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International Students playing water ballon toss during the welcome picnic fall Jihoon and Del at the Mudbowl, Fall 2011

Austin Peay State University and International Students

Austin Peay offers three international study opportunities: partner institution exchanges, summer institutes and research partnerships. If you are interested in pursuing any of these opportunities, contact the Office of International Education at (931) 221-6851 or by e-mail.

Below, you will find quick facts about the university, city and international student experience. For more detailed information, email the Office of International Education.

For more information about F-1 degree-seeking international student undergraduate admissions, please visit the Office of Student Admissions.

Visit the College of Graduate Studies for additional information about APSU graduate degree programs.

The Location

Clarksville, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. For information about Clarksville visit the city's web site at

Nashville International Airport is located 45 minutes southeast of APSU.

120,000 people reside in Clarksville.

Average temperatures range from 28°F (-2°C) to 89°F (32°C)

Clarksville is surrounded by natural beauty, the amenities of city living and an array of opportunities for outdoor recreation. 

The APSU Campus

Measuring 160 acres, the campus strikes a balance between lush green space and state-of-the-art facilities, including one of the state’s premier science education complexes, a brand-new fitness center and village-style student apartments.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continually ranks APSU as one of the safest campuses in Tennessee.

Apartments, shared suites and private rooms are available. All residents have free access to the Internet, cable television, and laundry machines.

A variety of dining options is located near the residence halls. Meal plans are purchased at the start of the semester, and students use their identification cards to “pay” for meals.

Students can ride Clarksville Transit System buses for free. Bus stops are located around campus and the bus depot is just three blocks away. APSU offers the Peay Pickup (free trolley system) that transports students around the perimeter of campus. 

The Student Experience

Class Size
With only 21 students in the average class, professors can provide personal attention in a setting that allows for conversation, not just lectures.

Student Life
The University offers more than 70 student organizations, including social groups, professional associations and honor societies. Students also can participate in a variety of free activities, such as fitness classes, scholarly discussions and movie nights.

APSU awards associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree can choose from more than 60 programs of study. Upon graduation, International students are eligible to receive friendship pins and international graduation stoles at the Global Govs Recognition Banquet. For more information on how to recieve pins and stoles go to the Global Govs Recognition Banquet webpage.