Global Programs Office

The Poole Global Programs Office is here to help you research study abroad programs, plan courses to take while abroad, and work through the application process. Make an appointment or drop-in to learn more about study abroad opportunities.

Spring 2020 Drop-In Hours

Monday 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Thursday 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Questions about Summer 2020?

Information Session

Wednesday, January 29

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Nelson Hall 2403


Poole College of Management Majors

Please follow the appropriate link to schedule an appointment. If you have questions regarding studying abroad in Summer 2020 or General Questions, please come to the drop-in hours listed above.


*This link is only for students needing to complete the “Individual Advising Appointment” requirement for the Fall 2020 or AY 2020-2021 study abroad application due on February 1, 2020.

When making an appointment, please make sure your Google Calendar is set for Eastern Standard Timezone (EST).  If you are having trouble finding a time to meet with the Global Programs staff, please email and you will hear back within one business day. 

Poole College of Management Minors & Non-Poole Students

The Office of Global Programs is not currently offering appointments for Poole minor & non-Poole students for the first few weeks of the semester. Please come to the drop-in hours listed above to have your questions answered. If you are looking to have the Course Approval Form completed, we can assist with this during drop-in hours.

Contact Information





Nelson Hall 2150

Director of Global Programs

Mr. Sandruck joined the Poole College of Management at NC State University in December 2010 as the first full-time Director of Global Programs. In this role, Rob has created a portfolio of international programs allowing students to pursue management education within a global context. In this role, he works with students to help them develop a broader worldview and an understanding of how this impacts their careers. Prior to joining the Poole College of Management, Rob worked at Duke University where he served as the Director the Executive MBA Programs. Rob has worked a variety of college and universities in student service, academic affairs, and international education. He has a Master of Education from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Economics from Towson University. Finally, he married to Dr. Audrey Jaeger, a professor at NC State and a proud father of two girls who both study French and share his passion for cooking and traveling the world.

Associate Director of Global Programs

Ellen Frost joined the Global Programs team in the Poole College of Management as a Graduate Assistant in August 2014. After completing her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from NC State in May 2016, she transitioned into the full time role of Assistant Director for the office. Ellen's primary responsibilities include advising Poole students interested in semester or year-long programs, managing the summer study abroad programs offered through Poole and overseeing the international exchange student experience. In addition, Ellen serves as the advisor for Global Corps, the student organization that serves as an extension of the office. Originally from Michigan, Ellen received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Ellen and her husband are now settled in downtown Raleigh and enjoy taking advantage of the area from bowling leagues to Durham Bulls baseball games, from tasty restaurants to beautiful parks.

Program Coordinator of Global Programs

Fara Amiri joined the Global Programs team in the Poole College of Management in September of 2019. Fara works with the IBDD program, advises SKEMA and international exchange students, manages our incoming summer programs and helps support the GLAM Program. Fara received her Bachelor's degree in both Journalism and Mass Communication and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned her Master's degree in International Education from Universidad de Alcalá in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, where she also taught English as a North American Language and Culture Assistant in two local schools. Most recently, she worked as an International Programs Coordinator for IES Abroad, a not-for-profit study abroad provider based in Chicago, Illinois. Fara loves to travel, read, listen to podcasts, watch soccer games and spend time with family and friends.

Graduate Assistant of Global Programs

Mariah Henderson joined the Global Programs team in the Poole College of Management in August of 2019. Mariah advises students interested in summer and semester programs offered by the office and serves as an advisor for Global Corps. Mariah received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lived in Spain working as a language and culture ambassador. After returning to the United States, she worked as a high school Spanish teacher for 9 years before coming to NC State to complete a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration. Mariah loves to travel and explore new cultures, reading a good book and spending time with her Australian Shepherd mix.

Graduate Assistant of Global Programs

Adrienne Shank joined the Global Programs team in June 2019 and advises students interested in studying abroad on summer and semester programs through the Poole College of Management. Adrienne also advises the International Business Club, which brings together U.S. and international students and allows them to share their interest in international business. Adrienne received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and taught high school Spanish for 6 years. Over the summers Adrienne led groups of students on language and culture programs to Costa Rica and eventually spent several months there teaching English. This teaching experience, coupled with her own great study abroad experience in Granada, Spain, led Adrienne to NC State to complete a Master of International Studies with a concentration in Higher Education Administration. Adrienne’s goal is to help students realize the benefits that completing a study abroad program can add to their personal and professional lives. When not on campus, you can find Adrienne planning her next travel adventure with her husband or trail running with her dog around the many lakes in North Carolina.