Experience The World Beyond Boone
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Experience The World Beyond Boone

Through INTAPP, it's yours for the taking.

551
Experience The World Beyond Boone

Appalachian State University has over 300 clubs and organizations, but only one of them has the privilege of working with the Office of International Education and Development. Introducing, International Appalachian.

International Appalachian, otherwise known as INTAPP, is a student led organization committed to diversifying the Appalachian State campus and the community of Boone as a whole.

According to their website, INTAPP is "an organization that seeks to increase international understanding and direct involvement with other cultures and countries at Appalachian State University and the entire state of North Carolina by providing a leadership outlet for internationally focused students."

Thanks to INTAPP and OIED, Appalachian State is ranked fourth in the nation based on numbers of students sent abroad.

“Every fall semester, around one hundred students from across the world come to Appalachian to study for a semester, sometimes even up to four years," says Alice Albl, who is a member of the public relations committee for INTAPP, "depending on what program they’re in, they can possibly stay in Boone for graduate school.”

INTAPP’s three goals are to attract more international students to Appalachian, to encourage more domestic students studying abroad, and to promote interaction between International Students and American students, while also promoting internationalization at Appalachian.

Last week, Nov. 16th-20th, was International Education Week. On Monday, they held a Global Perspectives Panel, where a group of international students discussed their home countries and how America has affected their views, morals, and lives in general. On Friday, they held “Culture Crawl” which was a free two hour event where international students, internationally focused clubs on campus, and organizations in the Boone community came together to put on various performances as a way to share their culture with students on Appalachian’s campus. INTAPP also holds the Coffee Buzz 5K every year to raise money for the Landon Hill Memorial Scholarship. Landon Hill was an Appalachian student, and a member of INAPP, who passed away while studying abroad in Spain in the fall semester of 2011. Every year, the scholarship goes to an Appalachian student who is planning to study abroad.

If you would like to join this awesome and successful organization, recruitment begins in the spring. There is an online application you have print out and turn in to the INTAPP office, which is located in room 205 in Plemmons Student Union. Then, the interview process begins. For more information about INTAPP, visit their website.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

88936
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

58099
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments