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Studying abroad

Of all the international locations Tar Heels can visit as part of Carolina’s study abroad, the Galápagos Islands are one of the most unique.

A group of Tar Heels studying abroad in the Galápagos Islands this summer had the chance to hike up volcanic craters, snorkel in the ocean, fly drones over the landscape, join a beach cleanup and learn about the unique islands.

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