Facts and Figures

2017-18 was yet another record-breaking year for the Study Abroad Office with more students served, more programs, and more scholarships awarded than ever before.

1567 students

Number of NC State Students who Studied Abroad in 2017-18

The number of students studying abroad in 2017-18 increased approximately 15% over 2016-17. Study Abroad has experienced the highest 2-year growth on record and approximately 22% of NC State undergraduate students now study abroad.

129% increase

Growth in Underrepresented Students Participating in Study Abroad

Since 2014, the number of underrepresented students who participate in study abroad, including first-generation and racial/ethnic minority students has increased 129%. Study Abroad now offers on-site, walk-in advising at Campus Community Centers, including Multicultural Student Affairs, GLBT Center, and the Veterans Center.

70+ Programs

Number of NC State Group Programs

Students can choose from over 70 programs led by NC State faculty and staff. Students benefit from additional on-site support before and during the program. In 2017-18, Study Abroad added 38 STEM courses to our Group Program offerings to increase opportunities for STEM students.

20 new scholarships

Created New Scholarships, Including Scholarships for Underrepresented Students

Study Abroad more than tripled scholarship funding, including 13 new sources of funding. The average scholarship award increased from $1,400 to $1,700 per student. Since 2011-12, Study Abroad has awarded nearly 2 million dollars in scholarships to over 1,333 students.