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Study Abroad Programs

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. With programs lasting as short as one week and financial aid available, it’s an opportunity you cannot afford to miss!

 Types of Study Abroad Programs

Rome SummerPrograms range from one to five weeks, include 10-30 students, and are led by APSU faculty members. You can usually earn between three to six APSU credit-hours in these programs. Some of the Faculty-Led programs offer service-learning opportunities. These programs usually take place during Winter Break, Spring Break, or summer. Programs>>

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Exchange in ItalyExchange programs are a semester or a full academic year. You will study at a partner institution where classes are taught in English (unless student indicates otherwise) and earn at least 12 APSU credit-hours per semester. In most cases, students only pay tuition at APSU. Rather than traveling with a group you will travel independently, immersing yourself in the academic experience and host country’s culture. See below for a list of our exchange partner universities! Programs>>

Exchange Agreement Partners (MOU): 

The Magellan Exchange includes member universities in Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Serbia South Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Check out their website to see all of the options!

National Student Exchange (NSE) provides accessible collegiate study away to undergraduate students at member colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

CCSA StudentsThese are study abroad programs organized – and shared – by several institutions. If you choose to take part in a consortium or third-party provider program, you will travel with students and faculty from other universities but earn APSU credit-hours. These programs are offered in winter and summer break, as well as for semester and year long periods, and classes are taught in many disciplines See the list of our partner organizations below! Programs>>

InternshipThese programs offer the opportunity to work in an international setting. Placements are typically unpaid, can last anywhere from five to nine weeks, and usually takes place during summer. If you are interested in doing an internship abroad, please contact our office. 


Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.25 GPA on file (2.75 for ISEP). Students who are classified as freshmen must have at least one semester of college credit in order to study abroad. Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may not be recommended, but can file for a study abroad appeal. 

Student cannot have recent or pending criminal or student code of conduct proceedings. Students who have been found in violation of any criminal statute or student code of conduct provision within the last 12 months or have such charges currently pending will not be considered. All other instances involving violations of criminal statutes or student code provisions will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Students that do not meet eligibility requirements may complete the appeal process for possible acceptance by completing the Study Abroad Appeal Form and bringing all the required documents. Study Abroad Appeal Form


Student Testimonies

 QuoteStudying abroad with the service learning component of education is an experience unlike other. Being able to study in London allowed me to not only learn the material, but to get to see what I learned from books happening in the real world. I have a busy life and was happy to find out that I could still get this practical experience because the time abroad was only during Spring Break.”  Keylee, London



Nathaniel Quote"Studying abroad in Spain gave me the opportunity to experience an entirely different culture. From the beautiful architecture to the amazing people and food, Spain has opened my eyes to life on the other side of the world. It has also shown me that we as people are not so much different from one another." Nathaniel, Spain 


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 Study Abroad and International Exchange at (931) 221-6851 or email InternationalEd@apsu.edu.