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The mission of API is to transform lives by providing enriching academic and cross-cultural experiences that foster increased self-knowledge, cultural sensitivity and understanding of the global nature of our contemporary world.

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Programs from API Study Abroad

  • API Study Abroad Program at the University of Granada
    Spain
    The Universidad de Granada was chartered and given official Papal ratification by Clemente VII in 1531. Through its almost...
    17 reviews
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  • API Study Abroad Program in Florence at LdM
    Italy
    API students in Florence study at Lorenzo de' Medici - The Italian International Institute (LdM). The campus is primarily...
    17 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • API study abroad students in Salamanca, Spain
    Spain
    Study abroad with API in Spain at the Universidad de Salamanca! The oldest university in Spain (est. 1218), Pope Alexander...
    13 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Multiple Countries
    API Study Abroad is a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping their participants through their experience, quality...
    13 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • API Study Abroad Program at University Autonoma of Barcelona, Spain
    Spain
    The Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona was founded in 1968 and is well known for its international profile. API students...
    12 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • API Study Abroad Program at the University of Seville, Spain
    Spain
    Academic Programs International (API) invites you to come study abroad in Spain at the Universidad de Sevilla! Founded in...
    9 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
  • Surfing in Santander
    Spain
    API High School's Spanish Language and Culture program immerses high school students (ages 16-18) in a collegiate setting at...
    9 reviews
    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study Abroad in Galway with API
    Ireland
    Come study in Ireland with Academic Programs International! Students take courses at the National University of Ireland,...
    8 reviews
    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Group of API students studying in Argentina
    Argentina
    API has partnered with the Universidad de Belgrano (UB) to offer students the opportunity to live and study abroad in Buenos...
    7 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • API Study Abroad Program at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville
    Spain
    Universidad Pablo de Olavide is a state institution founded in 1997. Its mission is to educate the men and women of tomorrow...
    7 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • API at the Instituto San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    Join API and study abroad in Costa Rica at the Instituto San Joaquin de Flores. This study abroad program is offered to...
    7 reviews
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  • France
    API has partnered with the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Francaises (CUEF) at Universite Stendhal to offer a unique study...
    7 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • API Study Abroad Program at the University of Barcelona
    Spain
    The Universitat de Barcelona was established in 1450 and is the oldest and largest university in Barcelona. Students...
    6 reviews
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  • Study in Bilbao, Spain
    Spain
    Come and study abroad with API in Bilbao, Spain at the Universidad de Deusto! Bilbao offers a vastly different experience...
    5 reviews
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  • Live and study abroad in Italy!
    Italy
    API Study Abroad offers a comprehensive study abroad program through John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. John Cabot...
    5 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.

Program Reviews

  • Rachel
    Age: 25-30
    Female
    Denver, CO
    Colorado State University
    10/10
    The best experience in college
    12/13/2015

    I had lived overseas before, but only when I was young and with my family. This was my first time going by myself, I prepared myself as much as I could by learning about cultural shock and re-entry shock and of course I had ups and downs while overseas. This experience changed me, it opened my eyes and gave me more confidence in who I was and who I wanted to be. I chose to go with a host family to give me the full experience and they became like my family there, I still keep in touch with my host mom today, almost 6 years later. My Spanish improved immensely because I made myself go outside my comfort zone, but I truly believe that is the only way to grow. I made friends, whom I still keep in contact with today. I even was able to return to Bilbao last year and stayed with my host mom again, it felt like going home.

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  • Kelly
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Bangkok, Thailand
    University of Limerick
    10/10
    API Limerick: A semester I wish I could relive over and over
    12/11/2015

    Nothing can properly describe my time studying abroad at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Mariah was an absolute joy to work with. The program provider helped me immensely with all of the documentation beforehand. I decided last minute to join (about two months before my departure) and they helped me every step of the way. I still, over a year later, think about Ireland often, and I am still in contact with my Irish roommates and fellow Americans. I even have visited two other API alumni since my return. I am figuring out how I will make my way back to Ireland again soon. I highly recommend anyone even considering going to Ireland to look into this program and have the best semester of their life!

    How could this program be improved?

    My class schedule was very confusing (and hard, to say the least). I wish I had been more knowledgable about the classes I was taking, as a majority of my time spent abroad was studying. It was one of the hardest semesters of my entire college career! That being said, I wouldn't have changed my experience for the world.

    Photos:
    Wandering around Galway for the weekend!
    API's planned weekend trip to Scotland.  Had the most beautiful time there!
    Our entire group biked around the Aran Islands and stopped everywhere we could for the amazing photos.  This was no exception!  A little dangerous though...
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  • Meghan
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Bethpage, New York
    University of South Carolina
    10/10
    Budapest
    12/10/2015

    Studying abroad in Budapest with API was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made.

    I did not know much about Hungary prior to my arrival, but the API program staff in Budapest helped me get acclimated and where there to help with any questions or concerns that I had. Budapest is a beautiful city with a lot to do. The API programs planned awesome excursions, and gave a lot of suggestions for things to do in the city without the group.

    I highly suggest studying through API's Corvinus University program!

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  • Dustin
    Age: 25-30
    Male
    New York, NY
    9/10
    Friendly Staff Connected Me to a Life-Changing Experience
    12/10/2015

    I was passionate to work in a developing country to help students learn English, the language that connects us all. The staff at API were equally passionate about helping me get to Vietnam and embark on the adventure that would change my life. I immediately fell in love with my students and the people in Vinh. The country has become my second home, and API made the connection between me and this wonderful place.

    How could this program be improved?

    The communication was very friendly and detailed, but sometimes quite delayed and missing important information.

    Photos:
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    Vietnam in the eyes of an American man
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  • Kaytlin
    Female
    Starkville, Mississippi
    Mississippi State University
    10/10
    It's football, not soccer.
    12/03/2015

    I studied abroad in London, and I decided to really create a life for myself when I was abroad. I wanted to take part in my experience, not just be a tourist. UAL offers a freshers fair for newcomers, and I attended and met the football club. I was hesitant to join, but one of my course mates was also on the team. She encouraged me to come to a training session and joined the team. It took them two weeks to break the habit of me calling it soccer, but by the time I did, they had become my family in London.
    I spent my last night in London with this team. The entire night I knew I needed to get back to my flat to pack, but I just could not leave them. These girls became my best friends. I stayed so late that I actually overslept and missed my flight home. I eventually got back home safely but miss those people every day. Going to London with API, choosing that school and meeting that time is the best decision I ever made.

    How could this program be improved?

    I would have loved some assistance in professional development.
    API did not have to provide it, but maybe some tips about how to use that time professionally too.

    Photos:
    Victory shot after we won our first match. (Hala, me and Micky)
    We dressed up as dalmatians for Initiation Night. (Vicky, me and Micky)
    So much love here. We just won the team's first game of the season.
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