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Mission, Vision and Values

The Study Abroad Office is dedicated to creating opportunities inclusive of all NC State students to participate in transformative and high-impact credit-bearing experiences abroad.


NC State students of all identities and backgrounds are welcomed by the Study Abroad Office and are provided with a clear and manageable path to studying abroad. These students, across all colleges, view study abroad as an integral part of their NC State education and are better equipped graduates for success in an interconnected, rapidly changing world.


  • International exchange enriches our campus community 
  • All students should have access to study abroad opportunities
  • The health, safety and security of our students, faculty and staff abroad are our top priorities 
  • Collaborative and strategic partnerships, on and off-campus, are key to success
  • Study abroad experiences enhance cultural competence and global citizenship