BOONE, N.C. — Students in Appalachian's Honors College are required to complete an international education experience either during the summer or an academic semester to gain a broader understanding of the world and diversify their learning.
The 2012 freshman class of Chancellor's Scholars, 10 students on full scholarship and members of The Honors College, took to James Joyce's Dublin for a crash course in Irish history, sports and scholarship. Accompanied by The Honors College's director, Dr. Leslie Sargent Jones, the students covered the gamut: they attended the Ireland vs. Germany World Cup qualifying match and the Maths Week festival, a competition to attract young students to mathematics; ate at Dublin's premier fish and chips purveyor; and toured St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the National Museum of Ireland. The last night was spent enjoying an Irish dinner and dancing.
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About the Office of International Education and Development
The OIED is responsible for spearheading the internationalization efforts at Appalachian. The internationalization mission of Appalachian is to develop awareness, knowledge, appreciation and respect of cultural differences in both domestic and international contexts in its students, faculty, staff and the surrounding communities. The university is also dedicated to creating a campus environment that builds the theoretical and practical skills needed to interact effectively in a global society. Learn more at https://international.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.