International Engagement


At NC State, opportunities such as study abroad, internships, service-learning, and undergraduate research expand and enhances a student’s education.  Students who leverage such opportunities tend to achieve higher grades, stay in school longer, and become more marketable in their job placement. NC State’s student engagement programs are often an early step to a student’s lifetime success.

Engaging in these opportunities, allow students to become members of a globalized, multicultural community.  Learning about other cultures and meeting interesting individuals from around the world expands upon traditional learning.  This prepares NC State students for an increasingly globalized workplace.  NC State provides a rich array of opportunities for students to develop a global perspective and gain cross-cultural skills while receiving a truly international education.  Some of the many prospects for NC State students are described below:

Start Your Adventure

The Wilson College of Textiles encourages all students to have an international experience during your time at NC State.  Wilson College can assist in planning your adventure.  A wide variety of opportunities exist for study abroad, international internships, and individual exploration. While students may attend any accredited institution, consider opportunities specific towards Textiles students.

The opportunities are endless!


Study Abroad for Textiles

Learn more about textiles-specific programs


Semester Programs

Australia: RMIT University

Australia: University of the Sunshine Coast

Australia: University of Adelaide

China: Donghua University Fashion Institute

Czech Republic: NC State European Center in Prague

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Italy: Lorenzo de Medici (LdM)

Italy: Accademia Italiana

United Kingdom: UAL London College of Fashion

United Kingdom: University of Leeds

United Kingdom: University of Manchester

Short Term Programs

The Donghua University Fashion Institute (Summer)
Expand understanding of the breadth of the textile, apparel and soft goods industries while understanding the interrelationships among key components such as design, and international aspects.

Germany: Accounting, Finance, & the EU (Summer)
Explore one of the world’s most prominent economies and explore its role within European and global contexts.

Follow the steps below to begin planning for your international experience.

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss whether studying or interning abroad would be best for your academic major and career path. Think about the timing, summer versus a semester, and how you can stay on track for your anticipated graduation date.
  2. Visit the NCSU Study Abroad website to browse program opportunities using search criteria such as location, semester, course subjects, and language spoken. If you’re considering an international internship, login to ePACK and click the “Going Global” button on the left side of the page.
  3. If you intend to study abroad for a semester, you must attend one of the general advising sessions offered by the Study Abroad Office.
  4. Once you have a general idea of where and when you would like to go, review the Wilson College of Textiles Study Abroad Transfer Database to see a list of previously approved courses from your intended institution. Any courses that are not listed in the database will need to be submitted for review and approval. Use this form to submit Textiles courses for review. If you are requesting review for courses that are not Textiles courses, you will need to reach out to the department of record for them to review the course(s).
  5. Create a list of planned courses by pre-filling a course approval form.
  6. Submit your course approval form to Bri Hart or in person (2413 Textiles) for review, approval signatures, and final submission.

Study Abroad Scholarships

The deadline to apply for Spring 2020 Study Abroad scholarships is September 15. Applicants only need to complete one application to be considered for all travel awards and study abroad scholarships, including scholarships offered by Wilson College. Visit the NC State Study Abroad scholarships resources page to learn more.

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