Appalachian State recruits international students

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BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University is working to recruit students from overseas, especially in Asia.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported the school the school has put banners in more than a dozen high schools in China in hopes of recruiting more students.

Vice chancellor Jesse Lutabingwa says school officials think it’s important for students to have a global learning experience. One alternative to traveling abroad for students is to bring foreign students to the Boone campus.

Appalachian State has reached agreements with universities in Thailand and Vietnam for students to study two years in those countries and transfer to Boone for their last two years.

A delegation from South Africa visited last week.

Only about 150 international students are enrolled at Appalachian State now out of the more than 17,000 students.
Information from: Winston-Salem Journal,

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