Travel opens your eyes

“I am so excited to help launch Global Takeoff: Puerto Rico and introduce my home, my culture and my history to these students. Travel opens your eyes and your mind to so many opportunities, ideas and perspectives that you just can’t get in any other way, and I can’t wait to see its impact.”

Alumna Maribel Carrion created the Global Takeoff: Puerto Rico program—offered by the UNC Center for Global Initiatives—to encourage students who are generally underrepresented in traditional study abroad programs to take that first critical step in a lifelong journey of global engagement.

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This is story number 91 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

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