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Sebastian Castillo in Peru

Below are details and helpful links about research scholars and short-term visiting scholars, student interns, study abroad for faculty, and traveling abroad. For more information, visit the Office of International Services.

Research Scholars and Short-Term Visiting Scholars

Research Scholars and Professors

Research scholars engage temporarily in research, observation, consultation, or in some cases, teaching during their stay. Professors focus on teaching but also may engage in research, observation, and consultation. The duration of stay for research scholars and professors ranges between three weeks and five years (there is no extension beyond five years).

Requirements

  • Research scholars and professors must have a bachelor’s degree that matches their corresponding research.
  • The scholar must provide proof of sufficient funding for the duration of their stay ($1,500 per month, $800 per month for a spouse, and $500 per month for an accompanying child). This funding can come from personal funds, a third party, or NC State. Health insurance is mandatory for both the scholar and their dependents. The scholar’s faculty supervisor at NC State will assess his or her English language skills, and they must be sufficient to interact with other English speakers and conduct research at an American university. All scholars are eligible for temporary HR appointment within the department.

Short-Term Visiting Scholars

Short-term visiting scholars must have a bachelor’s degree that matches their corresponding research. The scholar must provide proof of sufficient funding for the duration of their stay ($1,500 per month, $800 per month for a spouse, and $500 per month for an accompanying child). This funding can come from personal funds, a third party, or NC State. Health insurance is mandatory for both the principal and dependents. English language skills will be assessed by the scholar’s faculty supervisor at NC State and must be sufficient to interact with other English speakers and conduct research at an American university. All scholars are eligible for temporary HR appointment within the department.

Information

Student Interns

The purpose of internships is to gain exposure to American technologies, methodologies, and techniques in addition to expanding upon the student’s existing knowledge and skills. The duration of student internships at NC State can last between two and 12 months. The internship must fulfill educational objectives for the individual’s current degree program at their home institution.

Traveling Abroad

  • Visas – Find out if your country of destination requires a visa
  • Vaccinations and medications – Visit the travel clinic on campus for information about vaccines, medications, and other recommendations prior to traveling
  • Insurance – Enroll in the HTH Worldwide insurance policy (required for students participating in NC State Study Abroad Programs)
  • Passports – Get a passport
  • Smart traveler enrollment program – U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad can enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate