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UNC-CH and Duke University Area Studies Teacher Advisory Council

The UNC-CH and Duke University Area Studies Teacher Advisory Council is a board of up to 14 educators that helps evaluate and support the direction of the area studies centers’ K-12 outreach. Representing a diversity of grade levels and disciplines, advisory council members provide valuable feedback on programs and resources, guide the planning of future opportunities for teachers, and advocate on behalf of UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University area studies programs during their two-year term.

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World View

World View, a public service program at UNC, equips K-12 and community college educators with global knowledge, best practices, and resources to prepare students to live in an interconnected and diverse world. World View organizes professional development opportunities including seminars and symposiums, workshops, online courses, on-site sessions, and study visits abroad. During these programs, participants immerse themselves with global knowledge and skills in order to integrate global education in all areas of the curriculum.

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Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society

The Consortium offers travel grants for NC educators to attend the annual fall meeting of SERMEISS (dates change slightly each year, but always in mid-October at the Valle Crucis Conference Center, Banner Elk, NC). If you are interested in attending, please submit the application form by September 20 of the desired year.

• Open to secondary education and community college instructors in North Carolina
• The deadline for applications is September 20 of the desired year
• Please submit your resume or CV along with the completed application
• The applicant must intend on teaching in the consecutive school year
• All awards are a fixed $200, intended as a stipend for travel costs and registration, etc.
• Grant funds are awarded as reimbursements to teachers


Middle East Outreach Council

MEOC is a national network of educators dedicated to disseminating apolitical and nonpartisan information, resources and activities furthering understanding about the Middle East, including the Arab world, Israel, Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan. MEOC organizes annual trainings and manages the Middle East Book Award. The Consortium is an institutional member.

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