It’s never too early to start taking advantage of everything Honors Carolina has to offer. Before you even begin your college career, Honors Carolina sponsors two global programs for incoming first year students that provide a preview of the opportunities you’ll enjoy. Meet distinguished Carolina alumni and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to a variety of research, cultural, and historic sites.
Sawubona, South Africa
July 1 – July 10, 2023
Join us to travel to Cape Town with other incoming first year Honors Carolina students. We have had an internship program in Cape Town since 1999, soon after the collapse of apartheid. The program currently runs every fall term and is built around the ongoing work of building a multiracial democracy in South Africa. On this trip, we’ll explore the many ways Honors Carolina students contribute to that project, and we’ll delight in South Africa’s natural wonders.
Highlights from previous years include:
- A tour of the District Six, Slave Lodge , and Robben Island Museums
- Visits with Honors Carolina internship partners, including Abalimi Bezekhaya, an urban farm and economic development organization in Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s largest township, and the Pinotage Youth Development Academy, in Stellenbosch.
- Excursions to Aquila Game Reserve, Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain, and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
- An overnight stay at Kopanong Bed & Breakfast in Khayelitsha Township. Founder and social development entrepreneur Thope Lekau will be our host.
Program Fee: $1800 (does not include airfare)
July 15 – July 22, 2023
Join us to travel to London with other incoming first year Honors Carolina students. We’ll be based at Winston House, Honors Carolina’s European study center, located in the heart of London’s historic Bloomsbury district. During our week-long stay, we’ll meet with distinguished Honors Carolina alumni in a variety of fields, and we’ll get a taste of UNC’s wide-ranging global connections.
Highlights from recent years include:
- A private tour of the Parthenon Marbles at the British Museum, led by UNC alumnus and museum curator Sam Moorhead
- Lunch at Middle Temple with UNC alumnus and Queen’s Counsel Richard Wilmot-Smith
- An introduction to plant genomics at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
- A tour of modern London architecture with Roger Kallman, UNC alumnus and retired partner at Skidmore Owings Merrill, one of the world’s leading architectural firms
- An introduction to global finance at Bloomberg’s London headquarters
- A performance at Shakespeare’s Globe
- And an excursion to Bristol to visit with UNC alumna and Lord-Lieutenant Peaches Golding, the King’s highest-ranking civilian representative in the City and County of Bristol
Program Fee: $1900 (does not include airfare)