Building Global Success in North Carolina and Abroad
The university has reduced operations and limited the number of students, faculty, and staff on campus. The GTI remains open, but our programming has been moved online or postponed through the end of the summer. Thanks for your understanding, and visit NC State’s COVID-19 response site for the latest information.
The Global Training Initiative at NC State University develops customized short-term education and training opportunities for students and professionals from across the globe by harnessing the resources available at the university. More than 6,500 participants have completed GTI programs in the last decade. We are part of NC State’s Office of Global Engagement.
What We Do
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 accelerated master’s degree programs, foundation year programs, student success programs, as well as semester-long courses and short-term programs.
NC State students can get involved and broaden their worldview by obtaining the Developing Cultural Competence Student Certificate, joining the Cultural Exchange Network (
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.
Who We Are
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.