Group of NC State students, faculty, Borlaug Fellow, and Dean Linton smile together in a campus hallway

International Visitors

Our doors are open and we welcome all international visitors.

Welcome to NC State!

At NC State, we welcome visitors from all over the globe whether it is for the day, week, month or year!

To plan a short visit to meet with CALS faculty and tour research facilities, contact us at

Why NC State?

NC State University is the largest land grant university in the state and is a tier one research institution. The guiding principle behind conducting research at NC State is to solve grand challenges and create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity. CALS Research alone has a $130 million annual research expenditure.

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff have forged partnerships with government, industry, nonprofits, and academia to bridge the gap between academic disciplines and meeting real-life challenges.

NC State has a global footprint in the form of over 130 international partnerships, over 4,800 international students, and 600 international scholars.