Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Various, Costa Rica; Various, Iceland; Various, Nicaragua; Various, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
Are you tired of hearing about the problems the world is facing? Are you ready to look at creative solutions? Would you like to learn from amazing individuals, organizations, and communities committed to living sustainably? Are you ready to become a leader in promoting sustainability on your campus and in your home community? If so, we invite you to go beyond abroad, have an adventure of a life-time, and learn how one life, your life, can make a BIG difference in the world.
Participation in a CELL (Center for Ecological Living and Learning) program is more than an adventure; it will inspire you to be the change you want to see in the world. You will live in amazing eco-villages and learn experientially in a 24/7 learning environment. You will live and learn in a tight-knit learning community. You will learn how sustainability through community is possible. You will learn how the problems we face are big, but the solutions are BIGGER! You will never be the same. You will return home with a fire in your belly and a commitment to take action.
Housing options will vary by program. For more information please visit the specific CELL program page. The cost of housing will be included in the invoice that CELL sends to Appalachian and students will be billed through their Appalachian term bill.
|1CELL Program Cost||$14,900|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|International Health Insurance||$1.42/day|
|Estimated Additional Costs||Semester|
|1Essential Living Expenses||Varies|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||Varies|
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110|
|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.
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.
CELL programs offer a set curriculum to students. Information about the specific courses can be found on the individual CELL program pages.
Iceland (Fall and Spring)
Central America (Spring)
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 CELL 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|
|Fall Semester||2018||03/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Summer||2018||03/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|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.