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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.

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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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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

Registration is Now Open for the 2023 Asia Scholar Network Conference

The Carolina Asia Center is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the 2023 Asia Scholar Network Conference! Join us in person on Saturday, April 29 for a day of learning from and with Asia scholars across North … Continued

Former FLAS Recipient for Japanese Named 2023 Charles B. Rangel Fellow

This article was originally published by UNC Global Affairs, was written by Emily Dennin, and can be found here.   Tatiana Farmer ’20 has been selected as a 2023 fellow for the prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program.   … Continued

Daily Tar Heel Reports on Bringing Southeast Asia Home Initiative

This is a cross-posting of an article from the Daily Tar Heel. The original article was written by Brianna Atkinson and can be found here. The photo above was taken by Serena Sherwood.   Southeast Asia is home to over … Continued

Digital Exhibit: Frank Porter Graham, the United Nations, and Indonesian Independence

  Virtual Exhibit: “Frank Porter Graham, the United Nations, and Indonesian Independence,” Compiled by Associate Director Dr. Kevin W. Fogg   Following our hybrid Indonesia in International Relations Conference with Universitas Pelita Harapan, we are happy to present the virtual … Continued

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