Study Abroad

Walker College of Business Faculty-Led Programs

Each academic year, the Walker College of Business offers students the opportunity to study business abroad through short-term courses designed and led by Appalachian faculty. Courses range in length from 10 to 30 days and can fulfill major or elective credit for eligible students. NOTE: Spring and Summer 2022 programs will be posted soon.

Upcoming Faculty-Led Programs

Semester/Year Study Abroad

If you are interested in spending a full semester or year abroad, Appalachian has opportunities to study business in English at universities across the globe, many for the same tuition cost as a semester on campus. You can find out more about your opportunities by visiting the Office of International Education and Development website

FALL 2020 and SPRING/SUMMER 2021 NOTE:  All full semester study abroad is cancelled for the fall of 2020 and spring/summer of 2021 due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a link to resources for finding a virtual study abroad or internship alternative.

Steps Toward Study Abroad:

  • AttendStudy Abroad 101 through the Office of International Development(OIED).
  • Get a passport! Here is the Department of State webpage for application & instructions.
  • Consult with your academic advisor to plan the best time to study abroad. Make an appointment.
  • Narrow down your options by using the Programs By Major Resource. Or see if your dream location is a possibility using the OIED Advanced Search link. *Remember, you can also take Ged En, COB and free electives abroad, so you don't have to stick to one of the recommended programs for your major.
  • Make an individual appointment with an OIED study abroad advisor.
  • Check your top-choice host university website to see if the courses you need are offered in the semester you plan to study.
  • Apply! This can take some time, so give yourself enough to not be stressed!
  • Check visa requirements. 
  • Get courses pre-approved. Check the Credit and Grade Conversion  webpage to see if they have your program listed. View pre-approved courses and other credit guidelines. Other courses can be taken, but will need to be approved for credit by the appropriate department chair in that discipline.
  • Get packed and ready!
  • Go.Learn. Explore.Grow.


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