FAQ

How is World View associated with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?

World View, a public service program at UNC – Chapel Hill, is organized under the Office of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Established in 1998 as a campus-based program, World View connects the global expertise and international resources of the University with K-12 and community college educators across the state.


What types of professional development and resources does World View offer?

World View offers a variety of global education resources, including professional development and recommendations for educator materials for all grade levels and disciplines.  Take a look under Our Programs for more information on professional development in Chapel Hill, at your school or college, abroad, or virtually.  World View programs range from educational conferences, workshops, and leadership programs lasting one to five days to study visits abroad lasting ten days to two weeks.  On-site and virtual professional development can last from one hour to one day.

Our K-12 Educator Resources includes a search engine for global education resources, curriculum materials and foreign currency kits. Action plans are also available as you work to incorporate global themes into your schools and classrooms. Visit our community college resources page for information on globalizing courses and the NC Global Distinction Program.


How does registration and payment work?

To register for a program you may register online. You may remit payment before or after you register online or submit it with your hard copy registration form. World View does not accept cash or credit cards. No refunds, but credit can be advanced toward future World View programs upon cancellation before a program. Please contact World View if you need an invoice for your school, district, or college.


Who attends World View programs?

We have both separate and joint programs for K-12 and community college teachers and administrators. Our programs offer something for everybody and are open to educators of all subject areas – Art to Zoology.


How do I request global education professional development for my school or district?

Go to our World View to You! page to access a list of speakers and presentation topics. World View to You! is a program providing on-site professional development for World View’s K-12 partner schools or districts.


I attended a World View program last year and would like to receive my Continuing Education Units. What do I do?

Contact World View at 919-843-8210 or bradys@unc.edu.


How do I borrow foreign currency kits from World View?

Go to our Foreign Currency Kits page to access our kit contents and borrowing policy.


I heard you have culture kits, is that true?

Actually, that’s Carolina Navigators, a sister program at UNC – Chapel Hill. Please visit their website to find out more about their program and how you can borrow their wonderful culture kits. UNC’s African Studies Center also lends out a Kenya Culture Kit and a Senegal Culture Kit.


Do you have any grants, scholarships, or other sources of money to fund participation in programs and/or on study visits?

World View has some scholarship funds for teachers from under-served counties to attend a fall symposium or spring seminar. To inquire, please contact us at worldview@unc.edu. We often refer educators to check with their local civic organizations, PTAs, Rotary Clubs, or city/county foundations.


Are there resources available for community college educators to globalize their courses?

In collaboration with UNC National Resource Centers and selected community colleges, World View facilitates grants to community college educators to globalize courses through the NC Global Distinction Program. If your college is interested in becoming a college of Global Distinction, please contact Neil Bolick (919-843-5332 nebolick@unc.edu).

Our community college resources page also includes a list of globalized courses or modules submitted by past grant recipients.


How do I get to the World View office?

Click here for directions to the World View office.