STUDY, INTERN, HIGH SCHOOL, AND GAP YEAR PROGRAMS
- Please note that the application deadline varies per program.
- Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. The application and payment deadlines follow.
- Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis.
TEACH, WORK, AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS
Applications for all programs are reviewed on a rolling basis, so there is no set deadline for applications. Most countries and projects require at least three months to process an application. See program pages for specific dates.
Low GPA Policy
API believes in the importance of a strong GPA but is willing to consider an applicant whose GPA falls below the official requirement in certain instances. Students may be asked for additional information, such as a GPA statement, one or more letter of recommendation, and an academic standing statement from your home university. If API cannot admit a student for the program originally desired, we will advise on alternate programs for which you qualify.
Special Application Considerations for Non-U.S. Citizens
API university programs require advanced or native proficiency in English. We are happy to consider any international applicants who are university degree-seeking students in the United States or Canada. API will also consider students from non-English speaking countries on a case-by-case basis. In the event that API cannot properly evaluate a student’s academic credentials or verify the applicant’s English proficiency, admission into an API program may be denied with a full refund of program fees.
Note: API’s ability to advise non-U.S. citizen regarding visa procedures is limited. International applicants are advised that they will generally need to work with the host country’s consulate located in their country of origin to solicit a student visa or entry permit.
Students on Disciplinary Probation or with a History of Disciplinary Infractions
API considers applicants with a history of disciplinary infractions on their home campus on a case-by-case basis. API will only consider students with disciplinary histories if the home institution has agreed that the student is eligible to participate in a study abroad program. If the infraction was relatively minor, API is more likely to approve the student. Students are advised that API has a strict Code of Conduct and failure to abide by API guidelines on-site can result in consequences such as removal from housing or dismissal from the program.
API Disciplinary Procedures
All students are required to sign the API Code of Conduct after confirmation. This outlines API’s behavioral and academic expectations, our disciplinary procedures if a student violates the Code of Conduct, including the appeals process. In general, for a first, minor infraction, students will receive a verbal warning. If the infraction is more serious or repeated, students would receive a written disciplinary warning. We share all written warnings issued with the student’s home university. Consequences beyond a warning can include dismissal from program-sponsored events (i.e. an excursion), from program housing, or from the program entirely for very serious behavior problems.