Human Trafficking: UK and US Perspectives

Program Dates: March 8, 2024 - March 16, 2024

Spring 2024 Class Meetings:

We will meet every Wednesday from 12-1pm pre-and-post travel during the Spring 2024 semester. This is a 3 credit course. 

Spring Break 2024 Travel:

We will travel to Manchester, UK on Friday, March 8, 2024 from RDU. The first half of the program will be spent at Keele University for collaborations with their students. The second half of the program will be spent in Manchester visiting human trafficking-related agencies. We will return on March, 16, 2024.  

 Informational Session:

Wednesday, October 18 from 12-1pm in anne Belk Hall, Room 211


Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in the county of Greater Manchester, England. It had a population of 552,000 at the 2021 census. It is bordered by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, and the neighbouring city of Salford to the west. The two cities and the surrounding towns form one of the United Kingdom's most populous conurbations, the Greater Manchester Built-up Area, which has a population of 2.87 million. The city borders the boroughs of Trafford, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, and Salford.  (Source: Wikipedia)

Keele University, officially known as the University of Keele, is a public research university in Keele, approximately three miles (five kilometres) from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Founded in 1949 as the University College of North Staffordshire, Keele was granted university status by Royal Charter in 1962.  (Source: Wikipedia)



Course Name




Human Trafficking: UK and US Perspectives


Dr. Catherine Marcum & Dr. Renee Scherlen 

Program Cost: $2,400

Program cost includes airfare, lodging, and in-country transportation. 

Please note - Students are responsible for the total program cost upon submiting the application and deposit. Refunds are contingent upon meeting the minimum enrollment of the program. If a student needs to withdraw before departure, that student may be eligible for a refund if the program has met minimum enrollment and is therefore viable. 

Estimated Additional Expenses


Tuition - Resident

$152.54 / credit hour

Tuition - Non-Resident

$172.54 / credit hour

Personal Expenses




Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted. Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. 

Application and Payment Schedule



Application and Deposit 


 Upon receipt of application

Remaining Payment Due



Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.


Application Process

  1. To apply for this program, please contact one of the program leaders and provide your Banner ID and email address. Program leaders may request additional information or a meeting to discuss the details of the program and your interest.
  2. When permission to apply for the program is granted, you will receive an email from your program leader with instructions to apply.
  3. Apply to the program following the instructions from the program leader
  4. Print, sign and drop off your application at the Office of International Education and Development at Plemmons Student Union (PSU), Suite 321 ( 3rd floor), 263 Locust Street Boone, NC 28608. Your application will be considered complete when you have submitted your digital application, paid the $300 deposit, and dropped off your printed and signed application. The fee cannot be paid until it appears on your student account. Please note that it may take 2–3 business days for it to post to your account. You will receive an email with Instructions for paying the deposit fee. Instructions can also be found in the application.