Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Various, Various
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
SIT Study Abroad offers small (10-35 participants) semester and summer programs for undergraduate students in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. Students step beyond the boundaries of a traditional classroom to analyze the critical issues shaping local communities around the globe. On SIT programs students will take a set group of courses pertaining to the topic of the program often including a language class. In addition each student will be prepared to complete an in-depth, field-based project known as the Independent Study Project (ISP). On many SIT programs, the project can take one of three forms:
In each case, the project involves conducting original fieldwork, giving a final presentation, and writing a formal research paper. Students are required to examine the ethics of their research and consider its impact on local communities.
Most programs include at least one homestay experience, offering you the chance to better understand the local culture and to experience the daily rhythm of life in the host country. Many programs offer homestays in both urban and rural areas to give you contrasting views of life in different social or ethnic contexts. Homestays can be anywhere from a few days to 14 weeks in duration. When not in homestays, students stay in appropriate lodgings that may include guest houses, educational institutions, camping facilities, or small hotels.
|Estimated Additional Costs||Semester|
|1Essential Living Expenses||Varies|
|Books and Materials||Varies|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||Varies|
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses||Varies|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||Varies|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
SIT Pell Grant Match
SIT offers matching funding to Pell Grant recipients. To qualify for the Match program students must submit a scholarship application through SIT.
SIT Need-Based Scholarships
SIT Study Abroad only awards need-based scholarships and grants. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
SIT programs are based on the experiential learning model. Programs combine classroom study with hands-on work in the field. This allows students to learn directly from local experts, witness local initiatives firsthand, and gain valuable experience. For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the SIT website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Each SIT program will have a different minimum credit requirement. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||09/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.