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Explore the World at Appalachian

Appalachian State University combines a strong liberal arts foundation with a comprehensive, pervasive, and integrated commitment to internationalization. The mission of internationalization efforts at Appalachian is to develop awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and respect of cultural differences in both domestic and international contexts in its students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding communities. Appalachian's ability to fulfill its commitment to internationalization is the result of bright and curious students working with an inspired and diverse faculty, a demanding and interdisciplinary curriculum, and a thriving international program.

Education Abroad

Learn about Appalachian's amazing international programs for students

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & staff member resources, including travel insurance

International Students

Resources for current and prospective international students

International Scholars

Resources for current and prospective international scholars

Get Involved

Explore outreach programs facilitated through OIED

News & Events

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Appalachian is proud to have been ranked 4th in the nation for students studying abroad among Master's level institutions and 2nd in the nation for students studying abroad on short term programs among Master's level institutions in the 2012-2013.