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  • Locations: Angers, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer I
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  • Budget Sheets: Summer I
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Language of Instruction:
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.

For more information, click here.


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 & 84 earned hours
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 & Fees Student Accounts Student Accounts
1Program Cost $2850 $2850
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
1Airfare $1400
Meals $600
2Personal Expenses $400 - $600
Local Transportation $140
3Visa $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. 
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
3Some 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 Submit with application
1st Payment $850.00 1/31/2019
2nd Payment $850.00 2/28/2019
3rd Payment $850.00 3/30/2019

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 Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan 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 22 to June 22, 2019.

Pre-Program Meetings

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

Program Leaders

Ms. Meredith Pipes
Walker College of Business

Ms. Meredith Church Pipes is the Global and Civic Engagement Specialist for the Walker College of Business. Pipes earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Appalachian and a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Kansas. She has spent extended time in Mexico, Spain, Uruguay and Honduras and has co-led numerous international programs for the Walker College of Business, including programs to Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica, Turkey and Malawi. Pipes founded the Angers Summer Business Program and this will be her seventh year leading the program.

Ms. Lynn McNeil
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.

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.
    • 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.
    • 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.


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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.