The University Performance Program at North Carolina State University (UPP@NCSU) fosters Student SUCCESS through active student support, world-class academic programs, and culturally-engaging student experiences.

UPP@NCSU Program Benefits


360 Total Care

Foundational Support helps students settle into their new environment with airport pickup, housing assignments with American roommates, insurance enrollment, and other services to meet their basic needs.

Personal Advisors meet students 1 on 1, and help them navigate the cultural and academic transitions they are faced with. Each student works on an individual development plan that charts their progress.

Parent Engagement provides personalized updates on each student so parents can stay be involved in their child’s progress, even when halfway around the world.

Academic Success

Personal Advisors help students transition to college by connecting them to academic resources and mentoring them on faculty relations.

Global Learning Curriculum teaches key skills beyond ESL; such as intercultural competence and academic success skills to help students start college strong.

Service Learning and Projects focus on hands-on learning and discovery to help students gain confidence and maximize their college experience.

Trips, Activities, and Student Life Events help grow the UPP community and connect students to campus life.

Career Success

Global Learning Curriculum gives students individualized plans for personal development to help their job searches after college.

Student Leadership programs develop leadership, teamwork, and other key skills to help them succeed at future jobs.

UPP@NCSU expands students’ networks as each student is automatically connected to a community of UPP students, alumni, advisors, and staff both in the U.S. and around the world.