Studying abroad isn’t just taking a trip. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the world and gain resume-building experience while earning college credits. And with programs lasting as few as one week and financial aid available, it’s an opportunity you cannot afford to miss!
Faculty-Led programs last roughly one to six weeks, include 10-30 students and are led by APSU faculty members. You can usually earn between three and eight APSU credit-hours in these programs. Some of the Faculty-Led programs offer service-learning oportunities.
Exchange programs last a semester or a full academic year. You will study at a partner institution, earning at least 12 APSU credit-hours per semester. Rather than traveling with a group of APSU students and faculty, you will travel independently, immersing yourself in the academic experience and host country’s culture.
Consortium programs are study-abroad programs organized – and shared – by several institutions. If you choose to take part in a consortium program, you will travel with students and faculty from other universities but earn APSU credit-hours.
Internships abroad offer the opportunity to work in an international setting. These placements are typically unpaid and can last anywhere from five to nine weeks.
Employers value the skills you will gain through study-abroad experiences. As you adapt to foreign cultures and customs, you’ll become more flexible, confident and able to effectively interact in diverse environments – traits employers are seeking.
It will enhance your college career by exposing students to practical learning experiences.
It will open your eyes. You’ll return with a new perspective of your home culture and an appreciation for the unique differences you’ll find among world cultures. It’s hard to fully understand your culture when you’re immersed in it. When you study abroad, you’ll have the chance to compare and contrast life in your country with that of another.
Your international experiences and the friends you make abroad will help you better understand who you are, how the world works and how you fit in.
It’s fun! You’ll become familiar with a foreign country while you travel to exotic destinations that many people never have the opportunity to explore.
It’s an exciting way to experience the world while earning APSU credits.
Continue exploring this site to learn more about the programs and other opportunities available to you. If you have questions, please call the Office of International Education at (931) 221-6851 or email InternationalEd@apsu.edu.