BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Maria Anastasiou, executive director of Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development, is the awardee of $5,000 in funding from the Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE) and the French Embassy to support Appalachian’s French Embassy-Benjamin Franklin Generation Study Abroad Scholarship program.
According to Anastasiou, Appalachian was one of five U.S. institutions to receive the award, which will support four Appalachian students to study, research or intern in France during the spring 2018 semester, or one of the 2018 summer sessions.
“The French Embassy-Benjamin Franklin/Generation Study Abroad Scholarship is intended to diversify study abroad participants and to encourage students who would otherwise not participate in an international experience to go abroad,” she said.
Student applications are now open and will close on Feb.15.
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 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 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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