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LNC Global – International Study Program

Go Global NC (formerly Center for International Understanding) and Leadership North Carolina (LNC) are partnering to provide the inaugural LNC Global international study program for LNC alumni. LNC’s core program focuses on understanding North Carolina policy and programs in five areas: economic development, education, environment, government, and health and human services. LNC Global explores these issues on a global scale. Learning how other countries address these five focus areas and connecting with their counterparts around the world provides  LNC alumni with a powerful opportunity to better understand shared global challenges and opportunities.

Germany offers an ideal location for the first LNC Global trip to study issues related to improving economic and environmental sustainability, the challenges of immigration, and understanding the impact of governmental policy on national and global issues. During the trip the group will interface with companies with a North Carolina presence to deepen connections between Germany and North Carolina.

We invite our alumni to join us September 8-17, 2017.  Potential elements include:

  • Briefing at the US Embassy on US/German trade relations
  • Briefing at Germany Trade and Invest on German and advanced manufacturing
  • Meeting with a refugee resettlement organization
  • Presentation on Freiburg’s concept of sustainability
  • Guided tour of energy-efficient neighborhoods including Vauban and St. Peter
  • Site visit to BMW training facility in Munich
  • Panel discussions with experts in education, state/federal government, and healthcare
  • Group dinners, optional tours, and free time

The trip will begin in Berlin and conclude in Munich or vice versa depending on scheduling considerations.  Estimated cost is $5,500 without airfare and $7,000 including airfare for double occupancy. ($850 surcharge for single occupancy.)  Program fee includes hotels, group meals, and in-country transportation. More details on itinerary and cost will be available soon.

The LNC Global program is limited to 20 alumni. Please complete the online interest form to receive more information or contact Brian Etheridge to secure your reservation.


Leadership North Carolina is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that engages current and emerging leaders from across the state. Leadership North Carolina’s mission is to inform, develop, and engage committed leaders by broadening their understanding of and involvement in issues and opportunities facing the state. Go Global NC is an agency of the University of North Carolina system. Go Global NC believes that learning to navigate a changing world is essential to our progress. The organization empowers North Carolina with the skills, understanding, connections, and knowledge to succeed in a global community. Together, LNC and Go Global NC are poised to help LNC alumni gain a better understanding of North Carolina’s global engagement and connections with the world, enhancing their ability to develop and implement policy and programs for the benefit of all.