APSU Welcome Family. An APSU Welcome Family picks up an international student from the Nashville International Airport and then hosts the student for one to three nights before the student moves into the dorm. An APSU Welcome Family is expected to help the student move into his/her dorm as well as other necessary tasks such as taking him or her to the store to obtain dorm or grocery items. An APSU Welcome Family is encouraged to remain in contact with the assigned student throughout the year.
Holiday Host. A student is invited into a home for the day in order to experience a typical American holiday, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July, etc. This activity is more comfortable if two students join the festivities together.
Emergency or Temporary Housing. Students must vacate their dorms during the breaks and if staying in Clarksville, require temporary housing anywhere from a few days to two weeks.
Conversation Partner. The student would meet for one hour each week with the volunteer in order to practice his or her English-speaking skills. If you are interested in participating as a conversation partner, your name will be forwarded to the coordinator of the English as a Second Language Institute.
International Lunch Hour (a.k.a. Bridge Program Lunch) Students, staff and faculty bring their own lunches and gather together weekly for socializing. It is a time to meet and develop friendships in a casual setting.
Study-Abroad Fair. The Office of International Education is always looking for enthusiastic past study-abroad or exchange participants and culturally minded people to assist coordinators in explaining the opportunities to study abroad or participate in an exchange program at Austin Peay State University.
International Night. There are many opportunities to share your culture and international night is the perfect opportunity. This event is a night full of cultural entertainment, foods from around the world and a chance to learn where some of Austin Peay’s faculty, staff and students are from. Volunteers will help at the various tables, serving food and interacting with those interested in the many cultures represented at this event. Interested persons will be contacted by the International Student Organization.
Other International Programming. Help out with the International Film Festival, international lecturers and setting up for the Global Govs Recognition Banquet.