Temporary International Travel Policy Change
On March 11, the UNC System and Appalachian State University passed down guidance that halts all university sponsored travel outside of the State of North Carolina, effective immediately. As such, all international travel on university business is cancelled. We have suspended our international travel insurance coverage until directed otherwise. Check here for the latest updates.
As of 3/2/2020, Appalachian State University will use the U.S. CDC Level 2 Travel Warning to make determinations to suspend an education abroad program or prohibit international travel for faculty and staff. Under this temporary threshold, the University Travel Warning Policy will be suspended and appeals will be allowed only for students and faculty/staff who are already abroad. University personnel will not be reimbursed for travels to these areas.
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.
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
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 Process: Information 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.
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.
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.
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