The Appalachian State University Youth Language and Leadership Academy

Camp Type: 
Academic
Camp Classification: 
Office of International Education and Development
Camp: 
The Appalachian State University Youth Language and Leadership Academy
Dates: 
Jun 15 2019 - Jul 13 2019
Registration Deadline: 
Mar 1 2019

Appalachian State University Youth Language & Leadership Academy (AppStateYLLA)

The Appalachian State University (AppState) Youth Language & Leadership Academy (YLLA)  is a competitive, rigorous, and fun academic program that helps students improve their English language proficiency and prepares them for university life in the United States. The program provides a mixture of academic sessions in English language, leadership skills, and a variety of academic sessions across disciplines during the mornings. In the afternoons, students are exposed to a variety of fun, cultural, and outdoor activities that teach students about life in the U.S. highlighting the diversity that exists in Boone, NC, and across the U.S.

The program is designed for students between the ages of 14-16 years.

Program Details:

Sessions 1: June 15 - July 13, 2019

Arrival:  Students arrive at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, June 15. AppState program staff will meet the group at arrivals and transport them to Boone, NC.  

Departure:  Students depart for their home countries from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, July 13. AppState program staff will transport students from Boone to the Charlotte airport and help them check in to their different flights.

Meals:  Participants eat all meals at Roess Dining Hall unless otherwise marked on the program schedule.

Accommodation:  Students reside in a residential hall on the West Side of Campus.  Appalachian staff persons are assigned to live in the residential hall with the students.

Program Cost: $3,500

Program cost includes all costs except international flight, U.S. visa application fees, and personal money for souvenirs.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019.

Application Fee: $300

This fee is part of the total program cost.

U.S. Visas:  Letters of invitation for U.S. tourist visa applications will be sent to parents of successful applicants by March 6. If students are not successful in acquiring a visa by April 30, the student will be withdrawn from the program and the application fee will be refunded. Documentation of rejected visa is required for the refund otherwise the refund will not be given.

Final Payment: Once visa is acquired, the remaining balance of $3,200 will be due by May 1, 2019.  You may log into registration site anytime between now and May 1, 2019.  Payments may be made by MasterCard or Visa.

For more information, email Karen Trefz at trefzkr@appstate.edu or visit https://international.appstate.edu/about/youth-language-and-leadership-academy-june-july

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