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FIRST TITLE VI-FUNDED PAN-ASIA NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER IN THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES


About Us

Carolina Asia Center is the flagship Asia institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the leading center of its kind in the southeastern U.S. Our mission is to promote intercultural exchange between the U.S. and Asia, and to improve and support education and research on Asia.

We develop resources for engagement with Asia-related topics through seminars, language study, outreach, cultural competency, study abroad and visiting scholars programs. Beyond Carolina, we collaborate with regional and international institutions to develop educational programs that focus on Asia.

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Our Work

Learn about our collaborations with professional schools, departments, centers, and student organizations as well as with regional and international institutions to develop educational programs on Asia.

This interactive map to the right lays out every UNC-Chapel Hill connection with Asian schools, universities, governments and research groups! Search for programs here.

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Carolina Asia Map


Scholarships

Fund your travel abroad to Asia with the Phillips Ambassadors program, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship, or the Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies.

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Outreach

Check out the global resources we have available for K-12 and community college educators including over 140 lesson plans, partnerships, professional development in North Carolina and beyond Carolina.

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Recent News


Study Vietnamese on a New UNC Pilot Program

  Vietnamese is not just the national language of Vietnam, with more than 90 million speakers worldwide; it is also the 6th most spoken language in North Carolina homes. Now, Carolina students will once again have the opportunity to earn … Continued

Carolina Asia Center Statement on Racism and Police Brutality

  The Carolina Asia Center stands united with the peaceful protesters who decry police violence and institutional racism in the United States and abroad. As an organization committed to the study of Asia and its global presence, we value diversity … Continued

CAC 2020-2021 FLAS Recipients

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 FLAS Recipients!

We are pleased to introduce our 2020-2021 Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship recipients! This year, the Carolina Asia Center awarded a total of 15 recipients including eight graduate students, two incoming graduate students, and five undergraduate students for the … Continued

Coronavirus Update

UNC-Chapel Hill is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus at this time. As of March 12, there are 14 positive cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper has … Continued

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