Pre-Arrival Information

Welcome to NC State University! This booklet will provide you with some important information to help you prepare for your stay at NC State. Please contact us if you have further questions after reading this material. We recommend that you print off a copy of this booklet and bring it with you to NC State as it contains helpful phone numbers and tips that will assist you along your way.

The Office of International Services (OIS) provides many services for the University’s international students, scholars, and their families including advice on immigration related matters, orientation programs, and English and cross-cultural programs for students, scholars and spouses. Such programs include: Breaking Bread, Culture Corps, ISSERV Volunteer Program, English Conversation Club and Spouse programs. 

We look forward to meeting you upon your arrival!

International Graduate Student Virtual Assistant

OIS is excited to introduce another tool designed especially for new international graduate students! The Virtual Assistant is an interactive online tool that includes important information to help prepare you for life in Raleigh both before and after you arrive. It contains great videos and other resources for your use.
To make the guide easy to navigate, it’s divided into sections that will be made available over the course of a few months. Each section ends with an online quiz where you can earn virtual badges that will enter your name into prize raffles at orientation.
To access the International Graduate Virtual Assistant:
1. Go to the NC State Wolfware site and log in with your Unity ID and password.
2. Click on the “Projects” tab under “My WolfWare” and select “International Graduate Student Virtual Assistant Spring 2017.”
3. The system may require you to log in again with your Unity ID and password.
4. Now you’re in! Keep checking back to access new sections as they’re added.

View the  Pre-Arrival Guides for International GRADUATE Students

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Download the Spring 2017 Pre-Arrival Guide for International Graduate Students

View the Pre-Arrival Guides for International UNDERGRADUATE Students

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Download the Spring 2017 Pre-Arrival Guide for International Undergraduate Students