U.S. Culture and Cooperative Education (GTC)


Intensive one or two semester study abroad program designed for international students to further their overseas academic program, increase understanding of American culture and improve English language skills.

Contact Information

The North Carolina Global Training Initiative (GTI)
Michael Bustle
Campus Box 7573, NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7573
Phone: 919-515-2961
Fax: 919-515-1402
Website: http://www.ncsu.edu/gti



  • GTI 401 Introduction to U.S. Culture & Education (3 credit hours)
  • Other specific courses (3 to 6 credit hours) may be required or recommended with the departmental advisor provided the total number of hours meet or exceed at least half-time status (minimum 6 hours).
  • A half-time cooperative education placement and internship is required for the certificate program. (COP 101 or 501)

The certificate student will consult with the sponsoring faculty member and/or the coordinator of advising and will (no later than the close of the course registration period) develop a plan of work depending on the interest and ability of student, availability of seats, and schedule. No new courses need to be developed – students will enroll in existing courses as appropriate and upon recommendation from academic advisor.

Academic Structure

Term Effective: 1/2007, 1/2010-new title
Plan Code: 02GTCCTU
CIP Code: 30.2001
Description: Undergraduate Certificate in US Culture and Cooperative Education
Offered on-campus only