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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Welcome Our New Director of Communications

We are delighted to welcome our new Communications Director Lisa Yanke. Before joining us in July, Lisa managed communications and special events for NBCUniversal’s Office of the CIO. Previously, she gained diverse experience in strategic internal and executive communications, media relations, public and community relations, integrated marketing, event and project management and corporate training in roles of increasing responsibility at US West, Qwest Communications, R.H. Donnelley and Dex One. Please join us in welcoming her to the Go Global NC community!

Contact Lisa: layanke@northcarolina.edu

Global Teachers Germany 2017: Day One

Orientation | Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four | Day Five | Day Six | Day Seven | Day Eight | Day Nine | Follow-Up

Day One

Teachers departed from Raleigh-Durham International Airport or Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Friday, June 16. They met up at Newark Airport before taking the 8 hour flight to Berlin, landing on Saturday, June 17.

A few teachers were accompanied by adorable stowaways – mascots sent by their school to help students engage with their teacher’s travel. Amanda Soldner brought a bear cub, the mascot of Carrboro Elementary School, while Katherine Heywood brought along an otter to connect with students at Oak Grove Elementary School.

Anthony Johnson brought along a 360 camera to help capture all angles of the program trip.

Upon arriving in Berlin, the delegation fought off jet lag to explore the first city of the program. Berlin is the capital of Germany, with more than 3.5 million inhabitants and has become the third most-visited city in Europe.

Teachers Angel Ledbetter and Jordan Hohm reflected on the first day for EdNC.

As a history teacher, much of my life is spent trying to get students to understand the world they live in, how that world has been shaped, and why history matters. Unfortunately, those efforts are usually tempered by my own lack of cultural understanding and awareness. The last forty hours have allowed me to start chipping away that shortfall. Read more.-Angel Ledbetter