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Monica Meza in a classroom in Prague.

Aug 26, 2022

My Student Experience: Monica Meza ’22MED Studies Abroad as NC State European Center in Prague’s First Graduate Intern

Monica Meza was not able to study abroad as an undergraduate student, but this summer she had an opportunity to serve as the Prague European Center's first graduate student intern. There, she also conducted research into the experience of first-generation students studying abroad. 

Passport to Success

May 5, 2022

Passport to Success Scholars Honored at Culminating Ceremony

The NC State College of Education's Passport to Success scholars were honored for their accomplishments at the program's culminating ceremony last week 

Apr 11, 2022

My Student Experience: Brandon Hawkins ’21 Gained Global Perspective Through Study Abroad Experience in South Korea

Since he was 13, Brendon Hawkins wanted to study abroad. While the pandemic forced him to delay his dream, last summer he was finally able to make it happen and travel to South Korea. 

Elizabeth Vanegas

Jan 20, 2022

Science Education Student Elizabeth Vanegas ’22 Gains Global Perspective Through Study Abroad Experience in Prague

After repeated attempts, Elizabeth Vanegas, a senior science education major and Goodnight Scholar, was finally able to travel to Prague and fulfill her dream of studying abroad. 

Apr 21, 2021

Passport to Success Celebration Highlights Impact Scholars Will Make in Classroom

NC State College of Education Passport to Success scholars must complete activities that fall into four separate categories — global knowledge, cross-cultural skills, community engagement and professional development. At the program’s culminating celebration, eight undergraduate students presented on the work they have accomplished over the past few years. 

Lauren Fels

Oct 2, 2020

Lauren Fels ’22: ‘My Program Offered Many Volunteer Programs Such as Teaching English to Elementary, High School or Adults, Volunteering with Service Projects Around the City and Giving Tours of Florence’

Lauren Fels '22, who is pursuing a degree in elementary education with an English as a second language add-on licensure, spent last fall in Florence, Italy as part of the NC State in Italy: Semester at Lorenzo de' Medici Institute study abroad program. She shares her experience and what she learned as a future educator. 

Hiller Spires, Ph.D., answers the question "How is Education Different Around the World?"

Jul 27, 2020

Ask the Expert: How is Education Different Around the World? Teaching Philosophies Differ But ‘We All Want What is Best for Our Students,’ Says Friday Institute Executive Director Hiller Spires

Throughout her career, Friday Institute Executive Director and College of Education Associate Dean Hiller Spires, Ph.D., has developed Project-Based Inquiry Global, led the New Literacies and Global Learning program and collaborated with educators across the globe. She uses this experience to share how education is different around the world. 

Malcolm Smith

May 6, 2020

Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Graduating Student Malcolm Smith ‘20: ‘Over the Past Four Years, My Experience Within the College of Education Has Been a Journey of Working with Genuine People’

Malcolm Smith ‘20, a technology, engineering, and design education graduating student, credits his study abroad trip to Australia and his experience in the NC State College of Education for making him the man and professional he has become. 

Belk Center posdoctoral scholar Melissa Whatley

Feb 6, 2020

Paper Co-authored by Belk Center Postdoctoral Scholar Melissa Whatley Explores Inclusivity in Study Abroad Opportunities at Community Colleges

Does the open access mission of community colleges extend to their study abroad opportunities? A paper co-authored by Belk Center Postdoctoral Scholar Melissa Whatley, Ph.D., explores the policies and practices that promote and hinder exclusivity in study abroad courses. 

Briana Barrett

Jan 29, 2020

Briana Barrett: ‘I Feel More Prepared for My Future Career Because I Have a Stronger Perspective of How Counseling and Mental Health is Viewed Outside of the United States’

Brianna Barrett, who is earning a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, spent some time during the summer as part of NC State's Exploring Culture and Education study abroad program in China. She shares her experience and how it prepared her more for her future career.