International + Distance Education Alliance (I+DEA)


The I+DEA office coordinates distance education and the internationalization initiative in the College of Education. All international programs are safe, affordable, accessible and have a strong impact on our students. We develop strategic partnerships all over the world to provide pre-service teachers the opportunity to complete a portion of their student-teaching semester abroad. For more information and application, please, visit Student Teaching Abroad page. 

Applications for Spring semester Study Abroad now open!

Deadline: October 15, 2014

If you are a CED student in teacher licensure or degree program at NC State and eligible to student teach, you have an amazing opportunity for student-teaching abroad in the Spring and Summer of 2015. Student-teaching abroad opens up new opportunities for teachers: you will have the chance to experience education from a different cultural perspective, start your path to develop skills to effectively teach English language learners, understand the role of culture in the design of lesson plans, and enhance your overall teaching skills in diverse environments.

If you are interested in a unique opportunity of student-teaching abroad, the office of International and Distance Education Alliances (I+DEA) invites you to one of the information sessions:


Monday 9/29, 4:00pm- 5:00pm, Poe Hall 410 

Tuesday 9/30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Poe Hall 410

Wednesday 10/01, Noon- 1:00pm, Poe Hall 410

Our goal is to provide both students and faculty with the tools and frameworks to make a study abroad program an eventful cultural experience that will impact students' cultural competency and their ability to thrive in global environment. Here is what we can do for you: 

For faculty (planning a study abroad program) For students
  • Educating about intercultural competence
  • Preparing for study abroad experience
  • Identifying activities to promote cultural competence
  • Enriched pre-departure course
  • Help with course design
  • Educating about necessary skills and attitudes
  • Templates for self-reflection
  • What it takes to be a successful teacher in a global classroom
  • Pre-departure activities
  • Models of intercultural competence
  • Post-arrival activities
  • Guest speakers 



  • Director, International + Distance Education Alliance (I+DEA)
  • Teaching Assistant Professor
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Program Manager
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Graduate Assistant

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