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Study Abroad

Experience Design Around the World

In today’s design practice, global awareness is critical, and because of this, the College of Design requires our undergraduate students to spend a semester abroad. International study challenges a designer to envision a wider range of design options and gain insight into biases and preconceptions that hamper the creative process. The international experience requirement is intended to build needed global awareness with regard to the practice of their design discipline, expose students to a diversity of cultures and environments, and develop their ability to observe, perceive, and reflect on design as an expression of both environment and culture.

The College of Design sponsors several design-related study abroad programs.

In addition, NC State University offers a number of Study Abroad programs around the world that offer courses which can fulfill curriculum requirements.

Get an overview of relevant Study Abroad Programs for students in Design majors