BOONE, N.C. — From the highest peaks to the Amazon rainforest floor, two groups of students led by Appalachian State University professors trekked through Peru in summer 2018.
The three-week expedition distilled how many view the Appalachian Experience: As Mountaineers, we value and explore other cultures and welcome challenges to help us grow. Our research should serve others and undergo real-life practice. We learn to recognize the sometimes thin line between surviving and thriving — for ourselves and the planet. As a result, students gain a more globally informed perspective that sets the stage for lifelong learning.
Experience the journey, learn more about the students and professors who made the expedition and take in what they witnessed along the way:
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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.