Visitors Policy

Visitors of participants and general community members are not permitted to participate in NC State study abroad programs. Participation in a study abroad program and its associated benefits (accommodations, meals, transportation, excursions, events, insurance, etc.) are limited to students enrolled in the program.

  • NC State Faculty-Led Summer and Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

    Due to the short and intensive nature of summer and short-term study abroad programs, and for risk management and liability purposes, visitors are not permitted to accompany a participant on the program. This allows the University to maintain the academic integrity of the program, and ensure the safety of the student participant cohort.

    NC State University faculty or staff must have a formal role with the program either as a program director, instructor, or program support staff.

  • Semester or Full Year Study Abroad Programs

    Visitors may hinder the student’s immersion in the host culture, thus students are discouraged from having visitors while classes are in session. Students may host visitors at the conclusion of their program or during university breaks.

  • Overnight Guests in Program Accommodations (All Programs)

    Most residence halls of host universities, homestays, and housing arranged by program providers have strict regulations prohibiting overnight guests in student rooms. Program participants may not allow visitors to stay overnight in their assigned rooms during participation in a study abroad program without the express permission from the program host or host family.

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