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Author: Ilin Misaras

Two men shaking hands.

Mar 21, 2022

NC State Expands Exchanges with Saudi Arabia

What started as a research collaboration between two computer science scholars nearly 10 years ago is now the foundation for a series of research and academic exchanges between NC State University and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Professor George Rouskas, director of graduate programs for NC State’s Department of Computer Science, has already co-authored… 

A group of Saudi Arabian high school students at the airport at RDU in Raleigh, NC.

Oct 21, 2021

Far From Home

Like many other recent high school graduates, Faisal Algedaani enjoys video games, anime and is a fan of Spiderman. Unlike many teens his age, he recently moved more than 6,700 miles from Saudi Arabia to Raleigh as part of a foundation year program hosted by NC State’s Intensive English Program (IEP) and Global Training Initiative (GTI).… 

Jun 16, 2021

Student Cultural Competence Program Expands Global Reach

The Global Training Initiative awarded 850 certificates to students who completed the Developing Cultural Competency program during this past academic year. The DCC student certificate has blossomed in the virtual environment, increasing both in overall enrollment numbers and global reach. More than 1,000 students from NC State and our partner overseas institutions enrolled in the DCC… 

MJB with OE award Zoom background

Apr 19, 2021

Michael Bustle receives Outstanding Extension Award

Michael Bustle, the Associate Vice Provost of Global Initiatives and Education and Director of the Global Training Initiative, is a 2020 recipient of the Outstanding Extension Award. Bustle’s work within the Office of Global Engagement has been to promote NC State and provide solutions to strategic partners across North Carolina and the world. He has helped… 

Teacher with students in Azerbaijan

Feb 16, 2021

Teaching Teachers Half A World Away

NC State graduate student Amanda Baker never met anyone from Azerbaijan before last month, but she now regularly logs into bi-weekly Zoom sessions with around 100 Azerbaijanis. Baker, a student in the Master of International Studies program, is working with the Global Training Initiative (GTI) on a new online professional development program for English as Foreign…