Education Abroad

Congratulations!  You have made the first step in deciding to incorporate an Education Abroad experience into your degree at Appalachian.  Going abroad is not only an opportunity to do something new and different during your time at Appalachian but it also comes with some tangible outcomes.  

By participating on an Education Abroad experience you will:

  • Experience a new culture first hand
  • Learn a new language or increase fluency in an existing language
  • Explore academic interests in a new environment
  • Pick up and hone skills that will benefit you as you enter the workforce; flexibility, cross-cultural communication, ability to deal with ambiguity, etc.
  • Gain a new perspective on your country, your values, and your identity
  • Dispel stereotypes
  • Conduct research
  • Prepare for graduate school

To get started click on the links below.

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Blessing Chikakula (far left) interprets for Appalachian students as they visit with William Kamkwamba's grandmother in Wimbe Village.

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A group of students studies abroad in China.

Application Cycles


Applications Open

Reviews Begin

Summer

Early August 

1st Week of November

Fall/AY

Early August 

1st Week of November

Spring

Early August 

1st Week of April

Faculty

Rolling

Rolling

*We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2018, Fall/AY 2018, Summer 2018, and Spring 2019 programs. 

Deadlines

 

Fall/AY

Spring/CY

 Summer

Faculty Led 

 Varies by Program

 Varies by Program

 March 15

Appalachian Exchange

 February 15 

 **September 15

 March 15

ISEP Exchange

 February 1

 August 20

 March 15

ISEP Direct

 February 15

 September 15

 March 15

All Other Programs

 February 15

 September 15

 March 15

**Spring 2018 application deadline has been extended until September 30th for many programs.

These dates remain the same every year. If the date falls on a weekend then the application is due the following Monday.  As most programs accept on a rolling basis students are encouraged to complete their application before the deadline.