Franklin Scholar Expands STEM Focus with International Studies Degree
Recent NC State graduate Andrea Irving, a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, expanded the scope of her chemical engineering degree through a second major in international studies and minors in Chinese and Spanish.
Study Abroad Program Brings Smiles to Elementary School in Urubamba, Peru
Studying abroad is one of many amazing opportunities that students experience during their time at NC State if they so choose. One program that stands out is Study Abroad in Peru overseen by professors Kay Villa-Garcia and Leonardo (Leo) Villa-Garcia. In this program students spend six weeks improving their Spanish communication skills, immersing themselves in the culture, and, most important, taking part in a community service project at an elementary school in Urubamba, near Cuzco.
Study Abroad Inspires Global Pursuits
For NC State alumna Megan (McNulty) Le, study abroad was the catalyst for a global career and the lifelong pursuit of international experiences. As an Alexander Hamilton Scholar, Le studied Business Management and Latin American Studies while minoring in Spanish, earning her dual degrees from Poole College of Management and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2002. A study abroad program in Costa Rica during the summer of 2001 sparked a desire in her to do something different and expand her worldview.
Fulbright Winner Headed to Mexico
One of seven NC State students to earn a competitive Fulbright grant this year, Emma Cathell will spend 9-10 months teaching English to students at a school or university in Mexico. Cathell's role will also include serving as a cultural ambassador for the United States.
Postcards from Spain 10: ¡Hasta Luego!
What did you think it would be like when you got here? Did it meet your expectations? Did you think you were going to be eating food similar to Mexican food? Come on! Be honest! 🙂 Chorizo. Tortilla. Bocadillos. Pan! Do you miss “pan” yet? Don’t worry: you will!