BOONE, N.C. — The 10 newest Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients at Appalachian State University are studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland Oct. 11-16, 2016.
The goal is to offer students “an international experience that will hopefully help them to start planning future study abroad experiences early in their academic career, and also to start thinking about the global connections of possible majors and career paths,” said Dr. Angela Mead, director of student services in The Honors College.
Mead is leading the program along with Dr. Mary Valante of the Department of History. Together they teach a one-credit hour honors course in fall semester related to the Dublin experience.
In the course, students have selected a general topic about Irish history or culture to explore. Each has made a short presentation on this topic to their peers and with plans to explore it more deeply in Ireland.
“Students have chosen topics ranging from myths and legends to music and literature to language and history,” Mead said.
Upon returning to campus, students will create an individual poster presentation based on what they learn and write an essay reflecting on the experience and how it relates to their academic interests at Appalachian.
Ireland’s capital city was selected because of its history and culture, ease of transportation, and thriving business, arts, sports and other modern opportunities, the professors said.
During the week, the students are visiting the National Museum of Ireland, Book of Kells, Newgrange world heritage site, Dublin and Christchurch cathedrals, the coastal village of Howth and more.
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About Scholarships at Appalachian
Appalachian State University offers students the opportunity to receive a world-class education at an affordable rate through various need- and merit-based scholarships. The university sets aside more than $4 million annually for scholarships, with scholarship opportunities available to incoming, current and transfer students. Appalachian’s Office of University Scholarships assists students in learning about and applying for these university scholarship opportunities and also shares information about non-Appalachian scholarships. Learn more at https://scholarships.appstate.edu.
About the Honors College
More than 500 students are enrolled in Appalachian State University's Honors College, which serves a diverse group of high-achieving, high-potential, highly motivated students from all majors. The Honors College helps students develop independent and creative thinking and high-level research skills; promotes interdisciplinary inquiry; and nurtures cultured and caring exchanges of ideas. The college’s enhanced academic experience prepares students for success in graduate or professional school and for leadership roles in their lives, communities and careers.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, 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 more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.