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General Information & FAQs

General Information

Applications are reviewed by the Office of Global Programs in Poole as well as the specific faculty member for the program. All applications require an updated resume as well as a cover letter that addresses what you hope to gain from the experience and how it contributes to your academic and career goals. In addition, there is a short general information questionnaire to complete. The application requires a $75 non-refundable application fee. Students should expect the application to take no more than two hours to complete. Students can find the application to the specific program in the PackAbroad system or using the links provided above.

To be eligible for the programs, students must:

  • Be a current student in a Jenkins Graduate program
  • Not be on active disciplinary probation
  • Not be on academic integrity probation currently or during the prior semester

The study abroad programs cost includes the cost of course instruction. The program cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Financial aid is applicable. Visit the specific program pages to view a detailed budget.

Please Note: Faculty/Staff Tuition Waivers cannot apply to study abroad group programs. See Tuition Waiver Regulations for more information.

Scholarships are available through the University Study Abroad Office. To read more about the scholarships available and application deadlines, please visit the NC State Scholarships website.

The withdrawal policy for the study abroad programs managed by the Poole College of Management is as follows:

At the time of commitment to the study abroad program, students are responsible for a $1,000 deposit and this is non-refundable. The commitment deposit goes toward the total program cost.

The chart below indicates the student’s financial responsibility should they withdraw from the program.

Timeline of Student WithdrawalAmount of Program Cost Student is Financially Responsible to Pay
45 days to 90 days prior to program start date25% of total program cost or $1,000 (whichever is greater)
44 days to 15 days prior to program start date50% of total program cost
14 days to 1 day prior to program start date75% of total program cost
On or after the program start date100% of total program cost

*Once accepted to a program, students must confirm their commitment to go on the program through the PackAbroad online portal. Upon response through the portal, students are financially responsible for the non-refundable $1,000 commitment deposit.

Per University regulation 07.55.03, students have the right to file a refund application in the Student Accounts Section of the University Cashier’s Office.  The application must be substantiated by medical reasons, unexpected employment changes, death in the immediate family, or University error. The University will review the application and inform the student of the decision.

The finances of all summer study abroad programs offered through the Poole College of Management are managed by the Poole Global Programs Office. Any questions should be directed to


No. All courses are taught in English by NC State faculty members. It is beneficial to know a few words in the host language to get around town!

Students should work directly with their academic advisor to determine how the specific courses of each program count toward their degree requirements.

Due to the short and intensive nature of summer and short-term study abroad group programs, students should expect to have a full schedule of class, corporate visits, cultural excursions and coursework for the duration of the program. While there will be time for students to explore the city during the program, students are not permitted to travel outside of the host city during the program. Students are welcome to travel for personal reasons before or after the program.

Due to the short and intensive nature of summer and short-term study abroad group programs, and for risk management and liability purposes, visitors are not permitted to accompany a participant on the program. This includes staying in the accommodations arranged by the program. This allows the University to maintain the academic integrity of the program, and ensure the safety of the student participant cohort.

At this time, the COVID-19 vaccine is not required by NC State University to participate in study abroad programs. However, it is strongly encouraged that all participants be fully vaccinated in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and the US Department of State. In addition, many of the program locations require travelers to be fully vaccinated to enter the country.

Have additional questions?

The Office of Global Programs in the Poole College of Management will be happy to assist you! Please email and you will receive a response in 1-2 business days.