Welcome to International Programs/Academic Programs Abroad (APA)! Our role is to ensure that you are able to explore the world and broaden your horizons, all while earning credit at LSU. APA offers short-term academic programs as well as long term international and domestic exchanges that allow students many different options to choose from. The benefits of study abroad are immeasurable-they can help you learn a foreign language, build a resume that stands out from the crowd, and understand other cultures. A study abroad experience also is a smart investment in your own professional future; it helps you stand out on job applications or if you plan to apply to graduate school, law school or medical school.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and to let you know how to get started. We look forward to meeting with you so you may discover the different options available and find the one that is right for you. I invite you to explore our website, follow us on social media, and come visit us in person, in 103 Hatcher Hall.
Harald Leder, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Programs Abroad