Funding Your Study Abroad

Before beginning the application process, please make sure that you have a financial plan in place that will allow you to pay for the cost of the program. If you have true financial need, there are some options.

Walker College International Scholarships:

Short-Term Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarship funds are available for undergraduate Faculty-led College of Business Study Abroad Programs. Scholarships for short-term, faculty-led programs range from $100 to $1,000. Applicants will be considered for all of the scholarships for which they are eligible. Click here for application and information.

AIESEC at Appalachian State International Internship Scholarship

The Walker College of Business offers one $600 scholarship to International Business majors to cover the match fee for an international exchange through AIESEC at Appalachian State. In turn, AIESEC guarantees placement in a summer internship with one of their Global Entrepreneur programs. These are unpaid internships, but programs provide housing and typically one meal per day for the duration of the program.  Applicants must be International Business majors and must complete an internship for credit to be eligible. You must be a junior, be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA min) and be admitted to the COB to complete an internship for credit.

Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2018. To apply, click here.

"AIESEC is the largest youth-run non-profit in the United States and in the World. We send youth on volunteer trips and internships to over 120 different territories and countries in order to develop leaders for the future and facilitate cross-cultural awareness. For more information about AIESEC, please visit aiesecus.org or contact president-appalachian@aiesecus.org"

OIED International Scholarships:

Short-term/Semester/Long-term Study Abroad Grants

Any full-time degree-seeking student at Appalachian who is applying to an approved study abroad program offering academic credit is eligible to apply for these scholarships. Individual scholarships will vary but will not exceed $1500. Click here for application and information.

Financial Aid:

Faculty-led and full semester study abroad programs are eligible for financial aid, if you meet requirements. Your awarded amount may be increased, however this is usually in the form of student loans. Click here for information. To use financial aid towards your study abroad, take the following steps:

1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!

2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.

3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility. For faculty-led programs, meet with Kim Overcash or another financial aid counselor PRIOR to applying to the program. For full semester study abroad, meet with your regular financial aid advisor.