Features: International

  • Appalachian's Office of International Education and Development (OIED) works with students to help them understand the many opportunities available and to help them make a plan that incorporates an international experience into their individual programs of study. [ more . . . ]
  • Jake Gentry traveled to Tanzania in 2008 to conduct research for his master's thesis about the impact of refugee camps on their host communities. Emotionally touched by the many abandoned children in the camps, Gentry and his friends started a non-profit organization that supports orphanages becoming self-sufficient and sustainable. [ more . . . ]
  • A festival of images, sounds, foods, and activities that represent cultural and religious international holidays, "Find Yosef a Holiday" is an annual event organized by students and presented by the Office of Multicultural Student Development. [ more . . . ]
  • Senior social work major Amanda Ronne spent spring semester in Ghana, West Africa, as a student at the University of Ghana at Legon. While there, she helped teach children through a non-profit organization called Mawuvio's Outreach Programme. Her life changed in the process. [ more . . . ]
  • This past summer, 16 students from Appalachian State University traveled to Ecuador to study indigenous activism and language in the Upper Amazon for three weeks. They came away with a greater appreciation of the impact of oil in the Amazon and its affect on the lives of the indigenous people. [ more . . . ]
  • Students from Appalachian State University and China's Fudan University have the opportunity to learn each others' culture and business practices through a prestigious exchange program. It's called the William R. Holland Fellows for Business Study in Asia. [ more . . . ]
  • Brad Sparks and Derrick Rehn had a chance meeting at the bottom of the world. The Appalachian State University alumnus and student explored the Antarctica Peninsula together as part of Inspire Antarctica Expedition 2009 (IAE). [ more . . . ]
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