William R. Holland International Impact Exchange Program

An International Immersive Experience

Holland Fellows explore Asia and the US in a changing world. A unique international learning journey allows participants to explore business design and comprehensive internationalization strategies by visiting with organizations and individuals shaping the business landscapes across Asia and the world. 

BE different. THINK different. DO different.

BE different.

Develop your professional portfolio and enhance your professional competencies. Our alumni mentorship program taps you into the existing knowledge and experience of high performing alumni who can help advance your personal undergraduate and career goals. Your mentor serves as an advisor, guide, and role model while strengthening your network. Stand up and stand out. Complete a series of professional development experiences that will prepare you for working and leading in increasingly diverse and multicultural business environments and enhance your professional identity.

THINK different.

Build the relevant skill sets to be a creative problem solver and collaborator with new thinking models, digital skills and methodological frameworks. Develop the creative confidence and agency for creative problem-solving and collaboration. Learn to translate theory into practice and practice into action. Form new mindsets, leverage technology, and model approaches that highlight the relationship between disruption and sustainability through practice-based experiences that promote professional development.

DO different.

Learn through action, experience and immersion. The learning focus is on design, circularity, and strategic innovation with regional and international immersive trips to broaden students' natural curiosity and professional exposure. This program spans a spring semester and a summer international experience. The core course content will introduce students to an understanding of the circular economy and how the principles of the concept can be applied to different global industries and the business of building a better world.

Apply

The 2025 Holland Fellowship online application is open until October 4. Apply today!

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 Walker College of Business by the end of the fall semester when you apply. Along with your application, you will also submit a personal statement and one letter of recommendation. 

  • Tentative Dates and Locations: May 12-May 25, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Vietnam.
  • Program Cost: $2,500 plus tuition.
  • Course Requirements: Students participating in this program are required to enroll in BUS 4065, Holland Fellows International Business Study in Asia II (3 credit hours) in Summer 2025, and BUS 4060, Holland Fellows International Business Study in Asia I (3 credit hours) in Spring 2025. Course descriptions are available in the bulletin.

Travel Dates

Tentatively, travel to Cambodia, Hong Kong and Thailand is planned for May 12-25, 2025.

The two weeks program, sponsored by the Walker College of Business, includes  Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Vietnam. 

The program cost is $2,500, which includes all air travel (domestic and international), all lodging and most meals, ground transportation and entrance fees. Students will receive 3 credit hours for participation (summer tuition is not included). If you are still undecided, take a look at Google images for Phnom Penh, Hong Kong and Vietnam, and you will be amazed! We will be visiting various business, universities and cultural sites throughout Phnom Penh, Hong Kong and Vietnam.

Scholarships are available.

Contact

Questions? Contact Wendy Deng, dengwr@appstate.edu, 828-262-6950.

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