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Study USA — International Admission to Appalachian

There is a place for you at Appalachian State University

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International students thrive at App State. With nearly 45 countries represented in its student body, the App State campus reflects the rich diversity of the global community.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, App State is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. International students find the App State campus to be a safe, friendly and convenient learning environment in which to meet lifelong friends and pursue invigorating academic challenges.



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App State is nationally recognized for its academic excellence in more than 150 undergraduate degree programs and 80 graduate degree programs. Discover how you can thrive in our challenging and supportive academic environment.

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See what it’s like to live and learn at App State. Explore campus, learn about Boone, find ways to get involved in the community and imagine yourself here.

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App State offers an outstanding education at a great value. Explore costs, as well as scholarships and other opportunities that can assist with study and living costs during your time as an App State student.

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A Message from Chancellor Sheri Everts

Chancellor Sheri Everts

Our international students enrich our community. Your Appalachian Experience includes living in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and comes with an invitation to be an engaged member of our community and part of our effort to ensure an inclusive culture. While with us, we hope you feel welcomed and welcome others, and when you leave, we hope it is with a lasting connection to Appalachian State University and the people you have encountered.

You can provide invaluable support for our aspiration to offer both global perspective and insight for all of our students. The exchange of ideas and exposure to diverse cultures — both through travel and on-campus experiences — broaden our abilities to empathize, collaborate and build community.

-Chancellor Sheri Everts

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"If given a chance, I would come back in a heartbeat."

-Thabo Lennox Mangoenyane, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Want more information about opportunities for international students at App State? Submit the contact form below and we’ll connect you with one of our international admissions counselors.

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