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APSU offers three new study abroad programs

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Residents in Canada, Argentina and Taiwan might be hearing a new phrase in the coming months – “Let’s go Peay.”

            That’s because Austin Peay State University has added three new international programs with institutions in those countries, providing APSU students with more avenues for studying around the globe.

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Residents in Canada, Argentina and Taiwan might be hearing a new phrase in the coming months – “Let’s go Peay.”

            That’s because Austin Peay State University has added three new international programs with institutions in those countries, providing APSU students with more avenues for studying around the globe.

            In August, the University formed an exchange partnership with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, creating exchange opportunities and research collaborations for students and faculty from both schools.

            “Students will have the opportunity to engage in a semester or yearlong French language immersion program and earn APSU credits toward their degree on the program,” Tina Rousselot de Saint Céran, coordinator of International Education at APSU, said.

            The Canadian university, located in the Saguenay region of Québec, has hosted APSU students on short-term language immersion programs since 1995. This new exchange agreement will allow APSU students to study for longer durations of time and will also allow APSU to host students from UQAC on exchange.
            APSU has also added two new summer study-abroad programs – History and Spanish in Rosario, Argentina, and Technology in Changhua City, Taiwan.

The Argentine program will run from May 27 to June 26 and will provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of that nation.  

“Students will learn about the history of the country and have a chance to improve their knowledge of the Spanish language while studying at the Fundación del Gran Rosario, living with local host families and traveling on excursions throughout the country,” Rousselot de Saint Céran said.  

The program will include trips to the capital city of Buenos Aires, the rugged northern region of Salta and the magnificent Iguazu falls, during which students will also visit neighboring Brazil. An information session for this trip will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Morgan University Center room 312. For more information on this program, contact Osvaldo DiPaolo at dipaoloo@apsu.edu or Gregory Hammond at hammondg@apsu.edu.

The Taiwan Study Abroad program will be based in Changhua City at the National Changhua University of Education, a sister university of APSU, from May 23 to June 12.

“This program will provide students with an excellent opportunity to immerse themselves in Chinese culture and explore ancient Chinese inventions and modern technology,” Rousselot de Saint Céran said.

The program will include excursions to the National Tsinchu Science Park, Sitou Forest Recreational Park in the central mountainous area, Kenting National Park at the southern tip of the island and major cities such as Taipei, Tsinchu, Taichung, Changhua, Chiayi, Tainan and Kaohsiung.  

An information session for this program will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 in MUC 312. For more information on this trip, contact Chin-Zue Chen at chenc@apsu.edu.