Custom Topics

The GTI develops customized training on various topics by utilizing NC State faculty and industry leaders for cohorts of students from key overseas partner institutions.


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We combine the theoretical and the practical to create the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. NC State has 12 colleges that represent all major academic disciplines, and the GTI draws upon those resources to develop unforgettable academic and cultural immersion experiences for students from all over the world. Our custom academic programs typically include:

  • Courses taught by NC State faculty
  • Site visits and networking opportunities with Research Triangle Park companies and leaders
  • American culture courses and workshops
  • Networking and social activities with NC State students
  • Tours of Washington, D.C. or other nearby major cities


We have offered a variety of subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Global Business Certificate
  • Global Leadership Through Service
  • Global Food Security
  • Cross-cultural Compentencies
  • U.S. Textile Industry
  • Technology Transfer in BioSciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics: Applications for Research
  • Technical Writing Certificate
  • Preparing for Graduate School in the U.S.
  • English Language & American Culture
  • U.S. Elections Process


These are some of the educational institutions we have worked with on custom programs.

  • Beijing Forestry University
  • Central University of Finance and Economics
  • Donghua University
  • Fulbright Scholars Program
  • Nagoya University
  • Nanjing Normal University
  • NC State Caldwell Fellows
  • South China Normal University
  • Xiamen University
  • Zhejiang University
  • UNITEC Honduras