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
The Forum: Question + Answer Session
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Do you need a vaccine for a layover? Is 30 minutes enough time to change planes? How do you deal with "culture shock"?  How early do I have to get a Passport? What expenses should I include in my budget?  This session will introduce you to potential travel barriers you may face as a new (or new-ish) global traveler. We'll help you find the best place to go to get answers to your specific issue or concern. Representatives from the international travel clinic and the global center will be joined by students who have had global experience to share their work and their personal travel stories in this informal, conversation- and question-driven session. Come ask questions about money, health, safety, logistics, and more. No question is too small.

Have more questions or want to know where you can access more global resources?
  • Check out CGI's digital Global Guide which includes campus contacts, articles and support services for planning a global experience.  

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Jing Liu

Asia Programs Director, UNC Study Abroad
Jing Liu joined UNC’s Study Abroad Office in 2016 and manages its portfolio of programs in Asia and Oceania. Having grown up in a bicultural home, studied abroad, and traveled extensively, Jing recognizes the importance of travel and is an advocate for global opportunities. Previous... Read More →
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Brandy Arellano

Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Brandy manages programs to open access to new global opportunities; the programs include Passport to Go! Fellowship, GO! Global Orientation, Global Take Off: Puerto Rico, and the Carolina Global Initiative Award. Brandy is originally from Miami, Florida and grew up in a large Cuban household. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC with majors in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science. As a student, she began her traveling experiences in two study abroad programs: first to Samoa, F... Read More →
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Iyman Ahmed

Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Iyman Ahmed manages federal funding opportunities at the Center for Global Initiatives including the Fulbright-Hays Faculty and Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program. She also serves as the Fulbright U.S. Student Program adviser and co-leads the First-Year Experience Imme... Read More →
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Derek Shepard

Study Abroad Advisor for Asia-Pacific and Domestic Programs, UNC Study Abroad
Derek is the Study Abroad Advisor for Asia-Pacific and Domestic Programs. Prior to joining UNC Study Abroad, Derek worked in experiential education, where he designed and instructed college accredited courses in China, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, and Jordan... Read More →

Saturday March 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Nelson Mandela Auditorium