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  • Locations: Gdansk, Poland; Krakow, Poland; Olszt, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Warsaw, Poland
  • Program Terms: Summer I
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Full
College: College of Fine & Applied Arts Credits: 6 credits
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Poland COM

Program Description

This course is designed to allow students to learn, through studying theories and through practical experiences, the concepts relative to intercultural communication.  This will include, but not be limited to, the study of communication between people from different cultures, and in particular, the Polish culture; differences in verbal and nonverbal communication across cultures; how cultural differences affect close relationships, education, the media, and the workplace.   Writings from other scholars of the field of intercultural communication will also be discussed. 

Courses

COM 2124-145: Intercultural Communication – 3 credits
COM 3549-145: Experiential Intercultural COM – 3 credits

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Billable Program Cost: $ 4,114.16

Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, most meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 400.00 (Summer tuition not included. See below for estimate.)
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: personal expenses ($200), and some meals ($200).
Undergraduate in-state summer tuition for 2019 is estimated at $975 for 6 credits.


* Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Poland, Czech Republic, or Germany.
** Tuition and fees for summer program are not included in this cost. Please go to this link and scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates" to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status. Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.

Payment Schedule
  Amount Deadline
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $1,271.39 1/14/19
2nd Payment $1,271.39 2/15/19
Final Payment $1,271.38 3/15/19

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash and Laura Sullivan or another financial aid counselor PRIOR to applying to the program.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 5/14/19 to 6/11/19.

Pre-Program Meetings

Five (5) pre-departure meetings. Dates and time TBD.

 

Program Leader

Dr. Nina-Jo Moore
Department of Communication
moorenj@appstate.edu

Biography
An experienced and well-seasoned traveler and program leader, Dr. Moore has led this program to Poland 10 times previously. Dr. Moore’s interest in leading this program began after she and her fellow Communication faculty members led a summer school program at the University of Gdansk in 1997. She believed that if she could talk the students into experiencing Poland, they would love it, and indeed, that is what happened. A faculty member at Appalachian State University for 30 years, her passion for teaching Intercultural Communication and for leading this program are evident in the experience she plans for her students.
 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
    • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
    • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
  5. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop,  please click here.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2019 but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.