Gain GLOBAL Experience & earn credit toward your degree with API
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
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!
Let’s Get You Abroad!
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Invest in Your Future through Study Abroad
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!
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.
“I felt very supported by the API program staff, but also like I was living in a foreign country on my own, which is something I wanted out of my experience. API was the most affordable option that I found, while also including so much more in their program than others.”
Diversity, Equity and 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. API demonstrates its commitment to inclusiveness by providing affordable and accessible programs, offering individualized support, and conducting ongoing diversity education and training for all API staff. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.
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.
Diversity, Equity, and 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.
Who is API?
Academic Programs International (API) is an approved affiliate provider that works closely with U.S. institutions and universities abroad. API was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable experiential learning programs. API’s 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. API strives 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.