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Gain GLOBAL Experience & earn credit toward your degree with API

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Find Your Program Abroad

Study & intern abroad for credit! It’s easy for you to find the right program. Search by any area of study, location, available courses, and more!

Study Abroad and Gain Global Experience

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Unique Study Abroad Destinations

If you are looking for a study abroad adventure off the beaten path, consider our “hidden gems” destinations. Study nursing in Costa Rica, environmental science in Bhutan, or perhaps business and social sciences in Lisbon or Iceland…the possibilities are endless!
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Intern Abroad Opportunities

With API’s virtual and on-site internships, you will develop skills that employers value. Build your resume and stand out from your peers, improve your odds of being hired faster, and set yourself up for a higher starting salary!

Let’s Get You Abroad!

Complete the form to get connected to our staff for personalized advising opportunities.

Invest in Your Future through Study Abroad

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Affordable Programs

We’ve rounded up our most popular and most affordable semester, summer, short-term language, and internship programs in one place to fit your budget, schedule, and academic needs!

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Earn API Scholarships

Each semester, API offers multiple scholarships to students across the country! We believe in making global experiences accessible for students of all backgrounds, income levels, genders, identities, and circumstances.
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Study Abroad is for ALL

Study abroad is a valuable investment you can afford to make! Read more on our blog about how API’s programs can be far more affordable than the average cost of a semester at a U.S. university.

Can’t wait to get started?

If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to Nacole Potts-Hartwick at [email protected] or by phone at 828-641-0325.


API offers best-in-class programming, with student well-being a high priority.

Our mission is to create better global citizens through international experiential learning. API programs are developed to be transformative, career-boosting experiences that include:

  • Community involvement through optional volunteer programs with API Gives Back
  • Cultural awareness through relevant coursework and time spent in multicultural student groups
  • High-touch student support throughout the program 

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About API

Academic Programs International (API) was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable experiential learning programs. Their extensive pre-departure preparation, coupled with strong support services on-site, facilitates academic, cultural and linguistic learning. Within the supportive environment of the API programs, API participants are encouraged to explore their host communities and become increasingly independent and confident in their own abilities. They strive to make international educational experiences accessible to as many participants as possible, and, as such, works to provide multiple program components at a low program cost.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

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Contact API About Our Programs
Email: [email protected]

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