International Studies

Aug 2, 2018

Social Innovator Leigh-Kathryn Bonner

Alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner (International Studies, '15) is the founder of Bee Downtown, a company that partners with businesses to help save honey bee populations. Hear how she started her business at NC State and the boost she got from our Wolfpack across campus.

Jun 6, 2018  |  NC State Giving News

A Diplomatic Life

A study abroad experience, supported by a scholarship, helped shape international studies major Kensley Cox’s post-NC State plans to work in human resources.

May 1, 2018  |  NC State Entrepreneurship News

Alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner Selected as One of Inc’s 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs

The buzz continues to surround NC State alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner (International Studies '15) and her Bee Downtown company. Bonner, 25, was recently selected as one of Inc.’s 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs under 30.

Feb 22, 2018

Contest Winner Named: Side By Side With the Dean

Sophomore Taylor Hayden, a double major in international studies and Arabic, has won the honor of serving side by side with Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jeff Braden on March 21, 2018.

Jan 31, 2018

Student of the Month: Olivia Zalecki

Meet Olivia Zalecki, a junior double majoring in Chinese and International Politics and our student of the month. She is a Caldwell Fellow, founder and president of Adopted Students Union at NC State, and has studied abroad in China and England. She aspires to work in government in the area of international relations.

Dec 21, 2017  |  NC State Alumni Association

Alumna Maggie Kane Has Found Her ‘Place at the Table’

Alumna Maggie Kane (International Studies '13) is opening Raleigh's first pay-what-you-can cafe.

Jul 13, 2017

Recent Alum Soumya Nadabar Begins Fulbright Assistantship in India

Recent alumna Soumya Nadabar (International Studies and Economics '16) discusses her Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in India and her plans for the future.

May 10, 2017  |  The Bitter Southerner

The Queen Bee of Downtown Durham

They belong to Bee Downtown, an urban beekeeping startup founded in 2015 by Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, right after she graduated from North Carolina State University.

Mar 22, 2017

At the WHO, Alum Aims to Remove Barriers Across the Globe

After discovering a passion for international relations, diplomacy and development at NC State, alumna Lianne Gonsalves entered the real world looking for a way to put it all together. And she has. Working as a technical officer at the World Health Organization, Gonsalves studies how to better connect young people with information and services related to their sexual and reproductive health.

Feb 1, 2017  |  Entrepreneurship Initiative

Alumna’s Bee Downtown Goes to Ghana

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is bringing her "beesness" to Ghana to empower women and promote sustainability.