Getting Involved Globally

There are many ways to be involved globally while on campus at NC State! The Study Abroad Office is always looking for help at our main events like the Study Abroad Fair, Pre-Departure Orientations and New Student Orientations. We hope students will watch for calls for volunteers. Below is a list of a number of other organizations and programs where you can continue your international education.

Pack Abroad Ambassadors: Is a new student organization for any study abroad returnees. This is a great opportunity for study abroad returnees to connect with others who have studied abroad and who would like to share their experience to other NC State Students about their experience. Members of Pack Abroad Ambassadors give presentations, table at colleges and information sessions, create and plan events, and do so much more. All students who have studied abroad are encouraged to become members!

Cultural Exchange Network (CENet): CENet (formally the International Cultural Leadership Project, ICLP) connects NC State students to international students from the SKEMA Business School in France as well as students from GTI partner schools in Brazil, China, and Taiwan. NC State student volunteers play an important and fun role in helping new and visiting international students integrate into the Wolfpack community.

Global Perspectives Certificate: The GPC program helps students continue their international engagement back on campus, in the local community, and in their studies. The GPC is a great way to highlight international involvement to future employers and to provide guided reflection on how international engagement can continue after a study abroad experience.

International Friendship Program:  Be matched with an international student for the year for the purpose of a cross-cultural friendship. Get together once a month for coffee or a movie, and maintain regular contact throughout the year. Application and orientation are required.

English Conversation Club: American student volunteers are needed to help international students practice English and learn American slang and idioms. No need to sign up – just come! The group meets weekly.

Global Village:  Residents from across the world come to reside at the Global Village. Students who live in the Global Village are interested in living and interacting with people from different backgrounds, experiences, countries and viewpoints. The community’s focus is one of global awareness, understanding and experience. The Global Village has two unique locations on Central Campus: Alexander Hall and Carroll Hall.

North Carolina Reentry Conference: Go Beyond Abroad: designed to bring study abroad students together to share benefits and common challenges from study abroad. We hope to see many NC State students there!

  • Sharing your study abroad story
  • intercultural communication
  • culture shock
  • job search, interviews and resumes
  • international work and opportunities
  • working in international education