Brazilian students sweep NC State student engagement awards
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Welcome to the Global Training Initiative
The Global Training Initiative (GTI) at North Carolina State University enhances international partnerships among NC State students and faculty, businesses in North Carolina, and people around the world through numerous short-term international programs. The GTI also provides custom training solutions or partners with NC State units or North Carolina businesses on international grants and short-term professional training programs. We serve international students (at either the undergraduate or graduate level), current NC State students, NC State faculty and working professionals. The GTI is part of NC State's Office of International Affairs.
The GTI partners with universities and programs in Asia, Europe, and South America to bring their students to NC State. The GTI also provides short-term study and internship opportunities for international students who have completed at least two years of college or university and scholars.
For students who are currently studying at NC State, the GTI also runs the International Cultural Leadership Project (ICLP) to connect NC State students to international students from the SKEMA Business School in France as well as students from GTI partner schools in Brazil, China, and Taiwan. NC State student participants play an important and fun role in helping new and visiting international students integrate into the Wolfpack community.
Professional Training Programs
GTI provides specialized training programs to meet the needs of businesses and organizations to compete in the global economy. Drawing on the faculty of NC State University, government visionaries, and industry experts our programs provide content specific training in over 100 fields.
The GTI coordinates the BARDA-sponsored influenza vaccine manufacturing training program with the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) at NC State University. BTEC provides training for selected employees of global influenza vaccine manufacturers. Funding for this program comes from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).
NC State Faculty Resources
NC State faculty members who are looking for information about how the GTI can help them bring a student to NC State to study, intern, or conduct research can visit the faculty page in "Resources." The following is a short list of ways faculty can get involved in GTI programs:
Bring overseas students/participants currently between degrees/professionals to do research or internships at NC State under the direction of an NC State faculty member for 2-12 months.
Provide a training session and network with participants in our professional training programs
Teach a section of the GTI 401 class to international undegraduate and graduate students
Utilize the GTI to provide planning and logistical support for international grant programs