Programs : Brochure
USAC (Study Abroad Program)
- Locations: Various, Various
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
For 30 years, USAC has provided university students with affordable, valuable study abroad programs and contributed to the internationalization of universities in the US and abroad. USAC’s mission is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in the global society of the twenty-first century. We strive to provide an authentic, quality context in which students may grow into engaged citizens of the world, not only in the classroom but also through field trips, integrated living and academic experiences, sports, internships, and volunteer and service learning opportunities.
USAC offers 2 different program models:
Housing options will vary by program. For more information please visit the specific USAC program page. USAC will bill students directly for housing costs.
|Estimated Additional Costs||Semester|
|USAC Application Fee||$100|
|USAC Confirmation Deposit||$500|
|Books and Materials||Varies|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||Varies|
|2US Based Health Insurance||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.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
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.
USAC programs will offer either USAC designed courses, host university courses, or a combination of both. For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC website. Students can also use the USAC Program Search feature.
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 USAC 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.