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.
COM 2124-145: Intercultural Communication – 3 credits
COM 3549-145: Experiential Intercultural COM – 3 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
1Tuition and fees for summer programs can be found at this link. After selecting the appropriate summer tuition and fees cost sheet scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates". Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
2Program Cost includes airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, 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 Poland and/or Czech Republic.
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 Laura Blalock 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.
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.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships
The international component of this course will run from 5/11/21 to 06/08/21
Five (5) pre-departure meetings. Dates and time TBD.
Dr. Nina-Jo Moore
Department of Communication
An experienced and well-seasoned traveler and program leader, Dr. Moore has led this program to Poland 13 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 34 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
- 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.
- SEND YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- During the pandemic, OIED is unable to receive signed applications in our office.
- To expedite processing of your application, scan it or use your smartphone to photograph it in its entirety and send the digital copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then follow one of the two steps below.
- If you are on campus, put the signed application in an envelope clearly marked "OIED" and hand it to a clerk at the campus post office. No postage is necessary.
- If you are off campus, mail it to Appalachian State University, Attn: OIED, ASU Box 32803, Boone, NC 28608. Please note that there is no need to send it by Priority Mail, certified mail, or by courier (e.g., UPS or FedEx). First class mailing is sufficient.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon receipt of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to view the Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop
slide presentation prior to submitting the signed application to OIED.
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, 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 03/15/2021 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.