Gain Global Experience

with Southwestern University & API

Featured 2024 Programs:

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SU European Cultural Explorations

App Deadline: Nov 10th, 2023

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Dates: June 1st – June 27th 2024

The European Cultural Explorations program includes 2 credits in the Spring 2024 semester and a 6-credit, 4-week traveling component where students visit multiple European countries. Locations for Summer 2024 include Galway, Ireland; Plitvice Lakes and Dubrovnik, Croatia; Prague, Czech Republic.

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SU Granada - Intermediate Spanish

App Deadline: Dec 1st, 2023

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Dates: May 24th – July 14th 2024

The SU Granada Program is a 7-week, 8-credit program for SU students with a minimum of one semester of college-level Spanish. On this program, students earn credit for Spanish II and III in the historic city of Granada in southern Spain. 

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SU Buenos Aires - Advanced Spanish

App Deadline: Dec 1st, 2023

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Dates: May 25th – July 6th 2024

The SU Buenos Aires Program is a 6-week, 8-credit program for SU students who have completed a minimum of 3 semesters of college-level Spanish. Students advance their Spanish skills in one of the most beautiful cities of Latin America.

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Gain a Global Edge with


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

Southwestern + API = More Scholarships!

Your university and API have partnered to bring more scholarship opportunities to you!

Get accepted to an API program and become automatically eligible for a scholarship!

It couldn’t be easier: just apply for your program––the earlier the better––to be considered.

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Awards will be communicated to you as soon as possible after acceptance into the program, so you will know early on how much funding you will receive.

These awards start at $500 and go up from there, based on the program type, duration, and student need.

Questions? Visit the study abroad office for more details.

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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

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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 this program, or how to get the process started at your school, click the button below or visit the Office of Intercultural Learning at 1001 East University Ave.


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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Email: [email protected]

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