For immediate release: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $170,000 to 45 students for global internships, research, service projects and language study this summer. The students will complete projects that put into practice the skills they learn in the classroom, from evaluating public health projects in Uganda to interning at a sustainable city-planning firm in Auckland, New Zealand.
These awards are made possible through generous gifts to the Global Education Fund, the Lori Lewis Schipper International Internship Fund, the Michael W. Stephens Internship Fund, an endowment by The Starr Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education and the Provost’s office at UNC.
The award recipients were honored at a reception at the FedEx Global Education Center on April 23. Ron Strauss, executive vice provost and chief international officer, presented students with their award certificates.
UNC Center for Global Initiatives: http://cgi.unc.edu/awards
UNC Global contact: Katie Bowler Young, (919) 962-4504, firstname.lastname@example.org