Unique Learning Opportunities
It might be that you that you want to develop your skills as a leader; experience a foreign culture by living in it; augment your education for personal growth; or, challenge yourself beyond the required coursework for your major.
There are distinct educational programs at Austin Peay that provide you these opportunities and more. These aren’t your typical programs but opportunities to push yourself harder and strive for something more.
President's Emerging Leaders Program
The virtues of scholarship and service blend seamlessly in the President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP). Through the program, you will:
- Learn communication techniques, problem-solving skills and conflict resolution from campus and community leaders;
- Apply leadership skills in real-life situations on and off campus;
- Understand personal and group strengths and weaknesses; and,
- Broaden your perspective on the demands of leadership both locally and globally.
Participants in the program receive an annual $3,000 scholarship and are required to maintain a 3.5 GPA while taking at least 12 credit hours per semester.
Study Abroad and Exchange
Examine global and regional affairs at Kyungpook National University (KNU) in Korea, Study physics at the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic, or immerse yourself in the French language during a summer at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
A study abroad experience is more than a trip to another country, it’s an opportunity to expand your horizons and explore the world around ... all while earning credit toward your degree.
Extended and Distance Education
Learning is the cornerstone of personal and professional growth. So whether you’re looking for creative opportunities in career development, training for employees or an interesting course for personal enrichment, Austin Peay is here to help.
We are committed to providing quality lifelong learning opportunities as an integral part of our mission.
Our Honors Program isn’t about making regular courses harder or more work-intensive, it’s about providing a richer academic experience for those looking to challenge themselves in creative exploration and intellectual development.
Student who participate in the Honors Program:
- Gain real-world insight from guest speakers who are experts in their field;
- Engage in lively classroom discussion where new ideas are exchanged;
- Attend performances that spur an emotion or challenge an idea; and,
- Conduct research that deepens our knowledge.
Qualified honors students come from all majors but are required to have a minimum ACT composite score of 26 and a high school GPA above 3.5.