Affiliate and non-NC State Programs

If you find that none of the NC State programs fit your particular needs, there are countless additional non-NC State programs available through affiliate and other providers. The Study Abroad Office will help facilitate these opportunities, too!

Deadlines for non-NC State programs can vary greatly; therefore, we recommend taking note of the deadlines for programs of interest to you, and completing the PackAbroad application at least two weeks before the deadline for the application through your program’s provider.

NC State students may study abroad through:

  • Any program sponsored by a U.S. accredited institution
  • Any program sponsored by an accredited third-party provider or affiliate partner (listed below)
  • Direct enrollment at an accredited institution overseas

Students going on non-NC State programs will complete TWO applications. One for NC State and one to the affiliate or non-NC State program provider/institution.

You can find the appropriate affiliate or non-NC State application on PackAbroad.

Yes, in order to earn credit for non-NC State programs, undergraduates must receive the equivalent of a C- or better. Graduate students must receive the equivalent to a B or better. As part of the application, you will fill out a course pre-approval form to determine how courses will fit into your degree audit.

When participating on an affiliate or non-NC State program, no tuition is owed to NC State, rather students pay tuition and fees directly to the program sponsor/institution.

Yes, financial aid and scholarships can be used to fund your non-NC State study abroad as long as you are taking a full-load of credits that count towards your degree. For students participating on non-NC State programs, financial aid will be disbursed directly to the student.

We can sign your forms AFTER your application in PackAbroad has been accepted. Keep in mind that applications take AT LEAST two weeks to be processed. To get the forms signed, email your advisor (if you know who that is) or

You are not required to meet with an advisor if you are going on a non-NC State program. If you would like to meet with someone there a few options:

  • If you already know which program you are interested in:
    • Open the appropriate non-NC State application in PackAbroad. In the learning content section you will find a link to make an appointment.
  • If you do not know which program you would like to go on yet: