Russia and Ukraine - Movement Towards Clean Energy and Sustainability in Russia

Program Dates
Friday, June 30, 2017 to Sunday, July 9, 2017

Moscow Kremlin Russia

Program Description

Students will travel as a group from Charlotte to Moscow.  In Moscow students will visit local businesses involved with renewable energy and environmental protection.  Students will also visit cultural sites (including the Kremlin Grounds, Armory Museum, Bolshoi Theater St. Basil Cathedral, Novodevichy Convent). The group will then travel by air to Kiev (Ukraine).  While there student will participate in a company visit as well as a "Cultural Tour," which will include a visit to Pripyat City, which was evacuated in 1986 because of the Chernobyl disaster.  Students will also visit the National Museum of Chernobyl, a field camp of the25th brigade of radiation chemical protection, the Sarcophagus, and the official entrance to the Exclusion Zone. The group will return to Charlotte from Kiev in time for the second summer session.


G: MBA 5020 International Seminar - 3 credits
U: BUS 3055- Business, Society, and Sustainability in Russia - 3 credits


  • BUS 3055 -This 3 semester hour course can fulfill a COB upper-level or free elective, an International Business Major or Approved elective, an International Business minor Required  or Other elective and/or a Hospitality elective. This program also fulfills the Global Issues requirement.
  • MBA 5020 - This 3 semester hour course fulfills the international requirement for the MBA program and is an elective for the international business concentration.


3000-level Pre-reqs: 54 earned hours and good academic standing. Students who do not have the minimum hour requirement cannot take this course at the 3000-level and should inform the program leader of this situation before applying.


Appalachian State University alumni are invited to participate in this program. Please call 828-262-2057 or email Martin Meznar for details or to sign up by March 1.


Billable Program Cost: $4,450 Includes: Airfare, In-country Program Transportation, Lodging, International Health and Evacuation Insurance, Program Events, Some Meals, and CCS Administrative Fee. Estimated Additional Student Cost: $350.00 Estimated costs include but are not limited to: Immunizations, Personal Expenses, and additional meals. 

Program Leader

Dr. Martin Meznar
College of Business

Dr. Sandra Vannoy
College of Business

Students not eligible for this program who want to participate should contact the program leader to ask if accommodations can be made.
Eligible Groups: 
Appalachian undergraduates
Undergraduate business majors
MBA students
Appalachian graduate students
Appalachian alumni