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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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Session 3 [clear filter]
Saturday, April 14

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?

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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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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 →
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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 →

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.


Emily Connelly

Office and Events Coordinator, Center for Global Initiatives


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 →
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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.

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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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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 →
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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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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

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