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International Community Resources


With Resources for both on and off campus accommodations, NC State has a wide variety of housing options that are close to friends, food options and recreational facilities.

The CVM community is from over 30 countries across 6 continents!


Wolfline Bus

Wolfline is NC State’s bus service which is tailored to student class schedules but also serves the general public fare-free. Wolfline buses operate every day classes are in session, serving all three campuses, three park & ride lots, official NC State housing, and privately-owned apartment complexes located on city streets traveled by Wolfline buses on the way to or from these areas.

The College of Veterinary bus route is Route 60 and the bus stop is found in front of the Research Building. Buses usually run every 15 minutes. For more details on the Wolfline, including schedules, maps and other transportation information, click the button below!

Bike Paths and Directions

Biking is a great way to travel around campus and the surrounding areas, but remember to ensure your safety by reviewing the biking maps, directions, and safety tips on the NC State transportation website. There are also several Fixit stations located around NC State’s campus that have a variety of tools and an air pump.

Did you know that the Wolfine has bike racks? This program offers riders enhanced access to the NC State campus by allowing them to bring their bicycles along for the ride.

Get Involved!

Both NC State University and the College of Veterinary Medicine have programs to celebrate and support our international members. Email for more information on our International Community Group.

Human Resources Policies and Benefits

NC State is a diverse campus with thousands of international students and employees. Our CVM HR staff ( is here to help you navigate and maintain your visa, and there are several helpful webpages regarding health insurance benefits, tax information and much more on NC State’s website!

Driver’s License and Parking at CVM

To obtain a license, learner’s permit, or an ID card in North Carolina, you will need to provide proof of your identity and your date of birth. You will also need to provide proof of your residence address and proof of either a Social Security Number (SSN) or documentation issued by the United States Government indicating legal presence (e.g. your I-20 or DS-2019, visa and I-94 card).

The Office of International Services webpage has a detailed list of steps you need to take to obtain a driver’s license. They also have a list of local Department of Motor Vehicles Offices, and even guidance and tips for buying a used car! You can find all of this information and more here.

Parking lots at CVM are mostly limited to C and CB permits, with the North Lot also accepting CC permits. You can find a detailed interactive map of parking at NC State by visiting the transportation website here. Please note that due to our proximately to Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena, we often share our parking lots with the NC State Athletics Department. Therefore, there are certain parking provisions during football games and events like the NC State Fair that affect our permit holders. The Dean’s Office will always communicate any upcoming parking disruptions with the community via email.

For more information and resources, please visit the Office of International Services webpage.

Things to do in the Raleigh-Durham Area

Raleigh regularly tops the “best cities to live and work in the US” lists with its diverse job market, family-friendly neighborhoods, top college programs, and quality of life. In fact, its current ranking, according to the U.S. News & World Report, is 3rd in the 2023-24 ranking of Best Places to Live in the U.S. There are so many things to do and places to explore in the area. Here are a few links of upcoming events, local trails, and delicious restaurants!