Virtual Global Exchanges

Enhance your studies at NC State by enrolling in a virtual global exchange course with one of NC State's partner universities.


  • Acquire new global knowledge and enhance your cultural understanding.  Courses offered by partner institutions offer an opportunity to learn about the discipline from the lens of that host country. Faculty instructors and student peers will be from the host institution, with NC State participants as the visiting students.
  • A cost-effective way to gain international experience. There is no program cost for virtual global exchange! There is an admin fee at the time of application and standard University tuition rates apply, plus students can utilize financial aid.
  • Safety and Flexibility. Studying online means students do not have to consider any border restrictions or health concerns associated with travel. Plus, remote studies provide added flexibility, allowing participants to work around class schedules, other jobs, and family or personal obligations.


Participants enroll in courses at NC State and have the option to add an additional online course from an international partner institution. Students will receive transfer credit from the course completed. A course pre-approval form, done as a part of the application, will outline the NC State equivalent.


Virtual global exchange programs are offered as a part of NC State's exchange agreements with partner institutions. Participants pay standard NC State tuition for the semester, plus an admin fee, with no additional program costs