Appalachian's undergraduate and graduate degree programs are preparing graduates to be critical, creative and global professionals. Here are examples of students' international explorations during fall break 2012.
‘Multiple and varied’ experiences are central for students in new plan
Dec. 15, 2012
A five-year plan called “Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian Students,” to be implemented beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, emphasizes strengthened activities which are offered both at home and abroad and earlier in a student’s college career.
Make your own chocolate at a cocoa farm in Belize, live in the rain forests of Costa Rica, hike the countryside of Ecuador, visit ancient Inca ruins in Peru, or explore indigenous cultures in Guatemala - do the "alternative" over spring break.
Tyler Branch wishes more students would take risks. Not the kind of risks one might immediately think of when considering risk-taking behavior and college, but the kind that pay off—big time—like winning not one but two of New York City's most coveted television internships.
The UNC system has taken numerous strides toward addressing a state mandate to reduce energy consumption 30 percent by 2015, but greater cultural change is needed, university officials said during presentations at the Appalachian Energy Summit held July 9-11, 2012 at Appalachian State University.
Every morning, 13-year old Nelson Crispin takes a short walk from his home at 13,800 feet through frosty fields to record climate data collected by instruments installed in the Cordillera Vilcanota mountain range in Peru.
In 2012, Appalachian’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program engaged 322 faculty, staff and students in service opportunities in 18 U.S. locations, as well as in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru and Jamaica.
At Appalachian, we welcome everyone into our family. We appreciate what each unique individual brings to Appalachian, because we know it makes our community richer. Whether you choose to come to our campus or you find another place to call home, we want you to know that it really does get better.
Children who play on an athletics field at Appalachian State University’s Camp Broadstone in Valle Crucis may not realize the history that lies beneath their feet. This summer, university students in Appalachian’s archeology field school found a 4,000-year-old cooking hearth and a small vessel nearly as old about two feet underground.
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.
In their commitments to sustainability, Appalachian State University students are focused on environmental service during Alternative Fall Break trips this month, while also striving to keep carbon emissions low.
Today's employers demand strong leadership skills, and getting involved in campus life isn't the only way to develop them. At Appalachian State University, students can actually pursue a minor in leadership studies as they participate in clubs and organizations.