Curriculum Integration

Curriculum integration is a national effort in study abroad to increase student access to degree-relevant study abroad experiences through partnerships with academic units on-campus. The widely accepted model and one used by NC State was created by the University of Minnesota.

Advising Resources by Discipline
NC State major or college-specific resources and mapping major course pre-approvals for study abroad have been and continue to be developed with NC State faculty to highlight the best-fit study abroad programs for students based on academic discipline as a result of this initiative.

What can you do?

  • Tell students how study abroad is important in relation to their academic discipline. How will it enhance their degree? How will it enhance their intended career?
  • Make sure study abroad resources are accessible to your students; contact us to request materials for academic offices across campus.
  • Pack Abroad Ambassadors are available to present information on study abroad opportunities to classes or student group meetings on campus throughout the year – invite a Pack Abroad Ambassador today! We will work to try to match the academic discipline to the relevant student group, wherever possible. Upon request, the Study Abroad Office and/or Pack Abroad Ambassadors can also table at departmental events to help promote department’s or college’s programs.
  • Help us to keep the major specific resources up to date. Suggestions for changes or additions should be directed to the Associate Director for Curriculum Integration.
  • Help us to create a major specific material and/or pre-approve additional major courses for your students. Connect us to the academic advising team or invite us to a faculty meeting for dialogue on integrating study abroad into the curriculum. Course pre-approvals will be added to the transfer credit database.
  • The Study Abroad Office is always looking for scholarship readers for the NC State study abroad scholarship.
  • As advisors and faculty know, students often struggle to afford study abroad. The Study Abroad Office receives designated money for study abroad scholarships or direct funding support for many college-based programs. We would be happy to partner with any academic unit to promote increased University giving for study abroad.

Julia Kisner Law
Associate Director for Curriculum Integration