Whether it’s being a first-generation college student, overcoming language barriers or facing other challenges, many young people in the Latino and Hispanic community can find college a daunting prospect.

Prospective students already have plenty of questions. How do I apply? What resources are available to me? What will I major in? What’s life like on campus? Many of these questions require more than your typical college fair.

To meet this need, UNC Greensboro recently welcomed 110 Latino and Hispanic high-school students for the second annual CHANCE summer program, a five-day college immersion experience. The summer program exposed students to classroom experiences, leadership development, course registration, campus organizations, workshops, panel discussions and a college residence experience.

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Originally published July 26, 2018. Written by Victor Ayala. Photography by Martin W. Kane.