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Frequently Asked Questions – Summer

Due to continued safety concerns related to COVID-19, in-country summer programs will not run during Summer 2021. Summer 2022 programs will officially be announced by August 2021 but will be similar, if not the same, as the program outlined below.

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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 by the start of the program. For students who are considering a business administration or business entrepreneurship 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 before applying through the CODA process.

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.

There is not a language requirement for any of the summer study abroad programs offered through Poole as all classes are taught in English by NC State faculty.

The final application deadline for all NC State summer study abroad programs is February 15, 2020. 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 in about two weeks after submission.

Program costs include a non-refundable commitment fee due after admission into the program ($1,000), tuition for all included courses, accommodations, in-country excursions and some meals. The Study Abroad Office Administration Fee, 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, 2019 and students will be notified in January 2020. To learn more about the scholarship process, visit the Study Abroad Office’s website: Scholarship Information.

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

The $1,000 deposit paid at the time of commitment to the study abroad program 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
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

Many of the summer study abroad programs for the Poole College of Management have pre-requisite courses. You can review the pre-requisites for a specific program by visiting that program’s page and scrolling to the “Pre-requisite” section. Students must successfully complete all pre-requisite courses before the start of the program. If you are taking the pre-requisites for a program in Spring 2020 and do not pass the pre-requisite courses, your participation in the study abroad program may be jeopardized and you would be held financially responsible if you are no longer able to participate.

Please note that students are able to apply for a summer study abroad program before completing the pre-requisite course as long as they enroll in it and pass the course before the start of the study abroad program.

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. Students should not book a flight for the program until they receive specific instructions from the Global Programs staff.

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 20, 2020, the students passport should be valid until as least December 2020. 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 strongly advised not to visit student participants during the program as the students 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.

Should a program cancellation become necessary for health and safety reasons prior to student departure, every effort will be made to refund recoverable costs to participants. 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

Please complete the Global Programs Interest Form to receive periodic updates about study abroad.