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Great options for students of any major or year!

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Fulfill credit with our 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!

Featured Study Abroad Programs at GVSU

Explore your college’s recommended study abroad programs or explore your options get the credits you need from the destination of your choice!

Seidman College of Business

Full Curriculum at the University of Limerick – Courses are taught mainly by Irish instructors, and business courses listed at the link below are pre-approved for transfer to GVSU. Learn more about the opportunity to live alongside Irish and other international students for a truly cross cultural experience!

See all pre-approved GVSU business classes abroad >>

Additional programs by business major can be found here: 

Accounting | BusinessEntrepreneurshipFinance | International Business | Management | Marketing

College of Community and Public Service
  • Humanities and Social Sciences in Buenos Aires – This program offers two tracks: one for students who prefer to take some or all coursework in English and an advanced track for students who prefer to take all of their coursework in Spanish.
  • Tourism and Hospitality Studies in Barcelona – Choose from a range of courses offered in English and Spanish. The goal of the program is to train professionals with the managerial skills needed to hold positions of responsibility in tourism and hospitality companies and institutions..


College of Education


Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
  • Business, Computer Science, and Engineering in Iceland – Students will take courses in a variety of subject areas conducted in English, including international business, computer science (including game design), and engineering.
  • Engineering and Computer Science in Bilbao – This program is designed for S.T.E.M. majors and minors who want to complete courses in their major in Spain! Students choose their courses from a mix of S.T.E.M., international business, and Spanish language and culture offerings.


College of Health Professionals
  • Summer Health and Human Services in Rome – Enroll in courses in English covering global health and health systems to complement any pre-health degree plan. Come study at the Rome campus of the largest private medical school in Italy!
  • Summer Medical Immersion Program for Spanish Speakers in Buenos Aires – Students in this program will earn 6 credits of Spanish language while completing 60 hours of clinical rotations at the local hospitals. Mornings will be spent at the hospital, while afternoons will be spent on Spanish language instruction and seminars with local health professionals.


Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Summer Irish Studies in Galway – Students who choose to study abroad in Galway with API during the summer are provided an integrated introduction to Irish Studies and a broad range of elective courses, including Irish language (Gaelic)! Many courses include field trips designed to complement the courses.
  • Multidisciplinary Studies for Advanced Spanish Speakers in Barcelona – Advanced and superior-level Spanish speakers who choose to study abroad in Barcelona with API in the Multidisciplinary Studies for Advanced Spanish Speakers program have the option to take advanced language courses, as well as a wide variety of course offerings in other disciplines.


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Kirkhof College of Nursing


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Get a jump on your professional future through career exploration and skills development. Our internship programs are designed to provide you with training and resources to prepare you for a meaningful and successful career.

Types of Internships

API can locate high-quality, customized internship placements in nearly all fields of study!

API intentionally seeks placements within small or midsized organizations when possible to allow participants to have more hands-on, relevant experience and a broader range of responsibilities with the exception of hands-on, clinical work.

What's included

More details are provided on the respective program pages, but in general, the following features are included:

  • Customized internship placements
  • APIConnect platform
  • Orientation materials and resources
  • Internship prep and advice
  • Workplace and culture orientation
  • Housing
  • Access to Resident Coordinators/Directors 24/7
  • Academic credit (optional)
  • Internship placement oversight
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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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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 studying abroad or how to get the process started at your school, reach out to your study abroad office!


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.

Contact API About Our Programs
Email: [email protected]

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