Auspicious Day (Daofu, Sichuan, China) by Xiaofei Wang
Auspicious Day (Daofu, Sichuan, China) by Xiaofei Wang

What are all the pieces of yourself that make up your personal identity, and how might they affect your global engagement experiences? It can be tough or awkward to ask questions about your identity, which is why we try to cover some of the basics in this section. Everything from the color of your skin to your accessibility needs, from your sexuality to your past travel experience…browse through these topics to get an introduction to each trait and then contact the people listed in each topic for more in-depth conversation.

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Accessibility

Whether you use a wheelchair, are hoping for audio signals at crosswalks, need to make sure you can still get your daily anxiety meds and…

Family and Community

Maybe you have the kind of family that keeps encouragingly pushing you towards going abroad, but then again maybe you have the kind of family…

Gender Identity & Expression

If you are trans, gender non-conforming or genderqueer, you may be unsure of what to expect in going abroad. You may be surprised to find…

Immigration Status

Are you a student with DACA status? There are times when you, too, may be able to travel internationally while at UNC. Unfortunately, this does…

Personal Background

Thinking about what makes you uniquely you will give you some insight into the search for a global opportunity. Will this be your first time…

Race & Ethnicity

The bodies we bring with us throughout the world hold different meanings in different spaces. Your skin color, hair type, or the shape of your…

Religion & Spirituality

Whether you’re looking to continue your own religious or spiritual practice or you’re seeking to research/learn about/experience another religion, doing a little research beforehand can…

Sexuality

As a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning or Trans identified person, you may have safety concerns or questions about the place(s) to which you’re interested…

Student Parents

For UNC students who have children, going abroad often seems impossible. Some programs like Fulbright or Fulbright-Hays will make accommodations for families and medical expenses,…

Travel Experience

Will this be your first time traveling outside of the US? Perhaps you have traveled a fair amount with your family but now you’re interested…

Veterans & Student Service Members

Have you served in the military and/or do you have veteran status? Are you looking to add to the global experience that you gained during…