Future World Citizens
Graduates require more than just a degree to compete in today’s global marketplace. That’s why NC State offers all of its students the chance to study abroad, to pursue international programs or research, or to simply see the world through another’s eyes. Our commitment to high-impact education ensures students become active, informed, contributing citizens.
Full immersion in another culture heightens one’s cultural sensitivities and opens our minds to the complexity of the world.
Chancellor Randy Woodson
International Affairs and its units offer NC State’s domestic and international students a wealth of opportunities, events and activities to further their education and broaden their horizons — in and out of the classroom, on and off campus.
New to the United States?
NC State is home to nearly 5,000 international students from more than 120 different countries. The Office of International Services (OIS) — a branch of International Affairs — helps those students thrive at one of the best-value public universities in the nation. From immigration and visa queries to orientation and cultural immersion, OIS is the hub for NC State’s international community.
NC State’s dedicated Study Abroad Office empowers students to seek out new experiences and choose from hundreds of programs around the world.
College International Programs
Each college at NC State engages in unique international activities, offering global initiatives, course and opportunities to its students.
Global Perspectives Certificate
Maintained by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, the Global Perspectives Certificate drives students to pursue global interests both here and overseas.
Global Health Initiative
Through the initiative, NC State students gain high-impact, health-related learning experiences by working with local and international organizations that need their help.
The 3+X Accelerated Master’s Program is a partnership between NC State and three Chinese universities that allows students at those institutions to gain degree credits here.
Intensive English Program
The Intensive English Program prepares international students with a rapid grounding in English language and American culture prior to enrolling in NC State degree programs.