International Programs


Walker College of Business International Programs

The Walker College of Business encourages students to study abroad and provides a variety of short-term international programs designed to develop international business skills and intercultural knowledge. These faculty-led programs have proven to be invaluable for many students. Scholarships are available. Fluency in a second language is not required and students can earn credit toward their degree. For more information on future opportunities, please contact Meredith Church Pipes, Global & Civic Engagement Specialist for Walker College of Business International Programs.

The Walker College of Business also offers students the opportunity to develop international business skills through either a BSBA in International Business  or an International Business Minor. The International Business (IB) major was established in 2002. The major is designed to prepare students for a career in international business or public service through the development of competency in a foreign language and cultural awareness and providing students with specialized international business skills. For more information on degree requirements, please visit International Business (BSBA).

Upcoming International Programs


2023 cohort participants (L-R) Lulu Ambrose, Andrew Bressler, Mackenzie Naylor, Connor Marx and Finn Jarrell enjoy the view from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

The Angers Summer Business Program celebrates ten years of cross-cultural connections in France

The Angers Summer Business Program celebrated its ten-year anniversary this summer, with a group of fourteen business students and six faculty from Ap...

Building a Global Mindset without leaving Boone

Building a Global Mindset without leaving Boone

Students in Appalachian State University's International Human Resource Management (MGT 3670) course are building a global mindset, without ...

IBSA leaders

International Business Student Association welcomes exchange students to campus

The International Business Student Association (IBSA) started the semester by welcoming exchange students to an evening of games and a dinner of pizza...

Six App State faculty and alumni received 2022–23 Fulbrights through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program and Fulbright U.S. Student Program, respectively. Pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies; Dr. Katherine Ledford, professor of Appalachian studies; alumna Payton Blaney ’22, of Reidsville; alumnus Henry Campbell ’21, of Winston-Salem; alumna Ilya Wang ’20, of Rockwell and Taichung, Taiwan; and alumnus Andrew Williard ’22, of Winston-Sale

App State honored as a Top Producer of Fulbright scholars, students for 2022–23

The university is one of 3 master’s institutions nationwide to receive the honor BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University is one of 18 high...

International Program Events

Diversity Statement

The Walker College of Business is committed to promoting an inclusive environment for all Appalachian business faculty, staff and students to enhance their cross-cultural and community leadership and engagement. 

We foster a culture that values diversity and we intentionally include people and perspectives from diverse cultures, worldviews, backgrounds, traditions and ways of life. 

We know that diversity takes many forms, including, but not limited to, diversity of Age, (Dis)ability, Cultural Background, Educational Background, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Geographical Region, National Origin, Neurodiversity, Race and Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation/Sexuality, Socioeconomic Status/Social Class and Veteran Status. 

We believe organizations that value people from a multitude of backgrounds have a competitive advantage in global industry and that business can empower change on a grand scale when guided by just, inclusive and equitable principles.

We aspire to provide a welcoming and empowering home for every business student, faculty and staff member, where all 1) value diverse perspectives, 2) acknowledge societal injustices toward marginalized groups, 3) recognize and overcome our own biases and 4) use our talents and skills to create a more inclusive and just society.