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.

Additional Summer 2021 faculty-led programs to Costa Rica, Bermuda, India and Russia are under review and awaiting final approval. Contact us for information on these programs. 


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 2021 NOTE:  All full semester study abroad is cancelled for the fall of 2020 and spring 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.