Academic Programs International

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Academic Programs International (API) is an independent study abroad provider based in the United States. Its locations include Argentina, Bhutan, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Scotland, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates.

API offers international internships in Argentina, Chile, England, Ireland, and Spain on which participants have the opportunity to earn college credit.

API procures housing and educational arrangements as well as excursions in each program. A scholarship of $250–1000 is also provided, the amount being partially based on financial need and partially based on the student's merits (essays/recommendations).

Destinations[edit]

Argentina

Bhutan

Chile

  • Valparaíso – Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
  • Viña del Mar – Universidad Viña del Mar, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

China

Costa Rica

Cuba

Croatia

England

France

  • Caen – Université de Caen, Basse-Normandie
  • Grenoble – Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Francaises, Grenoble École de Management
  • Paris – Université de Paris, Université de Paris VII (Diderot), Université de Paris IX (Dauphine)

Germany

  • Berlin – FU-BEST, the Berlin European Studies Program of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

  • Florence – Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute
  • Rome – John Cabot University, Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute
  • Taormina – Babilonia – Center for Italian Language and Culture
  • Tuscania – Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute
  • Venice – Marist College

Mexico

  • Querétaro – Centro Intercultural de Querétaro

Poland

  • Kraków – Jagiellonian University of Kraków

Portugal

Qatar

Scotland

Spain

United Arab Emirates

Fees[edit]

Program prices vary based on location and term, but can hover around $4,000-$7,000 for a summer session, or $8,000-$25,000 for a semester session (check website for current pricing information). Fees for most programs do not vary with how many credit hours are taken in that period, and include many useful services such as housing, meals, travel, medical insurance, etc.

Excursions[edit]

Each program typically offers multiple extracurricular excursions (depending on the selected destination) included in the flat-rate fee. These may include day trips, overnight/weekend trips, or international trips. They last a few days and travel is done with other students in the API group.

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