Academic Programs International Presents
Around the world
Global Programs Designed to Boost Your Resume
Discover the World's "Hidden Gems"!
If you are looking for a study abroad adventure off the beaten path, consider our “hidden gems” destinations. These international locations are filled with local charm, rich culture, and are just beginning to be discovered by tourism.
Study nursing in Costa Rica, environmental science in Bhutan, or perhaps business and social sciences in Lisbon or Iceland…the possibilities are endless!
Intern Abroad Virtually Anywhere
Whether you go abroad and intern in-person, or you take advantage of a virtual internship, API’s international internships can give you an edge in the job market.
With API’s virtual internships, you can complete an international internship during the semester while staying in your classes so you graduate on time!
“I thought that this was a great program and a great experience and would definitely recommend API to a friend because of that. This exceeded my expectations because I was extremely happy with the work that I did and the people that I met and I thought that that would be hard to do virtually.”
Invest in Your Future through Study Abroad
Get Going for Less
We’ve rounded up our most popular and most affordable programs in one place. On this list you’ll find everything from a semester long study abroad program in Italy, a summer in Costa Rica, short-term language opportunities, international internships, and a variety of virtual experiences. Going abroad without breaking the bank just got easier!
Earn API Scholarships
Each semester, API is proud to offer thousands of dollars in scholarships to students across the country! We believe in making global experiences available to as many students as possible. Scholarships are just one of many ways we strive to improve accessibility for students of all backgrounds, income levels, genders, identities, and circumstances.
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. With scholarships AND financial aid to help cover the cost of study abroad, don’t miss out on your opportunity to explore the globe!
Finding Your Perfect Program Just Got Easier
Simple Search Tools
You’re looking a experience that will set you up for success and that starts with choosing the right program! Do you need certain courses to graduate? Or maybe you want to flex your foreign language skills abroad? Use our unique search tools to narrow down your options.
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 we include in an API program:
- Pre-departure advising from program experts
- Tuition and transcripts
- Medical Insurance
- Friendly, local API staff in every destination
- … And more!
Global Experiences Gone Virtual!
Through API’s virtual study, intern and lab programs, you can have a truly international learning experience from virtually anywhere. And, thanks to the APIConnect experiential learning platform, our virtual programs are anything but 2-dimensional.
Need a specific set of classes you can only get at certain universities? Want to combine an on-site internship with some accredited coursework? No problem! You can do all that and more by combining on-site programs with virtual classes.
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If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to the Office of International Programs located on the 3rd Floor Ryals Hall, 305.
Academic Programs International (API) is an approved affiliate provider that works closely with Mercer University, as well as with other 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.
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.