Holland Fellows

William R. Holland Fellowship International Impact Exchange Program

An applied experience integrating concepts of business and design providing participants with new methodologies and techniques that move beyond the traditional business skill set to manage the evolving business of building a better world.

This immersive international impact exchange program explores Asia and the US in a changing world. Participants identify and evaluate both simple innovations and the disruptive technologies that will help stretch the sustainability ambitions of the businesses of tomorrow. 

At its core, the program is designed to encourage exploration and understanding of modern business challenges bound by an applied experience with an international perspective. Each cohort is paired with a global-oriented business and given the creative agency to propose sustainable scenarios through a mashup of business strategy, innovation, behavioral science, and design.

Throughout the Spring semester the course will incorporate dimensions of course theories and concepts where we will explore new mindsets, technologies, and business models that aim to highlight the relationship between innovation and sustainability.

Learn more about planning your experience


The 2022 Holland Fellowship online application is now open. 

Application Details

To apply you must be a junior or senior business major with a GPA of 3.0 or better and you must be admitted to the College of Business by the end of the fall semester when you apply. Please be aware that, along with your application, you will also be submitting a personal statement and one letter of recommendation. 

  • Tentative Dates:  
    • January 17, 2022 – April 22, 2022

  • Program Cost: Tuition for BUS 4060 only, no additional cost
  • Students participating in this program are required to enroll in the following course. Course description available in the Walker College of Business Bulletin in International Business courses:
    • Spring: BUS 4060, Holland Fellows International Business Study in Asia I (3 credit hours)

If you have questions, email Wendy Deng at dengwr@appstate.edu or call 828-262-4030.

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