Building Global Success in North Carolina and Abroad

GTI offers both in-person and online programming as part of our efforts to protect the Pack. Thanks for your understanding, and visit NC State’s COVID-19 response site for the latest information and guidelines for participating in face-to-face activities or visiting our offices.

The Global Training Initiative at NC State University develops customized short-term education and training programs for students and professionals from across the globe by harnessing the resources available at the university. More than 10,000 participants have completed GTI programs in the last two decades. We are part of NC State’s Office of Global Engagement.

2021-2022 Year in Review

The 2021-22 marked an important turning point for the GTI because we were able to host our first in-person delegation on campus for the first time since the pandemic hit in early 2020.

Global Education and Training Programs

Our programs span all topics and time zones. We have developed and delivered training programs for academic, government, and corporate clients from around the globe. Some of our previous clients include the U.S State Department, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the World Health Organization.


Overseas students can take classes at NC State University in the fall semester and earn a certificate in US Culture and Higher Education while completing their course of study. Our unit also coordinates special programs for key overseas partners such as student success programs, academic preparatory programs, as well as semester-long courses and short-term enrichment programs.

NC State students can get involved and broaden their worldview by obtaining the Developing Cultural Competence (DCC) Student Certificate, becoming a DCC facilitator, or participating in other short-term exchanges.


The GTI delivers customized training programs for North Carolina organizations and groups of overseas professionals. Our programs apply the expertise of our faculty and industry leaders to an international context with a solution-driven focus. We offer global skills training for professionals who want to improve their intercultural effectiveness and capabilities, utilizing a wide range of technology and tools, including virtual reality.

We also offer professional development programs for educators in a variety of fields. Our global educator training programs are offered in both virtual and face-to-face formats.

Experienced Intercultural Educators

The GTI staff is proud to be part of the institution that won the 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization - Comprehensive Award. The GTI and its programs have also individually been recognized with the North Carolina Association of International Educator's Institutional Award, the Deborah S. Moore Outstanding Service Program, and other awards.

Our team brings together decades of intercultural experience. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about a specific program or initiative.

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