Study Abroad has seen significant growth in students served, programs offered, and scholarships awarded. We celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2020 and are excited to share our 40th Anniversary report and 2019-20 Year in Review.
Number of NC State Students who studied abroad in 2018-19
The number of NC State students studying abroad in 2018-19 increased 6.25% from 2017-18, and nearly 24% from 2016-17. Study Abroad has grown considerably in the past 10 years and now approximately 22% of NC State undergraduate students study abroad.
Growth in Underrepresented Students Participating in Study Abroad
Since 2011-2012, the number of underrepresented students who participate in study abroad, including racial/ethnic minority students has increased 75%. Study Abroad now offers on-site, walk-in advising at Campus Community Centers, including Multicultural Student Affairs, GLBT Center, and the Veterans Center.
NC State Study Abroad is a Commitment Partner of the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative, committing to increase study abroad participation among underserved students, and overall, by 50%. NC State has been formally recognized by IIE as having surpassed its goals and receiving the Generation Study Abroad Seal of Excellence.
The Study Abroad Office was honored with the 2019 Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards for our work in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Number of NC State Group Programs
Students can choose from over 60 programs led by NC State faculty and staff. Students benefit from additional on-site support before and during the program. In 2018-19, Study Abroad offered over 60 STEM courses on our group programs to increase opportunities for STEM students.
Created New Scholarships, Including Scholarships for Underrepresented Students
Study Abroad awarded more than $579,000 in 18-19 and the average scholarship award increased from $1,400 to $1,700 per student. Since 2011-12, Study Abroad has awarded approximately 2.8 million dollars in scholarships to over 1,630 students while adding 20 new awards from colleges and private donors.