|Public health student receives UNC award to study abroad|
|June 25, 2012|
A public health undergraduate is among those who received scholarships, fellowships or program support from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study abroad during 2012 and 2013.
Jessica Smith, a rising junior in environmental sciences, was selected as a Phillips Ambassador. Smith, from Charlotte, N.C., will study this fall at the UNC Institute for the Environment's Thailand Field Site in Energy and Environment in Bangkok. The Phillips Ambassadors program was established in 2006 with a gift from alumnus Earl N. Phillips Jr. of Chapel Hill. The initiative combines a financial award for a study abroad program in Asia with an academic course that places the experience in greater global context.
"This generation of students, more than any before, needs to be prepared to participate in an international labor market," said Robert Miles, UNC's associate dean for study abroad and international exchanges. "Working and living abroad are becoming more and more common. We are therefore extremely grateful for the private support that makes study abroad affordable and accessible to more undergraduates."
More than one-third of UNC undergraduates study in other countries before they graduate - which is one of the highest study abroad rates among public universities nationwide. This year, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awarded $656,000 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 155 undergraduates for study abroad during 2012 and 2013. The Study Abroad Office offers more than 320 programs in more than 70 countries.
|Last updated June 25, 2012|