Global Virtual Exchange for International Students

NC State Global Virtual Exchange is available to students from select NC State exchange partner institutions, including Universidad San Francisco de Quito and limited spots from NEOMA Business School. Through this program, students enroll in courses at their home institution and have the option to add an additional online course from NC State. The objective is to create an immersive, online classroom experience that allows both domestic and international students to acquire new global knowledge and skills.


Students participating in the virtual exchange will have the opportunity to enroll in 1 virtual course at NC State for 3 credit hours. The online course may include live virtual sessions and self-paced learning activities. When registering for courses, students should keep the US Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) zone in mind. Courses are offered in English. Students can choose from the curated list of options below. Enrollment is subject to course availability.

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Students may participate in this program when nominated by their home institution. Exchange students will pay tuition and fees to their home institution and not NC State.

Nomination & Application

Eligibility Requirements

Deadlines & Nominations

Application Overview

  • After the Study Abroad Office has received all nominations, the Incoming Exchange Coordinator will open an online application for each student. Students will receive an email with important instructions and login information.
  • The application for the virtual exchange should only take students a few moments and will involve providing the information needed to create a student profile at NC State and enroll in top course selection.

Course Options

Students can choose from the following course options. Enrollment is subject to course availability.

FieldCourse NumberCourse TitleDescription
STEM and the EnvironmentARE 345Global Agribusiness ManagementGlobal trade is the largest growth area in American agribusiness, and knowledge of international agribusiness markets is one of the primary qualifications desired from college graduates entering the workforce. This course provides detailed knowledge of the six major regions for agribusiness trade worldwide, to prepare students to understand, speak intelligently about, and capitalize on opportunities for NC and US agribusiness products in the global marketplace. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to local markets and incidental expenses for meals representative of the six major regions connected with class assignments.
STEM and the EnvironmentENT 201Insects and PeopleAn introduction to the fascinating world of insects and how they interact with people. Included is a brief survey of insect history, diversity, structure and function, and behavior. This is followed by examples of beneficial and harmful insects in a variety of human activities including some sampling of the profound impacts insects have had on history, society and culture.
STEM and the EnvironmentES 150Water and the EnvironmentThis interdisciplinary course focuses on the essential role of water in supporting all life on earth, and the expected impacts of rapidly changing water resources. Aspects of water issues will include physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, and social sciences. Case studies outline the importance of water in the global context and in specific settings, including North Carolina. The course will help prepare students for living in a rapidly changing world.
STEM and the EnvironmentES 200Climate and SustainabilityThis course explores the relationships between humans and the environment with interdisciplinary content. Focus is on past impacts of climate change on human activities and future prospects. Course content is based on lectures with students also responsible for developing and presenting seminars.
STEM and the EnvironmentNTR 495Federal Nutrition Programs in the United StatesIn this course, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the major federal nutrition programs in the United States, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC), the USDA Child Nutrition Programs, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Students will explore each program’s history, key legislation, and current rules and regulations. Students will also examine program impact and identify opportunities to improve policies, programming, and public health outcomes. Course content will be delivered in a variety of ways, including online lectures, readings, videos, online activities, and guest lectures.
STEM and the EnvironmentNTR 495Child & Adolescent Nutrition"In this course, students will gain an in-depth understanding of human nutritional needs during early and middle childhood and adolescence. Students will consider how child development affects nutrition and eating behaviors, explore common nutrition concerns that emerge throughout childhood, and evaluate interventions and policies to improve child and adolescent nutrition. The course also includes an introduction to special topics such as food allergies, disordered eating, child obesity, and vegetarian diets. Assessments are designed to evaluate students’ mastery of content knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills.
*No formal course pre-requisite, but a basic understanding of human nutrition would be useful."
STEM and the EnvironmentSTS 323World Population and Food ProspectsExamination of the dynamics of population size and food needs, production, distribution and utilization. Consequences of inadequate nutrition and food choices, efforts to increase the compatibility of effective food production systems and alternate crops and cropping systems examined.
HumanitiesENG 248Survey of African-American LiteratureAfrican-American writing and its relationships to American culture and history. Covers such writers as Wheatley, Douglass, Chesnutt, Dunbar, DuBois, Hughes, Hurston, Wright, and Morrison.
HumanitiesCOM 112Interpersonal CommunicationInterpersonal communication competence: self-concept, language and culture, self-disclosure, active listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, and conflict management.
HumanitiesHI 345American Popular CulturePopular culture as reflection of as well as contributor to American historical trends. Changes in forms of entertainment [music, books, popular art, theater, film, television, etc.], from the artisanal culture of the late 18th century through the rise of 19th- and early 20th-century commercial culture to the evolution of mass media culture in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
HumanitiesHI 253Early American HistoryThemes in early American history with an emphasis on diversity in the U.S.; focus on colonial clash and mix of cultures, generation of an American consciousness, federalism and democracy in national politics, expansion and immigration, and racial and sectional division.
HumanitiesHI 254Modern American HistoryMajor themes in modern American history with an emphasis on diversity in the United States; focuses on aspects of race/ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religious and/or age identities as it considers the impacts of industrialization and economic modernization; impact of war on American domestic and foreign policy; continuity and change in American institutions and values; problem solving in a pluralistic society.
HumanitiesIS 200Intro to International StudiesIntroductory analysis of the diverse processes of globalization, and an interdisciplinary survey of the social, political, economic, and cultural patterns reflected in the interrelations between various regions of the world. Emphasis on the historical and cultural contexts of debates in current global issues. A foundation course for students preparing an International Studies major or minor.
Social SciencesANT 325Andean South AmericaThe societies, cultures, politics, economics and ecology of the Andean countries of South America [Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia]. Special attention is paid to the development of pre-Columbian Andean societies.
Social SciencesPS 201American Politics and GovernmentAnalysis of American political institutions and processes, including the constitution, political culture, campaigns and elections, political parties, interest groups, the media, the president, congress, the federal courts, and public policy. Discussion of contemporary and controversial issues in American politics. Emphasis on placing current issues in comparative and historical perspective where relevant.
Social SciencesPS 236Issues in Global PoliticsSelected problems facing the world community, related political issues, and international responses to them, including international trade, economic development, wars, arms control, terrorism, ethnic conflict, human rights, status of women, population growth, food security, and environmental degradation.
Social SciencesSOC 203Current Social ProblemsExamination of social problems linked to structures of economic, political, gender and racial inequality; including poverty, disease, racism, sexism, unemployment, psychological distress, educational failure, environmental destruction and violence. Possible solutions viewed from a variety of perspectives. Includes core sociological concepts, methods and theories.
Social SciencesSOC 204Sociology of the FamilyContemporary American family structures and processes and their development. Focus on socialization, mate selection, marital adjustment and dissolution. Includes core sociological concepts, methods, theories.
Poole College of ManagementBUS 462Marketing ResearchThe use, collection, organization and analysis of information pertinent to marketing decisions. Use of qualitative and quantitative data in the solution of specific marketing problems.
Poole College of ManagementBUS 467Product and Brand ManagementProvides an in-depth understanding of marketing planning and implementation involved in product and brand management. The course places emphasis on developing specific marketing strategies to support the creation and launch of new products and to successfully manage existing products and brands.
Poole College of ManagementBUS 476Decision Modeling and AnalysisStructured framework and process for modeling and analyzing business decisions. Business decisions are frequently made difficult by the presence of uncertainty and complex interactions among key drivers of the decision. In today's global environment the stakes of bad outcomes may be too high to justify learning by experience. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this course covers the essential tools and techniques to improve your skills, such as: decision trees, influence diagrams, spreadsheet-based decision modeling, Monte Carlo simulation, demand forecasting, and methods to obtain and model decision-relevant data from subject matter experts in an unbiased manner.
Poole College of ManagementMIE 410Business Opportunity AnalysisIssues and management processes related to the identification of new business opportunities with emphasis on commercializing new technologies. Students will analyze and develop individual plans for commercialization of a new technology or other innovation. New venture formation is the primary focus, but the processes and skills students develop are relevant to new product introductions by existing firms.
Poole College of ManagementMIE 434Human Resources Compensation SystemCompensation philosophy, strategy, and policy. Earnings, individual and group incentive plans, voluntary and mandated benefits. Legal, regulatory, economic, and strategic issues affecting compensation and benefits. Strategies for developing the structure and level of compensation to enhance organizational performance.
Poole College of ManagementMIE 437Human Resources AnalyticsThis course is an introduction to common analytical approaches used in human resource management. Various methods and analyses are helpful for HR professionals to evaluate questions and issues. Students in this course will learn statistical techniques that are often used to interpret organizational situations and information decision making. At the end of the course, students will be able to [a] develop and test research questions relevant for the organizational context; [b] critically evaluate quantitative information and illustrations you encounter; [c] communicate your understanding of statistics to others; and [d] perform common statistical analysis in Microsoft Excel, SAS, and/or R.