Welcome to the Global Training Initiative

The Global Training Initiative (GTI) at NC State University's vision is positioning our state as a global hub of education, business, and culture. Our mission is connecting campus resources with community needs for global success in North Carolina.

The GTI 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 International Affairs.

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Student Programs

The GTI provides short-term study opportunities for international students who have completed at least two years of college or university and scholars.

The GTI also partners with universities and programs in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America to bring their students to NC State.

Current NC State students can help new and visiting international students integrate into the Wolfpack community.

NOTE: The J-1 Student Intern program will be adminstered by NC State's Office of International Services starting from July 1. Please refer to their website for more information about the program.

Professional Training

GTI provides specialized training programs to meet the needs of businesses and organizations competing in the global economy. Drawing on the expertise of our world-class faculty, administrators, and industry partners, our programs provide content specific training in more than 100 fields.

The GTI is an officially recognized training center with the Chinese government's State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.

Faculty Partners

The following is a short list of ways faculty can get involved in GTI programs:

  • Provide a training session and network with participants in our professional training programs
  • Teach a section of the GTI 401 class to international undergraduate and graduate students
  • Utilize the GTI to provide planning and logistical support for international grant programs

The GTI also partners with other campus units and departments on international grant programs.

Community Partners

Hundreds of international students and professionals come to NC State University through GTI programs each year. We are always looking for community volunteers who are interested in connecting with these visitors.