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Exchange Students

  • Trip to Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley

    Trip to Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley

  • Fall Fest

    Fall Fest

  • Exchange Students Participating in G.H.O.S.T

    Exchange Students Participating in G.H.O.S.T

  • Holiday Party

    Holiday Party

  • International Night

    International Night

  • Predator's Game

    Predator's Game

  • Exchange Students Participating in the Polar Plunge

    Exchange Students Participating in the Polar Plunge

  • Exchange Students Participating in the Mudbowl

    Exchange Students Participating in the Mudbowl

  • Trip to Kentucky Down Under

    Trip to Kentucky Down Under

  • Trip to the Corvette Museum

    Trip to the Corvette Museum

We are very excited that you are interested in studying at Austin Peay State University for a semester or academic year. First, you will need to be nominated by your home institution and complete the APSU exchange student admission process. Once you have been admitted to APSU, we will make sure you receive all the support you need and that you have an amazing exchange experience at APSU!
If you are a degree-seeking international student (F-1), please visit the Office of International Student Recruitment Services. If you are an international scholar, please visit the Visiting Scholar section on this website.

 The Location

Austin Peay is located in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. A city surrounded by natural beauty, Clarksville offers the amenities of city living with beautiful natural surroundings and many opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Situated 45 minutes northwest of Nashville, the University is convenient to the Nashville International Airport, the excitement of Music City USA and professional hockey and football teams. 

Students will find music, shopping, professional and college sports, and other cultural events on and near to campus. The many opportunities in and out of the classroom will give exchange students a true American cultural experience. For information about Clarksville visit the city's website at cityofclarksville.com


Nashville International Airport is located 45 minutes southeast of APSU.

164,496 people reside in Clarksville. (Fifth largest city in Tennessee)

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

The APSU Campus

APSU Browning Building
 APSU Browning Building

Austin Peay State University is located on an urban campus that for more than 180 years has been used for educational purposes and on which the buildings of five colleges have stood. Measuring 160 acres, the APSU 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 fitness center, Art and Design Building, and a new football Stadium.



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

Exchange students will live in shared apartments or dorms. Private rooms are available for an additional fee. All residents have free access to the Internet, cable television, and laundry machines. More>>

A variety of dining options from café houses to a buffet-style cafeteria are all 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. 

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

APSU offers more than 70 student organizations, including social groups, professional associations, and honor societies. Students can also participate in a variety of free activities, such as fitness classes, scholarly discussions, and movie nights. Additionally, the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange invites you to join the Bridge Program. The Bridge Program is a peer-mentor group of both international and domestic students enrolled at APSU. More>>

Continue exploring this site to learn more about the APSU exchange application process and experience, and to learn about other opportunities available to you. If you have questions, please call the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange at (931) 221-6851 or email us at  InternationalEd@apsu.edu. We look forward to meeting you!

International Students at GHOST 2023
Exchange students participating in G.H.O.S.T, a long-standing APSU Halloween tradition.