Academic Programs International
Academic Programs International Programs
Study abroad in Salamanca, a popular university city that hosts many international students and is only 50 miles east of Spains border with Portugal. The Old City is a...
This program caters to the needs of those with little or no background in Spanish who want to study abroad in Seville, by offering Spanish culture, business and science classes...
Travel to Galway and experience Irelands authentically vibrant and rich culture. Ideal for any student who is ready to jump head first into the heart of Irish life and culture,...
Buenos Aires is the second biggest metropolitan area in South America, just after São Paulo. It is a dynamic, diverse, and modern city that still possesses a strong understanding...
Receive more than an introduction to la vie Française and live within the famed city of lights and love. This program is ideal for the student who longs for the romance
Students who choose to study abroad in Dubrovnik with API will take courses at Libertas International University (formerly known as DIU Libertas International University)....
Academic Programs International Reviews
Submitted by Carl - University of Dayton | July 18, 2018
API was incredibly accomodating from the second I landed in Italy. They did a great job with the beginning orientstion and helping us meet all the other kids involved. The living arrangements was unique and unlike any other college experience available with the actual Italian apartments. John cabot was a great University that supplied me with much better classes and educstion than I expected that challeneged me and allowed me to learn within the culture I was in. I miss Italy and the program I was involved with every single day and would recommend anyone to study abroad in Italy and have the experience of a lifetime.
Grenoble summer program
Submitted by Kristy - WSC | July 06, 2018
It was a great experience in a beautiful region of France! Plenty of time for excursions to other countries around. Classes were fairly easily and there were students from the United States and Europe.
Submitted by Grace - University of Wisconsin- Madison | May 09, 2018
I cannot say enough good things about API. Every single aspect of my program went smoothly. From my application process, to my arrival, to my departure, everything was handled for me and that was so amazing. My on-site director was beyond helpful with ANYTHING I asked for help with and my program director in the US was the exact same! My internship placement was interesting and in my field and my director was always willing to plan fun things for us to do. Thank you, API, for an extraordinary experience!
Discovering more of myself
Submitted by Stephanie M - Carthage College | December 27, 2017
API provided me with the tools I needed to succeed, while also challenging me to grow personally, professionally, and academically. After my semester abroad with API, I embrace change and often seek ways to step out of my comfort zone which I had never done before. I have a better understanding of myself and American culture as well as other cultures around the world. I even find myself participating in more "worldly" conversations regarding politics, cultures, education, etc. API staff were very supportive through the entire process of study abroad - from the pre-departure process, arrival, on-site staff, departure, to return home. I would definitely recommend studying abroad with API because I felt like everyone (in API) I talked to wanted to actually get to know me and help me grow.
Incredible academic year in Seville
Submitted by Leah - Western Washington University | December 19, 2017
I studied abroad in Seville, Spain with Academic Programs International for the 2016-2017 academic year. This program stood out to me because of the options to take both courses in Spanish and in English, live with a host family, and the included excursions! I learned a lot about being independent while studying in Seville, and I made lifelong friends. I felt very supported by the API program staff, but also like I was living in a foreign country on my own, which is something I wanted out of my experience. API was the most affordable option that I found, while also including so much more in their program than others.
Universidad de Sevilla is a centrally located university in Seville, and it's close to many shops, restaurants, and historical sites. I was able to take both English and Spanish courses, and received credit for all of them. My favorite classes included Painting in Literary Seville, a water color class, and Literatura y Cocina, a combined literary and cooking class. I also took some incredible history courses that actually involved a lot of time outside of the classroom, at historical sites and museums in and around Seville. I think that the classes were challenging in that many of them were long lectures entirely in Spanish, but the workload was very manageable.
I chose to live with a host family in Seville, and I think that this really added to my overall experience, and to my immersion in the local culture. My family consisted of a host mom, a host grandmother, and a host uncle. I also had an American roommate, another student from API. The family provided all of our meals, and also provided a lot of helpful information about the city. If you are looking to really improve your Spanish, choosing to live with a host family is the way to do it! I ate most of my meals at home, which meant a lot of my time was spent in Spanish conversation with my host mom.
My favorite aspect of my program with API was the availability of such incredible excursions, all included in the program! This is something that really sets API programs apart from other program providers. I was able to see and experience so many things in my host country that I know I would not have even known about otherwise. My favorite excursions include a trip to Extremadura, where we hiked 13 miles to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, and a trip to Aracena to make bread. The international excursions were incredible as well, and during the 2016-2017 year we went on an excursion to Paris and to Lisbon. Although the excursions are constantly changing, no matter where you go with API, you'll have an incredible time.
If you are considering studying abroad in Spain, Seville is a lively, warm city with close proximity to an airport, which is important if you are planning to travel during your time abroad! I looked at many of API's programs in Spain, but the proximity of an airport was a deciding factor for me, as well as the size of the city. Seville has a population of about 700,000, which means that you'll never run out of things to do or see. While I did love Seville, I think that if I would do it again, I would maybe have chosen to study in two different cities in Spain with API, one each semester. It can be difficult to make friends with the new student arrivals your second semester, as you are much more integrated into the host city than they are.
The excursions and affordability of API's programs in particular really sold me, and I'm so glad that I made the decision I did! Having the ability to take a wide variety of courses in both English and Spanish also helped me to find credits that would transfer to my home university. I was able to finish my Spanish minor at the Universidad de Sevilla, and am now participating in the Global Leadership Academy through API, to continue integrating international experience into my final year at my home university. I could not recommend studying abroad with API more, and Seville is an incredible place to study!