This program will begin with eight on-campus classroom meetings during March and April, 2020, during which students will be introduced to British and World War II history, the art and science of cryptography, and the famed Enigma and Turing bombe cryptographic machines used during World War II. The travel portion of the program will be May 13-24, 2020. The first three nights of the travel portion will be in Washington, DC, during which students will visit the U.S. National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, MD, and the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. At the U.S. National Cryptologic Museum students will be led on a guided tour by the curator, attend a presentation by the curator on the cryptanalysis of the Enigma machine, and attend a presentation by an employee of the National Security Agency on careers in U.S. national defense. The next seven nights of the travel portion will be in London, England, during which students will visit Bletchley Park, the headquarters for Allied codebreaking during World War II, where codebreakers cryptanalyzed the Enigma machine and numerous other ciphers used by the Axis powers. At Bletchley Park, students will be led on a guided tour and attend four workshops on cryptography designed for higher education students. While in London, students will also visit a variety of other sites related to World War II, including the Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast, and Imperial War Museum, and several other places of historical value in the city and nearby. The next and final night of the travel portion will be back in Washington, DC, after travel from London.
MAT 2530-101 – Secret Codes of World War II – 2 credits
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.
Paid to Appalachian State
1Credits will be a part of a students normal spring course load and regular tuition charges will apply.
2Program Cost includes airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, breakfast, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
2Some non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa prior to entering the UK.
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 a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheet
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/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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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:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- 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.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
The travel component of this course will run from 05/13/20 to 05/24/20.
Eight (8) mandatory pre-travel class meetings during the spring semester; dates and times TBD.
One (1) mandatory post-travel class meeting. Date and time TBD.
Dr. Rick Klima
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Angela Mead
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- 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.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building and pay by cash, check, or debit card.
- 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.
- Pay through the Touchnet online payment system. If using the Touchnet system please make sure that you are making the payment for the international charges. Please see the Touchnet Payment Instructions.pdf.
- 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 WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here
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 January 16, 2020 at the latest.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.