Nov 17, 2015
Where There’s A Will … Nontraditional Student Studies Abroad
Thomasina Williams is a nontraditional student who is willing to step outside the familiar. A social work major, wife and mother of two, she's the first member of her family to attend college. And this summer, she packed her bags and traveled to Italy, where she learned Italian and studied the history and culture of land far from home. She says she's a changed person, and glad for it. Read the Q & A.
Oct 2, 2015
Opening the door for underrepresented students to study abroad
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is launching a pilot program aimed at encouraging underrepresented student groups to study abroad. Through information sessions and Travel Scholar grants, the college hopes to show students how study abroad can augment their education and expose any misconceptions that may be holding them back.
Sep 10, 2015
Student of the Month: Hayden Russell
Hayden Russell is a graduating senior majoring in English and minoring in Classical Studies. A University Scholar, he has two ongoing research projects and an editorial internship, has studied abroad in the UK, and is a member of the Skateboarding and Game Design clubs. Hayden intends to continue his education in digital rhetoric and game studies at the graduate level.
Apr 14, 2015
Gaining Confidence While Studying Down Under
Spending six months studying in Australia challenged Kianna Freitag to navigate a new environment on her own, increased her awareness of other cultures, and gave her an enormous sense of accomplishment. She wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
Feb 3, 2015
Studying Abroad Feeds Future Doctor’s Goals
Laila Knio (Psychology, French ’17) plans to become a physician. She's also committed to global concerns. So when she studied abroad, she filmed a documentary in war-torn Lebanon to highlight "extraordinary people who have helped others despite religious or ethnic differences."
Dec 12, 2014
Semester in Spain Challenges, Inspires Undergrad
Senior Megan Hornbeck (Communication Media and Spanish Languages and Literatures) says studying abroad in Spain enhanced her cultural awareness, challenged her to navigate a new environment and shaped her goals.
Nov 24, 2014
Seeking Global Strategic Partners: Travels to Uganda
NC State seeks out strategic partners around the globe. That quest took Dean Jeff Braden to Uganda recently, where he led a university delegation to explore the potential for partnerships between Makarere University, the Kingdom of Buganda, The Aids Support Organization (TASO), and the Maamma Watali Project. His goal was to assess the resources, capabilities and needs there in order to advise NC State's Office of International Affairs on whether or how to proceed in developing these international partnerships.
Sep 29, 2014
Study Abroad Combines Passion for Writing and the Environment
Rebecca Nagy, a senior majoring in English (Language, Writing and Rhetoric) with a minor in Environmental Sciences, studied abroad in Namibia to explore her interests in both writing and conservation. She hiked to the top of sand dunes in the world's oldest desert, kayaked alongside cape fur seals and dolphins, and sat ten feet from a herd of desert elephants.
Sep 5, 2014
September Student of the Month
Alex Hyler is a senior pre-dental student majoring in Spanish Languages and Literatures. She has interned and volunteered in several dental offices and clinics, including one in Bolivia. She studied abroad in Spain, is a Fall 2014 teaching assistant, and founded the NC State Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fundraiser in 2013-14.
Jul 28, 2014
A Passage From India: Lessons From An International Student’s Journey
In a column for the Chronicle of Higher Education, CHASS alumna Rajika Bhandari (Ph.D., Psychology '98) remembers her transformative experience of coming to study in the United States. As deputy vice president for research and evaluation at the Institute of International Education, Bhandari also knows just how powerful global higher education is for students today.