It’s Winter Welcome Week, and the Office of Global Engagement would like to welcome our new and returning Wolfpack community to campus for another semester of opportunities to get involved in global experiences on campus and abroad.
This past year, our international students and faculty, exchange students, Intensive English Program students, and SKEMA Business School students created diverse and enriching classrooms and community. New initiatives by the Study Abroad Office led to a record-breaking year for students served, underrepresented participation in study abroad, and scholarships awarded.
We sent over 1,600 students to study abroad to over 60 different countries, with over 20 percent of undergraduate students studying abroad before graduation, and we now host over 4,000 international students on our campus who contribute to research, teaching, and global perspectives.
Our campus internationalization will be a major focus for this year to benefit our students, faculty and the local community. To ensure that everyone at NC State has the chance to broaden their horizons through high-impact international experiences, activities, and research, the Office of Global Engagement is your campus resource for global connections. This semester, we have planned many activities for global learning at home.
Whether it’s attending a Global Film Series screening, signing up for the Global Perspectives Certificate, participating in cross-cultural programs, or connecting with international students through the Cultural Exchange Network, there are many opportunities for students to get involved in global activities this semester. To stay connected with our office about upcoming events:
- Follow us on social media
- Find an event on our calendar
- Learn about all of our international programs
This spring, the University Global Partnership Network will convene at NC State to promote academic exchange and new research collaboration through relationships among the network’s researchers. We will also be hosting our annual Global Engagement Exposition to celebrate achievements in international education and research at NC State. We encourage faculty and staff to get involved in both of these experiences. To stay up-to-date on internationalization activities and connect with fellow faculty:
- Join a Regional Engagement Team
- Fill out your profile in the Global Partner Database
- Learn about international funding opportunities
In addition to welcoming new and returning students this semester, the Office of Global Engagement is also welcoming our newest staff member and the director of the NC State European Center in Prague, Kimberly Strozewski. In her role, Strozewski will be responsible for creating a new framework for the center to support the growing number of students, faculty, and staff who utilize the space.
We are excited to welcome everyone to a new semester!
Please contact our office if you have any questions about upcoming global initiatives or events.