Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! NC State students, who are not a major or minor in the Poole College of Management, are able to apply for a Poole summer study abroad program. All students applying to the program must meet the course pre-requisites as listed on the flyer. For students who are considering a business administration minor, a Poole summer study abroad program is a great way to complete between 6 and 9 credits toward the minor. For students who are looking to CODA into Poole, these programs are a way to take additional Poole courses.

All students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply for a Poole College of Management summer study abroad program. In addition, students must be in good academic and student conduct standing. Please see individual summer programs for specific requirements regarding course pre-requisites.

For all of the Poole programs except for Spain, there is not a language requirement as all classes are taught in English.

For students participating on the Spain program, FLS 102, 105 OR  110 must be completed before the start of the program.

The final application deadline for all NC State summer study abroad programs is February 15, 2018. However, admission into the programs is on a rolling basis and the Global Programs staff expects all of the Poole summer study abroad programs to sell out by the February deadline. Students are encouraged to apply early to secure their place in the program. Once an application is completed, students will be notified of the admission decision within two weeks.

Program costs include non-refundable application charge ($150), a commitment fee due after admission into the program ($1,000), tuition for all included courses, accommodations, in-country excursions and some meals. Airfare, passport/visa fees, textbooks and personal expenses (i.e. personal travel, souvenirs) are not included. Please visit the “Scholarships and Financing” page for more information.

Scholarships are available for summer study abroad program participants. Students must complete a separate application to be considered for NC State scholarships. Click here to apply. The scholarship application deadline is November 15, 2017 and students will be notified in January 2018. To learn more about the scholarship process, visit the Study Abroad Office’s website: Scholarship Information.

Students are responsible for booking and purchasing their own flight to and from the program. The Global Programs staff will provide the flight details and itinerary of the program faculty director to the students. All students are strongly encouraged to book the same flight as the professor.

All students MUST have a valid passport to go on the study abroad programs. The passport should be valid 6 months beyond the end of the program. For example, if a program ends on June 23, 2018, the students passport should be valid until as least December 2018. If you do not have a valid passport, you are HIGHLY encouraged to begin the process of getting one early as it normally takes a minimum of two months to receive it. You can obtain a passport right here on NC State’s campus. Please visit for more information.

All United States passport holders participating on the summer study abroad programs to Europe do not need a visa unless they plan on traveling after the program concludes. Students on the China program will need a visa to participate. The Global Programs staff will assist in this process once you are accepted into the program.

Students are able to travel on their own during the program when no classes, corporate visits, cultural events, or in-country excursions are scheduled. Friends and family are also able to visit you while abroad, but you should make sure that they understand you will be busy the majority of each day with required program activities. Absences from classes AND other program events will not be excused. Students are encouraged to stay after the program concludes to travel on their own or with friends and family. All students planning to travel before, during or after the program must submit their travel itinerary to Global Programs.

Poole Global Programs follows the same program cancellation policy as the NC State Study Abroad Office. Please review the policy here. Any questions should be directed to

Poole Global Programs follows the same withdraw and refund policy as the NC State Study Abroad Office. Please review the policy here. Any questions should be directed to