The Carolina Asia Center is the University of North Carolina’s flagship organization for Asia-related activities. In 2014, we became the first Title VI-funded pan-Asia National Resource Center in the southeast United States.
Our mission is to positively transform our understanding of and relationship with Asia and to equip students and others with the knowledge of Asia to assume leadership roles. We develop resources for engagement with Asia-related topics through seminars, language study, outreach, cultural competency, study abroad and visiting scholars programs.
We are a unit of UNC-Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences and work with various professional schools, departments, centers and student organizations on campus. Beyond Carolina, we collaborate with regional and international institutions to develop and implement educational programs on Asia.
Our programs have also been supported by the Freeman Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Korea Foundation, the Thai Government, and through our close partnerships with Duke University and the UNC system of universities and community colleges.
Beginning this week, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Asia are just a click apart. The Carolina Asia Map aims to provide a comprehensive list of every connection between Asia and UNC-Chapel Hill. Users can search study abroad programs, faculty partnerships, research collaborations and more.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Phillips Ambassadors Program, we are pleased to announce that five $10,000 awards will be offered to Phillips Ambassadors alumni in support of further engagement with Asia.