All Textiles Majors

NC State Prague: Classic Summer

The Classic Summer Program is six-weeks long and students take at least two NC State courses. Students experience Czech culture through an excursion to Český Krumlov, in addition to local cultural events and activities.

Course Options:

  • FTM 491 –  Special Topics in Textile and Apparel Management: Fashion Photography (FTM elective)
  • COM 292 – Language, Communication, and Culture (Social Sciences, USD GEP)
  • E 102 – Engineering in the 21st Century (Interdisciplinary Perspectives GEP)
  • EDP 304 – Educational Psychology (Social Sciences GEP)
  • HI 209 – From Renaissance to Revolution: The Origins of Modern Europe (Humanities GEP)
  • NR/IDS 303 – Humans and the Environment (Interdisciplinary Perspectives GEP)
  • SOC 202 – Principles of Sociology (Social Sciences GEP)
  • PS 341 – European Politics (Social Sciences GEP)
  • PHI 221 – Contemporary Moral Issues (Humanities GEP)
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Italy: History and Italian Studies in Florence (Lorenzo de’ Medici)

The Florence Program is sponsored by the University Scholars Program and is carried out in cooperation with the Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) institute. Nestled in the fabled landscape of Tuscany, where art, architecture, food and history blend easily together in a romantic and sun-drenched city, Florence is a must for the adventurous student. Stroll along the banks of the Arno River, make your way through the shops nestled along the Ponte Vecchio bridge, spend an afternoon in the Boboli Gardens, drop in for a coffee or a snack at your favorite street-side cafe or enjoy multi-course Italian meals, and, of course, absorb the abundance of artistic wealth found throughout the city’s museums, palazzi, and churches as you walk the streets once wandered by Michelangelo, Boccaccio, Galileo, and the Medici. Field trips to Venice, Sorrento, Siena, Lucca, and Pisa are included.

Note: You do not need to be a part of the University Scholars Program to participate in this program.

Courses Options:

  • HI 410 – Italian Renaissance Civilization & Culture (Humanities GEP) *required
  • An optional three-credit course or a non-credit special interest course may be taken at no additional cost. Past course options have included:
    • Italian Cinema and Society (GEP)
    • Intro to Photography (GEP)
    • Drawing: Foundation and Intermediate (FTM/FTD elective)
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United Kingdom: British History and Shakespeare in Oxford

NC State’s oldest summer study abroad program is in Oxford, United Kingdom, and it is also undoubtedly one of its best. The Oxford Study Abroad program encapsulates everything you could expect from a month at one of the most prestigious Universities in the world – courses with amazing Oxford Dons, history around every corner, and a diverse crowd of great minds and unique characters to mingle with daily. The program brings together a diversity of students to live at an Oxford college and to study in a way which exemplifies the Oxford tradition of academic life, through British tutors and lectures from the University of Oxford. Over 760 students have participated in the Oxford program over the last 30 years.

Oxford lies between the Isis (Thames) and Cherwell Rivers; its name coming from an ancient site where oxen forded the river. A city and industrial center, it is best known as the seat of Oxford University, the oldest in England, celebrated for tradition, academic excellence, and beautiful architecture. Students are encouraged to take advantage of all the plays, places of architectural and historical interest, libraries, and museums.

The local area offers pubs where C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and John Wesley once gathered. The Oxford Theater Guild presents plays by Shakespeare in the garden of St. John’s College, beautifully using the natural outdoor backdrop during the summer nights of July;  and The Bodleian Library, possibly the finest of its kind in the world, is at Oxford.

Note: You do not need to be a part of the University Scholars Program to participate in this program.


  • ENG 209 – Introduction to Shakespeare (Humanities GEP)
  • HI 429 – British 20th Century History (Humanities GEP)
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