LR Student Rachel Birkedal at San Andres Xecul Church Guatemala

Study Abroad

Study abroad is a life-changing experience. Adapting to a foreign culture first hand allows students to develop an entirely new perspective about themselves and the world around them. Expanding horizons with a semester abroad demonstrates a sense of adventure, curiosity and flexibility. Studying abroad enhances communication and inter-personal skills, lends distinction to resumes, and attracts the attention of potential employers, regardless of the student's major.

L-R Students interested in Study Abroad should contact Dr. Duane H. Kirkman, Director, Office for International Education, Room 202 in the Learning Commons Area of Rudisill Library;; 828.328.7028


2013-2014 Fall Semester Information Sessions

All Sessions Will Be Held at the Office for International Education, Room 202, Learning Commons, Rudisill Library, with the exception of the September 23 Convocation in Belk Centrum at 10:00 AM.

  • September 17 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PM
  • September 18 (Wednesday) at 3:00 PM
  • September 20 Convocation in Belk Centrum at 10:00 AM
  • September 24 (Tuesday) at 10:00 AM
  • September 25 (Wednesday) at 8:30

If these times and dates are not convenient, students are encouraged to contact the Office for International Education for individual appointments.


Free App From U. S. Department of State

Smart Traveler App Released by State Department

The U.S. Department of State has released its new iPhone App Smart Traveler, a tool designed to provide easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, and U.S. embassy locations. Drawing on content posted to and, this free app allows users to see travel warnings and alerts issued by the State Department, gather background information about different countries, and find U.S. embassies and consulates overseas.


International Education


Regular hours are generally 9:00-12:00 M-F, and at all other times, email or call 828.302.2446 to chat or schedule an appointment


Room 202 in the Learning Commons, Rudisill Library





Everything you need to apply for admission is right here.