Gain GLOBAL Experience & earn credit toward your degree with API
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
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!
“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.”
Can’t wait to get started?
If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to the Office of Global Engagement located on the 3rd Floor Ryals Hall, 305.
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
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.