About us:

Launched in Spring 2015, globe’s wing, UNCW’s study abroad online magazine, serves as a platform for any and all interested in international education. In today’s world, an international experience is an integral part of any college experience. The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers education abroad opportunities where students can choose from more han 500 credit-bearing programs in over 50 countries. Check out our website for more information http://www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/

globe’s wing is managed by UNCW’s Office of International Programs.

Founding Editors: Olivia Cunningham and Veronica Lupinacci

Current Editors: Pernille Smith Larsen and Hannah Shelby Payne


WHAT: We seek articles,personal essays, listicles, poems, and photos for globe’s wing. If you have study abroad experience, we invite you to share your travel knowledge, experiences, and enthusiasm with other students.

WHO: We invite any students or faculty that have participated in any study UNCW study abroad program to contribute. This website is a place for students and faculty to share travel stories, advice, and photos with each other. We primarily publish the work of UNCW students and faculty but we welcome alumni and other professionals with study abroad experience to submit.

WHEN: We are open for submissions during Fall and Spring semesters and will not accept submissions during Winter break and Summer Break.

All articles will be read and selected by the editor. If your article requires editing you will need to approve those edits before it will be published. We would like for articles to be accompanied by 1-3 relevant pictures highlighting that location. Articles may vary in length but should be at least 250 words (excepting poetry), polished, and well-organized. Please only submit articles on topics/places with which you have personal and significant experience.

These do not have to be academic or formal. We would like articles about topics that are meaningful to you and that may be helpful or enjoyable to student travelers. Possible topics may include:

Expectations vs Reality
10 Reasons to study in (Location)
10 Things to pack for (Location)
Study Abroad Family
Holidays/Events/Festivals abroad
Discovering your heritage
Travel advice general/specific
Spotlight location articles
Tips on budget traveling or tips on saving to fund your trip
Dos and Don’ts
My story in (location)

Please refrain from extensive negativity and offensive language.

Please send submissions to Global Liaison Pernille Smith Larsen: psl5517@uncw.edu Include your article in a Word attachment and a brief bio in the body of your email (Bio can be very brief if you like – just name and major or it can include any titles, jobs, programs, other places you have traveled/studied/lived, favorite quote about travel, etc.) Write “Globeswing Submission” as the subject.

Thank you, students and faculty, and we look forward to reading about your experiences!


globe’s wing editors


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