Go Global NC

May 16, 2016
for immediate release

CONTACT: Communications Director Stephanie Caplan
sccaplan@northcarolina.edu | (919) 237-7951

We have a New Name!
The University of North Carolina’s Center for International Understanding is now Go Global NC

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — The Center for International Understanding (CIU) is proud to announce a name change and much more! CIU is now Go Global NC.

We are building on our 35-year track record of transformative global education by expanding our reach and impact. Go Global NC demonstrates our movement beyond understanding toward action as we empower North Carolina with the skills, understanding, connections, and knowledge to succeed in a global community.

What’s different? We have a beautiful new logo designed by the advertising agency Anoroc. We have a new name that both current and new partners can remember. We also have an amazing new website thanks to support from Common Impact and countless volunteer hours from a team of programmers and designers at Fidelity Investments: www.goglobalnc.org. Our commitment to build connections that bring opportunities to all North Carolinians is now grounded in implementing the nation’s first Blueprint for Global Engagement. All of our education and training efforts support this roadmap to position N.C. globally as a great place to invest, study, work, partner, and live.

What’s the same? Our strong global programs are what we’re known for and those will continue to be a core focus: Latino Initiative, Global Leaders, China Programs, and Global Teachers. Importantly, just as we have been since our founding in 1979, we remain part of The University of North Carolina, a world-class, 17-campus university system.

Mission: Our mission is connecting North Carolina to the world and the world to North Carolina. We look forward to working with policy, education, and business leaders across the state who are focused on making North Carolina the most globally engaged state in the nation.

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Come intern with us!

The Z. Smith Reynolds Non-Profit Internship Program has opened its application process and Go Global NC is one of the organizations you can apply to for an internship!

What would you be working with us on?

The intern will work with program staff to develop a comprehensive program review for the Latino Initiative Program. Over the past 18 years the Latino Initiative served over 800 alumni from a variety of counties and sectors across NC. Interns will research previous programs and participants, including: county of origin, primary sector(s), program goals, objectives and outcomes. In addition, interns will compile a comprehensive summary of NC Latino/Hispanic demographic trends over the past 20 years from federal, state, county and municipal level organizations, in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the historical impact from changing demographics. Information gathered from this process will be used to develop a framework to target future participants. The intern will work with the Director of Data and Policy Analysis to review findings and create a recommended framework to apply throughout the planning, implementation and evaluation processes of future Latino Initiatives.

copy-of-npip-recruitment-postcardRequirements from the Z.Smith Reynolds Website:

Students spend a minimum of eight weeks during the summer with host organizations. Internships offer a range of exposure and skill-building opportunities in areas such as research, community outreach, public policy, communications, fundraising and social media. Details and workplans for each intern vary by organization. In addition to the internship, students will have the opportunity to connect with other interns in the program and participate in on-going professional development throughout the summer.

Eligible students must be:
–A rising sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled full-time in a four-year North Carolina college or university; OR
–A rising sophomore, junior or senior North Carolina resident enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited college outside the state; AND
–A recipient of a federal Pell grant in the academic year in which they apply for NPIP.

For more information, please see the NPIP webpage: http://www.zsr.org/grants-programs/non-profit-internship-program

NOTE: Students may apply for more than one internship.

This application is due January 23, 2017 at noon.

Click here to go to the application page and get more information.

NCSU Attracts New Students from 117 Countries

ncsu_belltowerNC State University welcomed 1,700+ new international students to campus at the start of the fall semester, more than any other public or private campus in North Carolina.They represent 117 countries and bring world languages and cultures to enrich the college experience of all students.

To further encourage global engagement, NCSU has also opened a passport office on campus for faculty, staff, students, and members of the public.