Appalachian Global Symposium

What is the Appalachian Global Symposium

 Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Appalachian State University is hosting the fourth annual Appalachian Global Symposium, held each November during the nationwide International Education Week.

This year's symposium will focus on Global Learning, Global Sustainability, and Global Diversity through class projects, travels, research and collaborations between faculty, staff and students.


The Appalachian Global Symposium is one of the approaches that supports the University's Quality Enhancement Plan of "Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian Students."


The Symposium highlights global activities engaged in by faculty, staff, and students. Symposium presenters will be discussing a variety of topics including science, technology, business, education, music and politics.

Symposium sessions offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to present their recent global experiences (research, education abroad, teaching, or service learning, or internships) on a professional platform, simultaneously expanding the campus community's knowledge of the dimensions of internationalization occurring at Appalachian.

View the 2016 Appalachian Global Symposium Schedule

Symposium Session Descriptions

2016 Keynote Address

2016 Keynote Address

Keynote Address, as given by Dr. Renee Scherlen, November 16, 2016

Read Full Remarks

Global Leadership Awards

Global Leadership Awards

More information about the Global Leadership Awards, given each year to faculty, staff, and students


Contact the Appalachian Global Symposium Planning Committee at