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
Programs 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>>
Exchange 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):
- Argentina: Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano
- Austria: Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
- Bolivia: Universidad Privada Boliviana
- Canada: Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
- China: Central University of Finance and Economics
- China: Communication University of China
- Czech Republic: Univerzita Pardubice
- England: Manchester Metropolitan University
- France: Université d'Orléans
- France: Université de Rennes 1
- France: University of Rouen Normandy
- Germany: University of Bamberg
- Hungary: University of Dunaújváros
- India: Birla Global University
- Japan: Komatsu University
- Japan: Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (NUFS)
- Japan: Prefectural University of Hiroshima
- Japan: Rikkyo University
- Netherlands: Fontys University of Applied Sciences (FUAS)
- New Zealand: University of Waikato
- Poland: University of Rzeszow
- Romania: Universitatea Babes-Bolyai
- Romania: University of Bucharest
- South Korea: Kyungpook National University
- South Korea: University of Seoul
- Spain: Universidad de Burgos
- Sweden: Mid Sweden University
- Taiwan: National Changhua University of Education
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.
These 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>>
These 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