Give Back Projects

Continue the Journey

Time spent studying abroad is only the beginning of the process. Phillips Ambassadors are expected to share their experience and extend its impact through a collective or individual give back component. 

Upon accepting the Phillips Ambassadors scholarship, students agree to give back to the Carolina community and to their hometowns through a variety of outreach opportunities designed to share their experience in Asia with others.

Students have found a variety of ways to give back including: 

  • leading a tour and discussion of Asian art at the Ackland Art Museum
  • hosting a 2 hour radio show on WXYC focusing on Asian music interspersed with stories from time abroad as a Phillips Ambassador
  • organizing outreach presentations about their study abroad experience at their hometown high school
  • coordinating a photo exhibit on the UNC campus
  • writing an article for their hometown newspaper or a campus publication
  • participating in UNC Pearl Hacks, a female coding conference designed to promote women in computer science
  • presenting hands-on techniques for Traditional Chinese Medicine to high school students
  • inviting a guest speaker to campus to discuss a topic of interest and relevance to their study abroad experience
  • giving a group presentation on interning in Asia to Kenan-Flagler Business School students

Individual or collective projects are accepted. Projects are developed by students, but must be approved by the Phillips Ambassadors program to meet the give back requirement.

Students are also required to participate in one study abroad fair (held each September and January) or other similar event as part of their commitment to the program.