Summer Academic Program

The Summer Academic Program is a comprehensive 4-week program to help students prepare for graduate study in the United States. The GTI and select academic departments at NC State have brought together a team of dynamic and engaging NC State faculty to teach summer sessions of courses at a graduate level.

Program Highlights

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Students enjoying the Outer Banks of North Carolina
  • Short academic courses (subjects include statistics, design, textiles, US culture and higher education, etc.)
  • Lectures and panel discussions with faculty and staff on how to apply for graduate schools in America
  • A weekend North Carolina beach trip
  • A three-day educational tour of Washington D.C.
  • Educational field trips (baseball game, tour of government offices, college campus tours)

Application Process

Applications for the various Summer Academic Programs are handled differently. Read more about each program and its application process below.

Program Details

More information about each specific Summer Academic Program can be found below:

College of Textiles SAP GTI's SAP SAP: Mathematics

Understanding the Textile and Apparel Industry in the U.S.

The College of Textiles offers a Summer Academic Program that deepens a student's understanding of the textile and apparel industry in the U.S. and includes site visits to companies in addition to cultural visits, and weekend trips.

Students will take courses on the U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry as well as American culture. They will also be introduced to the graduate programs offered in the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management.

Download the program flyer for details on the dates and the cost of the program.

>> Email Shiqin Xu for more information about how to apply.

Graduate School Preparation

Students who participate in this program will take courses with N.C. State faculty that are geared towards preparing them for graduate school at a U.S. university. The 4-week program also includes local cultural visits and weekend trips to the beach and Washington D.C.

>> Applications for this program are administered through the GTI's partner institutions.


Students who participate in this program will take MA325 Topics in Applied Mathematics: Introduces students with multi-variable calculus to five different areas of applied mathematics. These areas will be three or four one-week modules, which lead to higher level courses in the application areas. Topics will vary, and examples of modules are heat and mass transfer, biology and population, probability and finance, acoustic models, cryptography, dimensional analysis, as well as others.

>> Applications for this program are administered through the GTI's partner institutions.