Graduate Global Educators

Students studying abroad in China

Global Educators work to educate themselves and the College community about the value of global experiences. They engage in global experiences both on-campus and abroad and create innovative programming highlighting their global encounters.  They work towards the following learning outcomes.

Educating the Self

  • Demonstrate knowledge of global engagement opportunities on campus
  • Summarize funding resources that support study abroad experiences

Engaging Locally

  • Create an action plan to explore different cultural perspectives
  • Reflect on how global-focused activities enhances their personal approach to education

Engaging Globally

  • Reflect on how their intercultural interactions abroad informs their personal and professional journeys
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with people from different cultures

Educating the College

  • Synthesize learning through the College of Education outreach presentation.
  • Describe the process of pursuing a study abroad experience at NC State

"“What I enjoyed most about this opportunity was getting to know professionals and students that have also studied and worked abroad.”"

- Samantha Sillaman
2020 Graduate Global Educator

2020 Global Educators

Corrie Dobis

New Literacies & Global Learning MEd

Arine Lowery

Social Studies Education PhD

Samantha Sillaman

Higher Education MEd

Rachel Lopes

Elementary Education MAT


Part I : Educating the Self 

Global Film Series (minimum of 2 times)

International Fellowships Research & Meeting with Advisor (minimum of 2 times)

Developing Cultural Competence Student Certificate Program – Spring Semester

Part II: Engaging Locally 

English Conversation Club (minimum of 2 times) or International Buddies Program

Interview a Study Abroad Returnee

Chat with a Former Fulbright Grantee or International Fellowships Grantee

Part III: Engaging Globally

Study Abroad (Summer 2020)

Blog Posts/Reflection

Social Media Posts/Marketing Efforts

Part IV: Educating the College

Create Global Grad Chats in the Grad Lounge (pair/trio & create monthly events)

Speak to prospective students at information sessions and tables at international events

Represent College of Education Global Programs at the Study Abroad Fair

Think and Do in 2: Global Storytelling Competition – IEM Event

Global Tea & Coffee – IEM Event

Create and execute a Signature event in CED for International Education Month


Application: 2021 Global Educators Application will be open starting mid September.  

Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 30th, 2020, 5:00pm EST

Decision Date: Late November 2020 

Funding and Hiring

*Payment is pending availability of funding and approval* 

Students are hired in two separate hire contracts and assessed taxes according to their individual situation.

For students planning to study abroad in Summer 2021

1st Hire Dates: Jan 2021 – Apr 2021 = $1000 divided into biweekly payments
2nd Hire Dates: Aug 2021 – Dec 2021 = $500 divided into biweekly payments

(Approximate Dates Subject to Change till the hire is processed)