Appalachian State University

Year of foundation: 1899
Approx. number of students: 17,600
Period of study: Early September-Mid December; Early January-End May
MCI partner since: 2014

The City

Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Boone's population was 17,122 in 2010. Boone is the county seat of Watauga County and the home of Appalachian State University. The town is named for famous American pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone, and every summer since 1952 has hosted an outdoor amphitheatre portrayal of the life and times of its namesake.

The University

Appalachian State University is a comprehensive public, coeducational university.The university has been ranked among the top 10 Southern Master's Universities since the U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges Guide began publication in 1986.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, Appalachian State University has one of the highest elevations of any university in the United States east of the Mississippi River 1,016 m. The university's main campus is in downtown Boone.