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GTI Highlights: Zach Milburn

Meet a former ICLP participant who's also a Haitian chicken coop owner, entrepreneur, and more.

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GTI program participants contribute more than $12 million

Students coming through GTI-administered programs have paid millions of dollars in tuition and student fees over the years.

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GTI Highlights: Nathalie Plundrich

Nathalie Plundrich first came to NC State University as an undergraduate intern from Germany through the GTI's International Student Intern Program.

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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.

Student Programs
Student Programs

Professional Training ProgramsProfessional Training Programs

The GTI provides short-term study and internship 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, 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.

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.

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

Faculty InvolvementFaculty Involvement

Community InvolvementCommunity Involvement

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

  • Bring overseas students for research or internships at NC State under the direction of a faculty member
  • 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

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.