Appalachian State University
Honors students may live in the Honors complex of three buildings that includes the residence halls for freshmen and continuing students, and the office and classroom building for the Honors College (Appalachian Hall). Honors also offers the possibility of receiving financial support for studying abroad, as well as funding for conference presentations and thesis research. Service-learning courses are deeply embedded in the culture of Appalachian and Honors students typically lead service trips both domestic and international. The Honors College specifically offers month-long, clinical, social, and research experiences at partner schools around the world (e.g., India, Brazil, South Africa, and Mexico). These exchanges allow students the chance to observe the clinical training and practice in those professions in another country. Similar opportunities for research in fields such as chemistry and sociology, and intense immersion in social work is also possible. Honors houses the Minor in Medical Humanities, which provides an enriched curricular offering for students with any caring-profession career plan. Honors hosts the international, undergraduate neuroscience journal IMPULSE, which affords interested students the chance to learn about peer reviewing and to work with students from around the world who submit and review through the journal.