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A semester abroad

Carolina Global Launch enables first-year students to study abroad at one of our partner universities during their fall semester and then enroll at Carolina in the spring. Through the program, students immerse themselves in a new culture, earn credits toward their Carolina degrees and get to know other new Tar Heels.

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  • Brian Delany standing by the Bell Tower.

    Brian Delany

    Brian Delany '22 leveraged the technical and entrepreneurial skills that he gained studying biomedical engineering and as a student-worker at Carolina's makerspaces to land a job as a manufacturing and innovation engineer at Procter & Gamble.

  • Bella by a beach in Ireland.

    Bella Hancock

    First-year student Bella Hancock began her Carolina career away from Chapel Hill at Maynooth University near Dublin, Ireland. She was among the more than 80 first-year students who made up the Carolina Global Launch’s second cohort this past fall.

  • Righteous Keitt

    Righteous Keitt

    Whether it's starting his own nonprofit to help people experiencing homelessness or working in the corporate engagement sector, where he can channel funds back to local and global communities, Carolina senior Righteous Keitt is focused on giving back.

  • Alexis Payton in her dressing room.

    Alexis Payton ‘20, ‘21 (MS)

    Double Tar Heel Alexis Payton is living her dream of performing as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall while also working as a data scientist at the UNC School of Medicine.

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