Latino Initiative – Law Enforcement 2017
Officers from Mecklenburg and Union Counties traveled to Mexico in September 2016 for the first Latino Initiative program focused on law enforcement. The 24 officers from all ranks traveled with the goal of better understanding the Hispanic and Latino communities they...
Global Teachers – Germany 2017
Twenty-eight teachers representing 17 counties across North Carolina traveled to Germany with Go Global NC in June 2017 for a leadership development program designed to help them bring the world to their classrooms. By visiting universities, public schools, cities,...
Global Teachers – South Africa 2016
North Carolina teachers representing 14 counties traveled to South Africa with Go Global NC in June of 2016 for a leadership development program designed to help them bring the world to their classrooms. The group visited schools, communities, game preserves and areas...
Global Leaders – Singapore and Tokyo 2016
Expanding economic ties with Asian partners Singapore and Tokyo was the focus of the 2016 Global Leaders program. Twenty-two North Carolina policy, business, and education leaders met the people and programs behind robust science and technology sectors. The hands-on...
Latino Initiative – Farm Bureau 2016
Members of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Board of Directors traveled to Mexico in February 2016, led by staff members of Go Global NC (formerly the Center for International Understanding). In what several participants termed a “remarkable” experience, the week-long...
Learning from Japan
NC policy leaders are struck by the focus of Japanese elementary schools on the development of character and on instilling a belief in hard work.
Learning from the Netherlands
The Dutch focus on giving young people marketable skills that will enable them to find meaningful jobs as adults contains lessons for those seeking ways to keep students engaged in their high school years.
Learning from South Korea
North Carolina education leaders observe the role of parents in South Korea and their willingness to sacrifice for their children’s education — a testimony to the impact parents can make. Learning from South Korea
Learning from England
A look at the impact of a decade of parental choice and school accountability experimentation in England. Learning from England
Learning from China
NC education policy leaders learn from China: “There is clarity of focus when a nation has a vision for education.” Learning from China
Learning from Ireland
A 2009 look at the contributions education made to the phenomenal economic turnaround experienced by Ireland. Learning from Ireland
Learning from Singapore
Singapore, a country less than 50 years old, shows us the importance of vision and planning that integrates nation building, economic development, and education. Learning from Singapore