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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Minimum GPA: 2.25
Housing Options: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Areas of Study: Biology, History
Program Description:

APSU in Antigua


Summer • History & Biology Courses • Undergraduate & Graduate 

Program Overview

Through this program students explore the island of Antigua to gain a better understanding of its history and culture, island life, and non-traditional medical practices. History and biology courses are offered. All students will have the opportunity to attend field trips to historical sites, local villages, medical facilities, snorkeling to see coral and shipwrecks, and other attractions to gain an understanding of life on the island today and in the past. Students have the option of taking biology courses or history courses or both.

Credit Hours and Courses

Undergraduate - HIST 2010, HIST 4900 (Topics). Graduate - HIST 5013.
Students in the history courses will learn about the history of Antigua and how it relates to American history during and after colonization. Students will benefit from the host institution providing access to the island’s research and universities facilities as well as visits to historically significant sites on the island and to area shipwreck sights and underwater remains of these wrecks.
Biology: BIOL 4900 (Topics) as well as a dual listed graduate course.
Students in the biology courses will learn about the pharmaceuticals options available in the United States and the limited pharmaceuticals options available on the island as well as the non-traditional options employed by local villagers. Students will become part of the medical team at the American University of Antigua’s simulation lab. Students will also have the option of becoming certified in Basic Life Support while visiting the medical school and will learn the importance of this program to islanders. In general, the students will have a better appreciation for American medicine and a greater understanding of how natural products can and are used to treat various ailments and diseases. 

Lodging and Meals

Students will stay at a hotel located on the beach with various water activities available during free time.  All meals are included except while traveling to and from Antigua. 


Dr. Amy Thompson at (931) 221-6497 or 

Dr. Antonio Thompson at (931) 221-7915 or

Program Costs

Financial Aid 

Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. If you plan on using financial aid you need to call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with a study abroad counselor. 

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Application Fee

$280 (Due no later than January 15)

This nonrefundable application fee will be charged to the student's account once the student authorizes the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange during the application process.


Payment Amount Due Dates
1st Payment  TBA Feb 15
2nd Payment TBA March 15
Individuals will be billed each payment on their APSU student account. 


$840 (undergraduate)and $1350 (graduate)
This tuition is based on 3 credit hours. Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's account after registration.
$1120 (undergraduate) and $1800 (graduate)
This tuition is based on 4 credit hours. Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's account after registration.
$1960 (undergraduate) and $3150 (graduate)
This tuition is based on 7 credit hours (Both courses). Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's account after registration.

Total Application, Program, and Tuition Costs

Undergraduate: TBA
Graduate: TBA

Included in the Program Cost

  • airfare
  • AICASA costs
  • housing
  • planned excursions
  • most meals
  • health insurance

Additional Expenses

  • passport: $150
  • meals: $50 (two travel days)
  • Books: $100
  • spending Misc.: $300

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.