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GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics has ended
Join us Saturday, March 30 for the 2019 GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics at the FedEx Global Education building!

This free, one-day event is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement with global communities, and develop intercultural competencies.

Once you’ve registered, please create a profile (which you can choose to make public) and select the sessions you plan to attend, including full group sessions. NOTE: You may only select one breakout session per timeslot (one red, one green, one blue).

Still need to register? Click the Tickets button located in the menu. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email.

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Saturday, March 30 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Interested in having a global experience in the local community? Learn about what you should consider when planning and preparing for a local experience with people from different cultures and languages. Whether you are tutoring a Burmese refugee, working with undocumented families, or conducting a research project on a tribal community, building trust, understanding power dynamics, and exploring the complexities of culture shock are important for your own experience and the community with whom you will be interacting. Learn about how these experiences can be truly culturally immersive and can challenge your assumptions about your neighbors.

Weren't able to attend or can't remember what local global opportunities were shared? Check out the following resources:

Moderators
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Katie Costanza

Research, Communication & Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Katie manages data, communications, and supports program evaluation at the Center. She is a North Carolina native who earned two bachelors and a Masters in Public Administration from UNC. While at UNC, she spent a summer abroad in Buenos Aires, worked on several campus publications... Read More →

Speakers
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Ryan Nilsen

Senior Program Officer, UNC Center for Public Service
Ryan B. Nilsen works as a senior program officer for community engagement with the APPLES Service-Learning and Buckley Public Service Scholars programs in the Carolina Center for Public Service at the UNC-Chapel Hill. He received his master’s degree in theological studies with a... Read More →
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Jakelin Bonilla

Social Innovation Initiative Coordinator, UNC Campus Y
Sista Jakelin “Jaki” Bonilla graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2012 with a major in Global Studies and a minor in Entrepreneurship. At UNC, she founded Linking Immigrants to New Communities, which helps ease the transition of recent immigrants through... Read More →
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Barbara Sostaita

Graduate Student, UNC Department of Religious Studies
Barbara Sostaita is a doctoral candidate in the Religious Studies department at UNC. Before coming to UNC, she completed a Master of Arts in Religion at Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and International Relations at Salem College. Her dissertation is a multi-sited... Read More →
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Sienna Zuco

Student, 2021, Refugee Community Partnership
Sienna Zuco is a Chapel Hill native and a second-year student at Carolina. She is a Global Studies and Environmental Studies double major. Since high school, Sienna has worked with the local refugee community as a tutor and support person for refugee families. In college she began... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
room 1005