International experience is one of the most important components of a 21st-century education. Central Piedmont’s Global Learning Office prepares students and faculty for life and work in the global society by hosting speakers on international topics via Global Issues Forums, equipping students with global competencies and skills through the N.C. Scholar of Global Distinction Program, and providing opportunities to broaden perspective and boost language skills with short-term, Faculty-Led Study Abroad.
Study Abroad programs vary each year by location, instructors, and courses. Destinations have included:
- language immersion in Peru, Germany, and France,
- business courses in China and Brazil,
- liberal arts in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom, and
- service projects in Brazil and Tanzania.
N.C. Scholars of Global Distinction is a unique partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. Community Colleges, which enables participating students to expand their intercultural awareness and to understand the global relevance of their college studies. Requirements include completing global courses, attending international events, and 30 hours of cultural immersion or study abroad. Central Piedmont offers numerous other internationally-focused activities, including international Service-Learning, global internships, and opportunities for community engagement. For more information, contact the Director of Global Learning at 704.330.6167 or visit the Global Learning website. The office is located on Central Campus, in the Overcash Building, Room 303.