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International Student Support


Academic Coordinator for International Student Support

Tony Shurer

Tony Shurer is NC State’s Academic Coordinator for International Student Support. Mr. Shurer is an academic advisor who works closely with both University Advising and Exploratory Studies and the Office of International Services (OIS) to support students as they develop and improve their plans for academic success at the university. See below for information on different ways to connect with Mr. Shurer.  

Graduate and undergraduate students can receive guidance on a variety of academic questions and concerns. This includes major exploration, questions about changing majors or academic programs, and general questions about academic policy. Students may also request assistance in developing strategies for academic success. This could include conversations about transitioning to a new academic culture, setting goals, managing time, improving note-taking and study skills, developing study plans, and more. Students may be referred to other community resources for additional support. 

Drop-in Hours: Global Engagement Hub

Talley Student Union, Main Level

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Advising By Appointment

If your schedule does not permit you to attend Drop-In Advising hours on Mondays or Fridays, please feel free to email your questions or concerns to Tony Shurer directly at

Individual appointments can be scheduled as needed, and requests for virtual appointments can be accommodated. 

Finding Success in a New Academic Culture

You may have come from a different educational system with its own policies, procedures, and expectations. Below, you will find a few recommendations for successfully navigating NC State’s educational system and academic culture.

Academic Support for International Students

Students from all over the world join the Wolfpack community each year. Attending a university far from home can be a time of tremendous growth, excitement, and personal transformation. At the same time, NC State recognizes how pursuing higher education in another country can present a variety of challenges. For international students in particular, this transition to a new community and a new academic culture can result in a very unique student experience. We look forward to working with you and supporting you as you navigate these experiences. We’re ready to answer any questions or concerns you have about academics and to help you enhance your plan for academic success at NC State.

Resources for Faculty & Staff

Tools for a Diverse Classroom

Staff from the Office of Global Engagement and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs have created this online resource guide for faculty and staff working with international students at NC State. It addresses many common concerns, including: engagement in the classroom, language considerations, and academic integrity.