The deadline for summer, fall, and academic year programs is in February. The deadline for spring and calendar year programs is in September. Apply to your specific study abroad program first, then apply to the Phillips Ambassador program.
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Preference may be given to students who have not previously studied abroad in Asia and to students applying to programs that incorporate experiential learning and internship opportunities. Awardees will also have to complete the 3 credit-hour Phillips Ambassador course and other outreach programs upon return to the US.
The Phillips Ambassadors Program is open to UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University undergraduate students across all majors, who are applying for a UNC-approved study abroad academic program located in East Asia, South Asia or Southeast Asia. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 as depicted on official transcript. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply since one needs to be enrolled and on campus for at least one term after you study abroad to complete your Global Studies class and Give Back. Please check program brochures for specific details.
Phillips Ambassadors are selected based on their high level of academic achievement and commitment to activities, service, and leadership. Strong communication skills and evidence of self-motivation are important. A clear understanding and articulation of how Asia and one’s study abroad experience fit into long-term goals are also taken into account. Additional consideration may be given to students who have not previously studied abroad in Asia and to students applying to programs that incorporate experiential learning and internship opportunities.
Application deadlines coincide with study abroad program deadlines set by the Study Abroad Office at UNC.