About Us

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.

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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


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

Mai Thi Nguyen Awarded 2019 Bronze Medal for Regional Plans by the Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association

Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen, Associate Professor of Planning at the Department of City & Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was part of a small international team that was recently rewarded the 2019 Bronze Medal … Continued

Korean Fulbright to UNC

Korean Fulbright Universities Visit UNC-Chapel Hill

International education administrators from eight Korean universities visited UNC-Chapel Hill on Thursday, May 23, 2019, through the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program. Participants came from Seoul National University, Sogang University, Sejong University, Chungbuk National University, Kookmin University, Yeungnam University, Kangwon … Continued

Carolina Global Photography Competition 2019

Carolina Global Photography Competition Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

The 20th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition will be accepting submissions beginning June 1, 2019. This amateur competition, which is open to students, alumni, faculty and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, showcases Carolina’s global activity, educational … Continued

Hong An Truong

Hong-An Truong Awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Associate professor of art Hong-An Truong has been awarded a prestigious 2019 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowship will support We Are Beside Ourselves, an interdisciplinary project using photography, video, sound and sculpture that frames the American War in … Continued

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