Participate in a Semester Research Program!
Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world. A primary objective of all ISA programs is to facilitate the learning and development of students. We rely on host universities to provide quality instruction in the classroom, but ISA is the main facilitator of learning outside of the classroom.
The EuroScholars Undergraduate Research Program allows you to spend a semester at one Europe's leading universities participating in a professional academic research project and learning the language and culture of your host country. Research opportunities exist in many fields including liberal arts/humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. Gaining research experience at an undergraduate level will give you invaluable academic experience and set you apart from other applicants if applying to graduate school or research-related work. You will be an active member of the research team!
EuroScholars is a once in a lifetime opportunity to become familiar with the European academic culture and to investigate your potential in a future research career while enjoying the value of study abroad as an undergraduate student. EuroScholars offers opportunities at 9 universities in six different countries in mainland Europe.
- Semester or year abroad at one of Europe's leading research institutions
- Participation in a professional academic research project under supervision of a professor
- Research opportunities available in many fields including liberal arts/humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, and engineering.
- Enrollment in a language and/or culture course of the host country
- Experience and skills gained will prepare students for graduate school or a career in research
- Live on or near campus in pre-arranged housing
- No language requirement (research done in English)
- Fall Semester: August to December
- Spring Semester: January to June
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the ISA Euroscholars web page
Housing varies by city/institution. All ES students will be accommodated in university arranged facilities with other students, both international and local. Typically you will have a single room with access to shared kitchen and bathroom either through single study bedroom residence halls or multi room flats / apartments. Meal plans are usually not available as students cook for themselves.
The cost of housing will be included in the invoice that ISA sends to Appalachian and students will be billed through their Appalachian term bill.
Students participating on ISA programs will be billed through Appalachian the ISA program cost. This will replace the Appalachian tuition & fees for the term they are abroad. In addition to the ISA costs students will also be responsible for submitting a $200 OIED Program Development Fee upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Paid to Appalachian State
1ISA Program Fee includes tuition, housing, ES MidStay Program, and insurance.
|1ISA Program Fee
||See ES Page (approximately $11,600)
|2OIED Program Development Fee
|Intl Health Dev Fee
|Worldwide Health Insurance
2The 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
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
|ISA Application Fee
||$1200 - $1800
||$1200 - $1500
||$1200 - $2000
|Books and Materials
||$200 - $400
||$150 - $300
|2Visa (for US Citizens)
|Travel to Consulate for Visa
|4Personal Travel and Spending
||$1200 - $2000
2Visa costs will vary by country.
3Students 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.
4Personal 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.
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.
ISA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.
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.
The EuroScholars Program is especially designed for students from US and Canadian institutions who are interested in discovering their potential for a research career. EuroScholars offers unique opportunities to spend 1 or 2 semesters as a junior researcher at one of the top European research institutions. Supervision will be provided by academic staff, working on and/or responsible for the Research Project. The curriculum will consist of the Research Project (main element), literature review (independent study), elective (if applicable), and a language and culture course at the host university. Each semester a Midstay Program (2-3 days) is organized for all students.
The main element of the EuroScholars program is the Research Project. When applying to the EuroScholars program, you will select a specific research project from the EuroScholars Research Project Database. Almost all projects are ongoing research projects at the host institution, so as a EuroScholar, you will be an active contributor to an already existing research team. About 150 Research Projects at the 7 partner universities are available, in many fields of study. Projects are available in Arts and Humanities, Performing Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Law, Economics, Management, Politics and Social Studies. The other part of the curriculum is built around the Research Project in dialogue with the supervising professor
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 EuroScholars program will normally take a total of 12-18 credits. 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.
Students applying to an ISA program should complete the ISA application
while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page