Global Learning

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Office of International Education and Development

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Appalachian State University’s English Language Studies Institute provides exceptional academic English language preparation for study at Appalachian State University through the integration of intensive language courses, cultural engagement and experiential service.

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS) awards are externally funded opportunities to pursue language study, Master's study, teaching, research and other creative endeavors. 


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Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund

The College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund provides resources that can be used to transform the undergraduate and graduate experience and support faculty teaching, research and engagement. Visit the SAFE Fund page to learn more about this award, how to apply and current recipients.

Office of Student Research

All currently enrolled Appalachian students (graduate and undergraduate) in good academic standing are eligible to apply for a travel grant of up to $300. The grant can be used to defray the cost of travel or to present results of their research/creative performance at a professional conference in their field.

Global Learning

Dr. Baker Perry, professor, Geography and Planning. Photo submitted.

Next-gen weather station installed near Everest’s summit

On a postcard day in 2021, Tenzing Gyalzen Sherpa crested the Balcony, a windswept rest spot high on Mount Everest’s Southeast Ridge. In front of hi...

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, Department of History. Photo by University Communications.

Resisting Persecution: Jews and Their Petitions during the Holocaust

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Department of History, has recently published a new arti...

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in App State’s Department of Geography and Planning, led a successful return expedition to Mount Everest in April and May, coordinating the maintenance of weather stations at the top of the world. The expedition built upon the record-breaking National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition in 2019. Photo by Dawa Yangzum Sherpa/National Geographic

A return to Everest: App State’s Dr. Baker Perry leads climate science expedition to the world’s highest mountain

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, led a succe...


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