Each year, North Carolina State University (NC State) welcomes approximately 4,000 international students to its campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, a city consistently on the top ten lists of the best places to live and work in the United States.
And there’s no question why—NC State boasts a placement on The Princeton Review’s “Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges”, as well as accolades for multiple academic departments, including many in STEM. A staggering array of 600 student clubs and organizations gets students active and engaged, and at every turn, students participate in experiential learning, athletics, business ventures, and all the benefits of a bustling campus and city life.
The Intensive English Program (IEP) specializes in academic excellence to launch successful student careers. Language instruction is offered at intermediate, high-intermediate, and advanced proficiency levels; the IEP is the home for motivated students striving for a seamless transition to university programs in the US. In addition to language skills, the IEP provides targeted instruction in American culture with the assistance of specially trained student mentors who provide valuable tips and insights into life in the United States. Students leave the IEP equipped with both the academic and cultural skills essential for success.
IEP students are supported every step of the way in the program. They receive free one-on-one academic coaching for extra help with writing, reading, speaking, presentation skills, grammar, pronunciation, and more. In addition, a dedicated student advisor monitors students’ progress, ensuring that each individual is meeting their goals and receiving the support that they need.
NC State offers conditional admission through the Intensive English Program for well-qualified students who do not meet the university’s English language proficiency requirements. After successfully completing the IEP, conditionally-admitted students will be able to enter their academic program of study without taking an additional TOEFL or IELTS.
IEP students give rave reviews of their experiences at NC State. Students are able to attend a wide variety of fun activities ranging from paintball to kayaking – all for free or low cost. These activities are a great way for students to make friends with one another, practice the English they have learned, and better understand American culture.