Student Events

IEP students have access to many events, both on-campus and off. IEP events are led by current NC State students and are a great way to meet new friends and practice English in a relaxed and informal environment.

Event Details

Events are led by student mentors, current NC State students, and cost little to nothing for IEP students. A majority of the events are completely free and and include transportation to the event site. 

Students who participate in these events get to know Raleigh, become comfortable in their new environment, and experience American culture! Some of our previous events have included day trips to the North Carolina coast, amusement parks, sporting events, shopping and museums in the Raleigh area.

Recent Events

 North Carolina is known for its wonderful beaches. Students spent the day on the beautiful Kure Beach. They had an opportunity to explore the beach, play games, as well as take a dip in the ocean.
Lake Johnson is a convenient 10 minute drive from main campus. Students were able to choose between kayaking and peddle boating for a fun filled afternoon on the water.
The IEP spent a full day of fun at Carowinds Amusement Park. Students rode numerous thrilling rides that included drops, twists, and turns.
There is no better local mall to visit than the Streets at Southpoint. With over 150 different stores, students that go find everything that they need for every season. 
College sports are very popular in the United States. IEP students are able to see NC State’s men’s soccer team as they faced off against another college and rival.
The North Carolina State fair is an extraordinary event that has been happening since 1853. IEP students enjoyed various types of food like giant turkey legs, funnel cakes, as well as every food imaginable deep-fried! They were able to ride numerous rides, play games to win fun prizes, and watch agricultural competitions.  
Downtown Raleigh has a several wonderful museums to explore. The Museum of Natural Science is the oldest established museum in North Carolina and the largest of its kind in the Southeast.
Many students in the IEP enjoy playing League of Legends. So every semester the IEP hosts a tournament so that students can relax, take a break from school work, enjoy some lunch, and prove their skills.

IEP Completion Ceremony

At the end of every term the IEP holds an end of semester ceremony for students, staff, faculty, as well as for employees from other departments that support the IEP. It is a celebration of everyone’s accomplishments and is a time to relax, share memories, and enjoy each other’s company. It always includes food, awards, gifts, and lots of fun!