Faculty & Staff Resources

Resources for Appalachian Faculty and Staff Members

Appalachian State University is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they work to internationalize our university. Below you will find resources to assist in planning and leading an education abroad program, attaining international travel insurance, and receiving travel funding through our office. 

Traveling Abroad

International Business Travel Insurance: All Appalachian State University employees traveling abroad on official university-related business must enroll in the International Business Travel Insurance plan.

Travel Resource Links: Other links you may find helpful for traveling abroad

Hosting or Hiring an International Visitor

Hosting or Hiring an International Visitor: Start here if you are unsure of the most appropriate visa for your visitor

US Immigration Updates Database: A searchable database of US immigration updates impacting members of the Appalachian community.

Hosting an International Scholar in the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program: Information for departments on hosting a visitor

International Tax Questions: Information about income tax filing requirements for international scholars

H-1B Visa ProcessInformation about the H-1B visa process for eligible faculty

Permanent Residency Information - Employees: Information about green card sponsorship for eligible, permanent faculty

Permanent Residency Information - Hiring Departments: Information for departments hiring international faculty in permanent, teaching positions

Faculty & Staff Funding Opportunities

International Travel Funds for Faculty & Staff: Up to $1,500 supplemental funding for international travel may be given at the discretion of the Associate Vice Chancellor for International Education & Development. 

Office of Research and Innovation's Find Funding Database

Board of Trustees International Research Grants- Deadline February 4

Develop Faculty-Led Programs

Education Abroad Faculty-led Program Proposal and Deadlines: Faculty-led education abroad programs offer enriching experiences for both student participants and faculty leaders. This is a direct link to the program proposal and deadlines.

Resources for Faculty-led Program Development: For more information about the process of planning, writing and submitting a proposal.

Faculty-led Program Workshops: OIED and the Center for Academic Excellence offer workshops on proposal development, budgeting, and health and safety for new and seasoned faculty leaders. Click on the links for workshop descriptions and to register.

Join our International Faculty and Staff Google Group

If you identify as an international staff or faculty member, you are encouraged to join our Google Group.  You can send issso@appstate.edu an email that states your desire to be added. 


Professional Opportunities

Appalachian Global Symposium: The Symposium is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to present their recent global experiences (research, education abroad, teaching, service - learning, or internships) on a professional platform and expand knowledge of global networking at Appalachian State University.

Fulbright Scholar Program: The Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. 

International Research and Development: International Research and Development (IRD) strengthens the internationalization of Appalachian State University through world-class contributions to education, research, and development across the globe.

International Partners: First log in, then click here to access an up-to-date list of our partners