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Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Student housing Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Program Strength: Accounting, Biochemistry, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Finance and Banking, History, Human Resource Management, Literary Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Physics, Social Work
Click here for a definition of this term Exchange Type: Partial College: Beaver College of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Walker College of Business
Class Standing: 2nd Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:
Bishop Heber College

Study in India for a Semester or Year!


Established in 1864 as Heber Memorial School, Bishop Heber became the college we know today in the late 1920s.  Known for its lush green campus and aesthetically pleasing buildings, Bishop Heber offers courses across 31 undergraduate and graduate departments.  


Situated in the southernmost portion of the Indian peninsula Tamil Nadu is the eleventh largest and the sixth most populous state of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai (formerly known as Madras). Tiruchirappalli, universally known as Trichy or Tiruchi, isn’t just the geographic center of Tamil Nadu; it also mixes up a heaving bazaar with some major temples. With good transportation connections students will also be able to explore outside of the city.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Mid June to Late October (Odd semester course offerings)
  • Spring Semester: Mid November to Late May (Even semester course offerings)
Due to the start of the spring semester this program is only offered as an Academic Year or Fall option


Bishop Heber will place visiting students in the International Hostel.  

As Bishop Heber is a partial exchange program students will pay the Partial Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian State. Bishop Heber will cover the housing costs for students during the program. Students will be responsible for budgeting for their meals.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
App Tuition & Fees based on your residency
Housing Partial Exchange Fee
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Academic Year
Airfare $1200 - $1800  $1200 - $1800 
Meals $600 - $1200 $1200 - $2400
1Personal Expenses $800 - $1400 $1600 - $2800
Books and Materials $200 - $400 $400 - $800
Local Transportation $100 - $300 $200 - $600
Visa (for US Citizens) $120 $120
Passport $150 $150
2US Based Health Insurance Varies Varies
3Personal Travel and Spending $400 - $800 $800 - $1600
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


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. To see the estimated total costs of this program please visit the program budget sheets: Fall, Academic Year.

Financial Aid

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.


OIED Scholarships
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.


To locate the Bishop Heber course offerings please visit the BHC departments web page.  To find detailed information about course offerings click on the name of the major that you are interested in then on the Syllabus link.  Even semesters indicate spring course offerings and odd semesters indicate fall course offerings.

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). Students participating on the BHC program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.