We welcome API Alumni Ambassador applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. A resume and cover letter is required in addition to the brief questions on the application.

Click below and fill out the form to apply:

API Ambassador Application Form

About API Alumni Programming

Your world was transformed. Now it's your turn to transform the world.

The API Ambassador program offers you the opportunity to share your abroad story by hosting events, marketing, developing content, making videos, and more. The ambassador program helps you connect the transformative experience you had abroad to a meaningful contribution to your campus and your resume- something potential employers will love!

Join the API Alumni Program as an Ambassador at any point during the semester and earn a return on investment in your abroad experience. By sharing your stories and growing your skillset, you can leverage your unique experience into opportunities to grow your marketable skills and build a portfolio of experiences valuable to employers, graduate schools, your community, and more.

Exceptional API Ambassadors are nominated to join API for a year-long program focusing on Global Leadership. Our API Global Leaders build core competencies of global leadership in a dynamic and creative atmosphere and are invited to train with other API Global Leaders at API Headquarters for an intensive 4 day training in Austin, TX in August of every year.

Benefits of the API Alumni Program

As an API Ambassador you will: 

- Host fun events to tell your story and gain professional experience and earn rewards along the way!

- Develop skills to share your experience in your community, on your campus, and in job interviews.

- Be empowered to transform the world in a concrete way.

- Learn more about how to apply your international experience to your career. Gain in-depth knowledge about how to appropriately reflect your international experience on a résumé, cover letter, and in job interviews!

- Earn rewards that reflect the skills you've earned and the work you're doing in the program - from reflection journals to in-depth résumé and LinkedIn profile reviews, API will reward you for each event. Global Leaders earn a travel grant upon successful program completion and Ambassadors have the opportunity to win a travel grant.

- Commit a minimum of 5 hours to program participation (self-paced online training + one event)

Want to learn more? Reach out to [email protected] today for more information.

    "If you aren’t ready for your API study abroad experience to be over and if international education has changed your life like it changed mine, I cannot recommend the Global Leadership Academy highly enough. The program allows you a chance to reflect on your experiences, rediscover who you are and what is important to you and provides an outlet to channel your energy into something meaningful and productive."

    Madison Goddard, API Global Leader

    Options to return abroad with API


    API encourages students to maximize their cultural learning by studying abroad as long as their academic and personal schedules allow!


    Students who select an academic year program have a special program fee which is less than the combined cost of the fall and spring semesters.


    Participants who elect to complete a second session with API, either in their original host city or in another site, will receive a discount on the second session program cost. API college, gap-year, and high school study abroad participants who complete a second program will receive a 5% discount on their second session, while participants who elect to do an API intern program during their second session will receive a $200 discount.

    Any subsequent sessions selected by the participant will also result in the same respective discount structure.

    API offers graduate and certificate programs in several locations that allow students to continue their advanced study and professional development abroad with API's comprehensive services and support.

    API offers the following study abroad graduate programs. Programs range from 1 semester to 1 year in length, though this may vary based on the degree pursued.

    London, England

    Limerick, Ireland

    If you’d like to pursue further studies in International Education here in the U.S., there are some great graduate programs out there. Here’s a brief list:

    API's international internships provide unique opportunities for participants to explore and cultivate their future career path through a high-quality, customized, credit-bearing* placement in several exciting fields and destinations. API internship programs encompass a number of career development and cultural resources to help participants maximize their personal and professional development.

    API offers internship programs in countries around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, England, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, and Spain.

    For more information on API's intern abroad programs, click here.

    *Academic credit is optional for an additional fee.

    All students receive a Transcript Release Form in their post-acceptance online forms. By completing this form, students authorize API to forward the official transcript to a specific official/office at the student’s home university. Upon completion of the academic session, the API office receives an official copy of our students’ transcripts from the foreign host institution. We, in turn, forward the transcript to the college or university representative whom the student designated prior to their departure. This process can take as long as 2-3 months to be completed.

    All official transcripts are accompanied by a cover letter explaining relevant course and credit conversion suggestions and an API translated transcript when necessary (samples available upon request). Many transcripts also receive an API translation page. Though not an official document, the API translation provides our recommendations for the number of American credit hours and grades that could be assigned for each of the courses completed abroad. We recognize that each university has its own standards and methods for translating foreign credits, so we offer recommendations based on precedence and experience.

    Request Additional Transcripts

    API alumni wishing to order an additional transcript can do so by referencing the information and links below. To order an official copy of your transcript click on your host country destination listed below. API directly processes and issues most additional transcript copies. In a few cases, the official transcript is instead processed by a U.S. university which serves as the "school of record" and issues the transcript. Programs that have a school of record are listed below. For further inquiries, please contact our Transcript Coordinator at [email protected] or at 1-800-844-4124.

    Most Study Abroad Locations:


    Share Your Story

    API Program Reviews

    Many independent websites offer alumni the opportunity to submit reviews of their study, intern, gap, or high school abroad program in a public forum so that future students and participants may learn about their options from their peers.

    Following is a list of some of the top sites where API students and participants have left reviews of their programs in the past, and where future students and participants may go for information to aid in their research.

    • Abroad101 is the largest independent study abroad review site on the web, and API is one of the most (favorably) reviewed programs.
    • Go Overseas Reviews – Go Overseas offers insightful articles, quizzes, and other fun study abroad resources as well as alumni reviews and interviews. Follow this link to read API’s program reviews.
    • GoAbroad.com is one of the largest and most reputable study abroad listing sites and features a testimonials section per program. Follow this link to read API’s student/participant testimonials.
    • Fans of API have also left many reviews on our Facebook Page.

    Contact API

    API is committed to offering personalized student service, and a big part of this is listening to what our students tell us. We encourage prospective, current, and former students to follow up with us at any time at [email protected] or 1-800-844-4124.