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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.

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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

Announcing the Fall 2023 Korean Diaspora Films and New Media Series

We are proud to announce our Fall 2023 Korean Diaspora Films and New Media Series! Join us throughout the semester as we celebrate and learn from/with three critically-acclaimed artists of the Korean Diaspora. Each one employs various mediums to engage … Read more

UNC Global Reports on UNC-NUS Partnership Through Faculty Residency

  This article was originally published by UNC Global Affairs’ Rawan Abbasi. You can access the article here.  In the 20 years since UNC-Chapel Hill’s relationship with the National University of Singapore (NUS) began, it has grown into a strategic partnership opening … Read more

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 FLAS Recipients!

We are pleased to introduce our 2023-2024 Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship recipients! This year, the Carolina Asia Center awarded a total of 9 recipients including 5 graduate and professional students, 1 incoming graduate and professional student, and 3 … Read more

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 … Read more

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