Go Global NC has partnerships and programs around the world. Check out our print publications to learn more about how our work inspires North Carolina to grow, act, and prosper in a global community.
Officers from Mecklenburg and Union Counties traveled to Mexico in September 2016 for the first Latino Initiative program focused on law enforcement. The 24 officers from all ranks traveled with the goal of better understanding the Hispanic and Latino communities they serve in North Carolina. In addition to traveling in Mexico City to learn about the culture and history of Mexico, the group visited a correctional facility in San Miguel de Allende and a state surveillance and command center in Silao. The delegation also visited families in the community of San Nicolás del Carmen. Participants returned to the United States with a belief that cross-cultural understanding is key to effective community policing.
Expanding economic ties with Asian partners Singapore and Tokyo was the focus of the 2016 Global Leaders program. Twenty-two North Carolina policy, business, and education leaders met the people and programs behind robust science and technology sectors. The hands-on international experience forged new relationships to foster global jobs and foreign direct investment in North Carolina. Go Global NC and NC State University’s Global Training Initiative conducted the program to Singapore and Tokyo in March.
North Carolina teachers representing 14 counties traveled to South Africa with Go Global NC in June of 2016 for a leadership development program designed to help them bring the world to their classrooms. The group visited schools, communities, game preserves and areas of historic and cultural significance in South Africa's three largest cities: Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg.
Members of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Board of Directors traveled to Mexico in February 2016, led by staff members of Go Global NC (formerly the Center for International Understanding). In what several participants termed a “remarkable” experience, the week-long Farm Bureau Latino Initiative provided the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Mexican history and culture and its influence on the Mexican farmworkers who come to North Carolina each year.