Special Programs

The IEP can create special, customized programs for organizations and government sponsors.

Courses for Visiting Scholars

The IEP offers special 10-week courses in conversation and writing for visiting scholars at NC State during the academic year.  Please note that there may be a small fee for these courses.

Universidad del Tolima (Ibague,Colombia)

The IEP created an on-site three-week program for faculty, postdocs, and undergraduates in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Zootecnics at the Universidad del Tolima in Ibague, Colombia.  The program was designed to strengthen the participants’ English skills in order to prepare them for publishing and presenting in English and took place in Summer 2019.

Proyecta 100,000

The IEP hosted two cohorts of Mexican students for four weeks in fall 2017 and summer 2016. Students took classes in the IEP and enjoyed fun and educational extracurricular activities. Proyecta 100,000 was a Mexican initiative whose goal was to have 100,000 Mexican citizens studying in the United States by 2018, thus strengthening the relationship between both countries.

Suzhou North America High School

Each year, the IEP welcomes students from Suzhou North America High School (SNA) for a two month custom designed program.  These students strengthen their English skills and prepare for the TOEFL iBT in their IEP classes.  At the end of the program, the students take an official TOEFL iBT exam.

KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP)

The IEP welcomed two cohorts of students in the KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP) for a special Foundation Year from 2014 to 2016. This Foundation Year was designed to help students improve their English and SAT scores, study STEM courses on a non-credit basis, learn about American culture and apply to universities. The KGSP Foundation Year was jointly administered by the IEP and the Global Training Initiative (GTI).

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP)

The IEP hosted students in the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) during fall 2014 and summer 2015.  Students took approximately 6 weeks of intensive English courses before beginning their academic programming at NC State in their chosen STEM field of study.

The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program is sponsored by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) and CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico) and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Pre-Masters Program (PMP)

The IEP partnered with the Global Education Institute (GEI) for their Pre-Master’s Program (PMP) from 2014-2016. The PMP was specifically designed to build the English language proficiency, academic research/writing skills, and cultural literacy required for success in graduate programs.

Creating Your Own Program

Please contact the Director for more information.  In order to provide better service, please let us know the following information 1) Length of stay  2) Purpose/objectives of program 3) Participants’ English proficiency levels 4) Need for housing  5) Approximate budget per participant

Please note that on-campus housing is only available for programs during the summer and will generally require at least 3-4 months lead time.