Education Abroad

Global Learning

The Department of Theatre and Dance has an ongoing commitment to supporting international programing that supports student study in dance, theatre or other themes through travel abroad. Education Abroad programs provide students with opportunities to grow and experience the world.  Currently, our faculty offers faculty-led study abroad programs to Cuba and Europe; see below for a full description of Ritmo y Arroz: Cuba Through Dance and Food and Theatre in Europe: Past and Present. Still others on our faculty contribute to the university’s global learning initiatives through their teaching and research.

The mission of internationalization efforts at Appalachian is to develop awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and respect of cultural differences in both domestic and international contexts in its students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding communities. 

For more information about our trips to Cuba and Europe, as well as hundreds of other study abroad programs offered at Appalachian State University, visit the Office of International Education and Development,

Ritmo y Arroz: Cuba Through Dance and Food

Visit Cuba

Experience its music, dance and food off-the-beaten-path! Our next trip in tentatively planned for Summer Session I, 2019!

The "Ritmo y Arroz:  Cuba Through Dance and Food," education abroad program provides the opportunity to earn six credits while spending two weeks in Cuba.

Theatre in Europe: Past and Present

London and Beyond

In this three-week study abroad program, two Appalachian State Theatre & Dance professors lead students to England and one other European country (typically Scotland, Italy, or France.)  Students have opportunities to see innovative international performance, to interact with artifacts and sites from major periods in theatre history, and to explore European cultures that have profoundly impacted the development of American theatre.