

Moderators
avatar for Katie Costanza

Katie Costanza

Research, Communication & Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Katie manages data, communications, and supports program evaluation at the Center. She is a North Carolina native who earned two bachelors and a Masters in Public Administration from UNC. While at UNC, she spent a summer abroad in Buenos Aires, worked on several campus publications... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Liz Bucrek

Liz Bucrek

Program Manager and Instructor, Carolina Navigators
Liz Bucrek is the Program Manager and Instructor for Carolina Navigators, a service-learning program that works with UNC students who have intercultural expertise, to create free global education resources for K-14 educators and students across the state. Liz studied abroad in France... Read More →
avatar for Amelea Kim

Amelea Kim

Graduate Student, 2018, School of Library and Information Science
Amelea is currently a second year master's student in the School of Information and Library Science and will be graduating in May 2018 with her MSLS. After graduating from undergrad in 2012, Amelea spent two years in rural China, teaching English at an agricultural university in Shanxi... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Classroom 1009

2:00pm CDT

Traveling Abroad as an American
This session will focus on our understanding of what it means to be a U.S. citizen and/or UNC student while studying or traveling in another country. The session will examine some of the attitudes and situations you might encounter and will also consider your role in shaping those encounters. We will review some commentary from other students who reflect on their experiences, as well as consider the advice of those who have studied international perspectives on the U.S. and its citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Arnold Chacón

Arnold Chacón

Diplomat-in-Residence, Center for Global Initiatives
Arnold A. Chacón (born 1956) is an American government official. He was most recently the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the Department of State. He was previously the United States Ambassador to Guatemala August 29, 2011, to March 5, 2014... Read More →
avatar for Meagan Meekins

Meagan Meekins

UNC Peace Corps Campus Recruiter, UNC Career Services
Meagan Meekins is a UNC undergraduate alumnus and current MPH student at Gillings School of Global Public Health. Between undergrad and graduate school Meagan served in the Peace Corps for 3 years in rural Paraguay. She currently lives in Carrboro and while not studying she can be... Read More →
avatar for Grace Thompson

Grace Thompson

Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Grace is a sophomore at UNC from Winston-Salem, NC. She loves to spend time outside and is an avid backpacker and climber. She spent five weeks at Cambridge University during the summer of 2017 as a part of the International Security and Intelligence Program. She is a cadet in Army... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Nelson Mandela Auditorium

3:00pm CDT

Closing Remarks
Saturday April 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Peacock Atrium
 


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