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  • Locations: Angers, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer I
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  • Budget Sheets: Summer I
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Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Faculty-led Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Available
College: Walker College of Business Credits: 6-9 credits
Class Standing: Junior, Senior
Program Description:


Program Description

Angers Summer Business Program

In this program, offered in collaboration with the Université d'Angers, students will take classes with Angers business students in International Finance and International Brand Management, while experiencing French culture and language. Excursions include visits to landmarks in Angers, the Loire valley and Paris. The program starts and ends in the train station in Angers, France.

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BUS 3045-145: Introduction to French Culture for Business Students - 3 credits (Required)
FIN 4750-145: International Finance - 3 credits OR
MKT 3540-145: New Product Development & International Brand Management - 3 credits

  • Pre-reqs for FIN 4750: FIN 3680, ENG 3100/CTE 3340, and 84 earned hours (juniors by special permission)
  • Pre-reqs for MKT 3540: MKT 3050 & 54 earned hours
  • Pre-reqs for BUS 3045: 54 earned hours

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.

Paid to Appalachian State
  6 credits 9 credits
App Tuition & Fees1 Student Accounts Student Accounts
Program Cost2 $2999 $2999
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 in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee..

Estimated Additional Costs
Airfare1 $1500
Round-trip train fare from Paris to Angers2 $140
Meals $600
Personal Expenses3 $400–$600
Visa4 $0
Passport $150
1Students are responsible for booking their own flights to and from France. The estimate above assumes a flight booked into and out of Paris. 
2Students are responsible for booking their own train from Paris to Angers upon arrival and from Angers to Paris at departure.
3Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
4Some non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa prior to entering France. 

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.

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300.00 Submit with application
1st Payment $900.00 1/31/21
2nd Payment $900.00 2/28/21
3rd Payment $899.00 3/31/21

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.

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 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 with Laura Blalock PRIOR to applying to the program.


OIED Scholarships
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 web page.


Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from May 21 to June 18, 2021. (May 21st is the arrival date in France. Most travelers will need to depart the United States on May 20st to arrive on time.)

Pre-Program Meetings

Four to five pre-program meetings; dates and times TBD.

Program Leaders

Ms. Meredith Pipes
International Programs Coordinator
Walker College of Business

Meredith Church Pipes, an ‘01 alumna is Global and Civic Engagement Specialist for the Walker College of Business, a role she’s held since 2010. In addition to her other duties, Pipes has co-led study abroad programs to Costa Rica, Malawi, Turkey, Brazil, France, Mexico, and Cuba. Pipes was an adjunct instructor of Spanish at Appalachian State University for three years before joining the College of Business. She served as program coordinator for World Camp for Kids in Honduras, a not-for-profit providing HIV prevention education. Pipes was the Regional Programs Coordinator for the Programa Internacional de Estudios de Español in Ronda, Spain. Pipes earned her Master’s degree in Latin America Studies from the University of Kansas.

Ms. Lynn McNeil
Adjunct Instructor, Dept. of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Lynn McNeil is a lecturer of French in the Dept. of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. She earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Wake Forest University, a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies (language & culture) from UNC Charlotte, and a master’s degree in French Teaching from Appalachian State University. In 2015 and 2016 she served as the Logistics & Social /Cultural Coordinator for the TEA Program (Teaching Excellence & Achievement), a US State Dept. program that brings international teachers to ASU for six weeks of pedagogical training. She has served as the advisor of the Cercle Français (ASU student club) for the past 9 years. Earlier in her career, Lynn worked for several non-profits where she coordinated international education and exchange programs.  This will be Lynn’s seventh year serving as a leader of the Angers Summer Business Program.

Ms. Veronica Lozano-Toub
Associate Director, Business Career Services
Walker College of Business

Veronica Lozano-Toub has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in Austin and a Master's in education from Smith College. She has had over 20 years experience teaching a diverse range of students in a variety of settings. She taught for nine years in the College and Career Readiness Program at Caldwell Community College. Her international experience includes five years teaching ESL in Aix-en-Provence, France. In her current position as an Associate Director of Business Career Services, she provides career coaching to business majors, assists recruiting employers and helps connect students to job and internship opportunities.


How to Apply

    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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 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.


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.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.