Gain Global Experience

with Charleston & API

Find Your 

 Perfect Program

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Great options for students of any major - Academic Year available

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Fulfill credit with one of our exciting summer programs!

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Short Term

Explore intensive language, Jan term programs, and more!

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Build your resume abroad and earn credit at the same time!

Favorite Programs

of College of Charleston students

Experience Ireland with API

Get Inspired in Ireland

Picture yourself exploring the beauty of Ireland between classes in Dublin, Galway, or Limerick! Explore ancient moss-covered ring forts, discover the lush valleys, and gaze at some of the world’s most iconic landscapes. With a wide variety of coursework available from some of the world’s top universities, you can find a program with the coursework you need to graduate on time!

Experience Scotland with API

See Yourself in Scotland

API offers programs in two culturally and historically rich Scottish cities – Edinburgh and Stirling. Whether you land in the capital city of Edinburgh or study in Stirling, the entrance to the Scottish Highlands, we’ve got programs to fit every student. Large course libraries paired with specializations like math, engineering, and more allow students like you to stay on track in your degree plan!


Budget-Friendly Programs by Region

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Introducing: Fare Finder™!

In an effort to reduce financial barriers and increase access, we are offering the Fare Finder™ app right inside of APIConnect to provide access to discounted airfare for academic travel! You can hold flights ahead of purchasing at no additional cost, and book higher value fares with more favorable terms and conditions. 

What's Inside Fare Finder™?

  • Lower fares
  • Hold flights and share itineraries
  • Secure more favorable terms
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Broad sort and filter options
  • Simplify the booking process
  • And more!
What's APIConnect?

APIConnect is a software platform that enables you to apply for your perfect program from your phone, computer, or tablet. It streamlines your application process and helps you easily know what you need to do to go on your life-changing experiential journey.

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API prides itself on including as much as possible in our program fees to make sure that you have a full and rewarding experience abroad. Here’s a quick list of the most common pieces that API programs include:

  • Pre-departure advising from program experts
  • Tuition and transcripts
  • Housing
  • Excursions/Daytrips
  • Medical Insurance
  • Friendly, local API staff in every destination

See what's included in API programs.

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Financial Aid

Something that might surprise you: you can use financial aid to study abroad! API does accept all forms of financial aid according to approval from your home university or organization.

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API also offers a number of scholarships, and has assembled a list of other potential scholarship options from 3rd party sources to help you prepare to go abroad! Check them out on our scholarships page.

Let’s Get You Abroad!

Complete the form to get in touch, and we’ll follow up to answer any questions you may have!

If you’re ready to apply, click below to begin your application.

Connect with Your School

For more information on this program, or how to get the process started at your school, reach out to the Center for International Education!


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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