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Japan, Russia 2 new summer study abroad programs

Austin Peay State University will offer two new study abroad programs this summer, one in Japan and the other in Russia.

Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit through either the Japan Study Abroad or Study Abroad in Russia. Both programs will be led by APSU faculty members.

The additional summer programs bring APSUs international education opportunities to more than 20.
Austin Peay State University will offer two new study abroad programs this summer, one in Japan and the other in Russia.

Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit through either the Japan Study Abroad or Study Abroad in Russia. Both programs will be led by APSU faculty members.

The additional summer programs bring APSU's international education opportunities to more than 20.

Japan Study Abroad is a six-week program (three weeks in Japan) on the country's ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto. Course topics will emphasize the adoption of Chinese civilization and the role of the capital as the center of civilization and culture. Some of Japan's greatest literary works also will be studied as part of understanding the country's historical and cultural contexts. Students may register for a history and/or literature course as part of the program.

Study Abroad in Russia is a four-week program that will focus on biodiversity conservation, freshwater biology and environmental biology. Courses will take place in two Russian locations: Lake Baikal, which is the world's oldest, deepest and most biodiverse lake, and Moscow.

For more information about Japan Study Abroad, contact Dr. David Nelson, assistant professor of history, (931) 221-7920 or nelsond@apsu.edu, or Dr. David Major, associate professor of languages, (931) 221-7927 or majord@apsu.edu.

To learn more about the Study Abroad in Russia program, contact Dr. Sergei Markov, associate professor of biology, (931) 221-7440 or markovs@apsu.edu.

For more information on other study abroad programs and financial aid available to support the costs of studying abroad, contact Tina Rousselot de Saint Ceran, coordinator of APSU International Education, (931) 221-6851 or rousselott@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger