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North Carolina State University – Creating Prosperity

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina’s state capital, NC State University has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges by The Princeton Review, and boasts excellence in STEM, agriculture and business fields.

About the Intensive English Program (IEP)

The IEP at NC State is unique in their specialized offerings of intermediate to advanced language instruction. Program Director Karin Sandler explained, “We want students to complete our program and progress to their academic programs quickly. We have a very specific focus to best serve our students’ needs.”

Academic success is the core focus of the IEP. Students are enrolled in up to 25 class hours per week (compared to 18 hours in other programs) and may access free academic coaching  (both one-on-one and in a small group format). A dedicated academic advisor monitors students’ progress during each semester, ensuring that each individual is meeting their goals and receiving the support they need.

These efforts contribute to NC State University’s remarkable success in Intensive English instruction. Students who complete the IEP are admitted to their major at NC State without additional TOEFL or IELTS testing. These students have excelled in their degree-seeking programs and experience considerable success upon graduation.

Life in North Carolina

As one of the fastest growing urban centers in America and nationally recognized as a city on the rise, Raleigh is a diverse community that offers opportunities in business and social life. Also noteworthy are the benefits of easy access to the mid-Atlantic coast in the east, the Appalachian Mountains to the west, and connections to other major cities.  

International Engagement

An award-winner in comprehensive internationalization, NC State consistently ranks first in the state for international student enrollment. The culturally rich student population includes nearly 4,000 international students from more than 119 countries around the globe. Students are supported by numerous programs that connect them with American students and the wider community.

The Global Training Education Certificate allows English-speaking international students to participate in one semester at NC State and earn a Certificate in US Culture and Higher Education.

For more information on all programs, please contact the Office of International Affairs at international-affairs@ncsu.edu.


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