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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

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

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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
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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.

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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.

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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.

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Iyman Gaspard

Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives

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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

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