As globalization plays an increasing role in North Carolina, we need current and future leaders who understand how to work with the rest of the world.
The Center’s role is to be a catalyst. We take delegations of North Carolina policy leaders and teachers abroad on very deliberate, intensive, short-term study programs. The goal is to give participants a hands-on, in-depth understanding of another culture and a global issue. We connect North Carolinians with the best in the world so that they bring home ideas and perspectives to help position our state for the global economy.
Where Have We Been?
Click the colored balloons below to see descriptions of our global programs for leaders in government, education and business. The Center has taken more than 8,000 North Carolinians abroad to 48 countries in order to learn from the world and serve North Carolina.
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Our Vision: The Center for International Understanding’s programs for business, policy and education leaders aim to make North Carolina the most globally engaged state in the nation.