You want to see the world and we're ready to show it to you. We’re not ashamed to say we’re a little bit obsessed with study abroad, which means providing you with a mind-bending, life-changing, opinion-altering study abroad experience is at the heart of what we do. IES Abroad offers programs throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and South America.
High-Quality Academics and Internships
Academic Excellence. Rigorous and engaging, IES Abroad programs feature superior faculty and staff.
Internships. Service Learning & Field Study. Valuable career-enhancing opportunities help students experience the local culture and build an international résumé.
Scholarship. All NC State participants in IES semester/year programs are guaranteed a $1,500 scholarship and additional merit scholarships are offered by IES.
Local University Enrollment. Some of the most prestigious universities in the world welcome IES Abroad students to their campuses.
Field Trips & Cultural Activities. Integral to every IES Abroad program, unique and exciting field trips explore important cultural and historical sites. Events with guest lecturers and other activities occur throughout the semester.
Instructions for Applying to a Non-NC State Program (Please carefully read the 3 steps)
1. Submit application materials to the non-NC State program provider. This could involve going to the provider's website and submitting an application online and paying an application fee to the program provider. Programs vary, and you will need to contact individual program sponsors for specifics.
2. Additionally, in order to remain enrolled at NC State during your time abroad, you must complete this Non-NC State program IES Abroad application by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page.
As part of this application, you will download and print the Course Approval Form. You will take this form, and a printout of course descriptions for all courses that you might want to take while abroad, to your Academic Advisor and also to the designated advisor in your major college(s) for approval for transfer of the classes you plan to take abroad towards NC State course requirements. Course descriptions should be obtained from the program sponsor.
Students going on non-NC State semester programs are required to attend the pre-departure orientation, and students going on non-NC State summer programs are strongly encouraged to attend orientation. You will complete similar financial aid information as students going on NC State programs. Students going on non-NC State programs are eligible to apply for scholarships from the Study Abroad Office.
All transcripts for non-NC State Programs should be sent to the Study Abroad Office at:
3. You should now have an application on file with your program provider and an application on file with the NC State Study Abroad Office. Please complete the NC State study abroad application by the deadline.
NCSU Study Abroad Office
315 University College Commons
Campus Box 7344
Raleigh, NC 27695
1.800.995.2300 or 1.312.944.1750