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Getting Started

  • Apply for a passport. It will take between four and eight weeks for your passport application to be processed. Apply early! Go online to for more information about passports, including how and where to apply or choose Passport Process on the menu to your left. You may also contact either of the following for information on applying for a passport: 
    • Montgomery County Clerk's Office, 350 Pageant lane, Clarksville, TN 37040, (931) 648-5711, then press option 5;
    • Clarksville's Main Post Office, 2031 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., Clarksville, TN 37040, (931) 905-0927.
  • Choose the program that’s right for you.
    • Email to sign up for email updates about new programs, upcoming activities and scholarship opportunities.
    • Sign-up for a mandatory study-abroad advising session with the International Education Office to discuss programs, costs, academic coursework, scholarships, and more.
    • Attend APSU’s Study-Abroad Fair during the fall semester and Study-Abroad 101 during both the fall and spring semesters. (The Study-Abroad Fair is an expo-type event and Study-Abroad 101 is a forum.)  You will find out about study abroad in general at these events.
    • Research study-abroad and exchange programs that fit your interests and academic goals under the "programs" link to your left.
  • Consider the coursework. Discuss the courses you will take abroad with your academic advisor and the program coordinator for the program in which you are interested.
  • Figure out the finances. Discuss financial aid options – including SEOG grants and Perkins, Stafford, Parent Plus and subsidized and unsubsidized loans –with a study abroad financial aid counselor.
  • Meet the program coordinator. The coordinator can provide information about the application process, payment deadline dates and more. Program coordinators are listed under each program. If you need help, call the Office of International Education at (931) 221-6851.
  • Research the country. Go online to find out more about the country or countries where you will study at