Michael Bustle

Associate Vice Provost



Office of Global Engagement

Global Training Initiative

Country Affiliations

Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Palestinian Territories, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States


Kyoto Institute of Technology Nagoya University Nanjing Normal University SKEMA Business School

International Activity

All countries and all regions; current focus on China, Japan, France, Indonesia, Colombia I support the various units in the Office of International Affairs as well as college and department initiatives in the global arena. As Director of the Global Training Initiative, I work with a fabulous staff of EPA professionals who are committed to supporting the University's Strategic Initiatives to promote global engagement for NC State students, faculty, and staff - as well as our industry and civic partners across the state. We assist faculty with international training program grants and grant-funded programs, develop and manage professional training programs (e.g., Higher Education Administration, Drug Safety, Public Administration, etc.,) foster domestic and international student interactions through our Cultural Exchange Network (CENet), produce training modules and media that promote academic integrity and cross-cultural competence, facilitate international student internships (overseas for NC State students and in NC for students at our partner universities overseas), host international student group programs (e.g., SKEMA) and academic camps or programs. We also offer a one semester Certificate program for overseas students (direct enroll study abroad in the Fall semester), support the University's 3+X Accelerated Master's program, and other innovative, cost-effective international programs.

NC State faculty, industry or government leaders in North Carolina, or overseas institutional leaders who are interested in exploring how the GTI might be able to assist them can call or email me for additional information.


Fulbright Award International Operations Council Committee on International Programs 3+1 Accelerated Master’s Program