Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs - Appalachian Overseas Education Programs (AOEP)

Appalachian Overseas Education Programs (AOEP) offers a wide selection of short-term, faculty-led international programs every  year. Students have the opportunity to earn up to 6 hours of credit while spending 1 week – 1 month abroad during the fall, spring or summer terms! With the exception of some language programs, all program courses are taught in English by Appalachian State University professors.

AOEP collaborates with faculty, academic departments, and various offices on and off-campus, to facilitate the design and implementation of international faculty-led programs. AOEP short-term international experiences offer students the opportunity to travel and study abroad under the leadership of an Appalachian faculty member. Our office  provides faculty program leaders with on-going administrative, logistical, and any other needed support until the return of their programs in the U.S.  As we are committed to help all Appalachian students satisfy both their international aspirations and academic needs, we advise prospective participants about the wide range of academic courses and country destinations offered by the various programs while guiding  them through the entire application process. In consultation with program leaders, we are also available to conduct customized information sessions and pre-departure orientation sessions for all programs.

Mission Statement:

We encourage all students to have a significant international learning experience to deepen global and cultural awareness. Our mission is to provide organizational structure, guidance, and leadership to faculty, departments and colleges to develop academically stimulating international education programs that infuse global perspectives into all curricula.

Learn about some of the 2013-2014 programs that have just been approved! Please note that most spring and summer 2014 programs will not be posted until mid-December...





Contact Information

Meg Marck-Kennedy, Director, Appalachian Overseas Education Programs:

(828) 262-6692(828) 262-6692           321K Plemmons Student Union, 8:00 am - 5: 00 pm, Monday – Friday

Nathalie Turner, Assistant Director, Appalachian Overseas Education Programs:

(828) 262-8034(828) 262-8034           321O Plemmons Student Union, 8:00 am - 5: 00 pm, Monday – Friday

Dawn Arnold, Program Assistant, Appalachian Overseas Education Programs:

(828) 262-2125(828) 262-2125           321P Plemmons Student Union, 8:00 am - 5: 00 pm, Monday – Friday

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