Customized Programs

API specializes in creating customized and faculty-led programs abroad in collaboration with university faculty and staff. We will work closely with you to develop and implement a customized program that is tailored to your specific needs and priorities. Partnering with API means less risk, less hassle and a program that is your design.

Consider using APIConnect’s Learning Experience app, programming services, and content libraries as part of your custom programming!

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What You Can Expect


Submit a Request

API will review it to ensure we can meet your needs for the specified location and dates. Then, a dedicated program manager will be assigned to begin the program development process. If you have an outline, click here to submit your request. If you’d like our help to get started, inquire here.


Design Your Program

API will submit a proposal and work with you to make adjustments to meet your needs and price point.


Student Recruitment

Fill program seats with help from API’s marketing and advising teams.


Program Operation

On-site staff are there for the entire journey and provide cultural and safety orientation, excursions, cultural events, academic visits and help with any emergencies that may arise.


Pre-Departure Planning

Students and faculty will gain access to APIConnect, along with a dedicated Program Manager to help with each step of the process.


Program Evaluation

Upon completion, API will provide a program evaluation summary and recommendations for future programs.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to put a proposal together?

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On average it takes 2-6 weeks to put an initial proposal together. During that time we are evaluating the request and working with our on-site experts to gauge feasibility, collect logistical and pricing information and put together a program that meets all your needs outlined in your program request.

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How can API help us recruit students?

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API offers our full range of  in-depth marketing and advising expertise to ensure that program seats get filled.  Details of what is included will be part of our onboarding discussion.

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How does API manage safety and risk for a customized program?

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Upon arrival, customized program groups will be met by an API Resident Director who will serve as the group’s main contact on the ground. As a full-service provider, API Resident Directors will support the group throughout the program and are available to provide 24/7 emergency response services when needed. API also offers medical & life insurance coverage for customized programs, including medical evacuation and repatriation. If your school’s policy does not include this coverage, it is API policy to include insurance coverage in the program for all participants. All of API’s health and safety practices also come standard on any customized program; for detailed information on these policies see our Health & Safety Resources.
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What types of programs can I design/develop with API and what can be included?

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We design in collaboration with you, so let API know what you’re dreaming up and we will evaluate feasibility. API is a full-service provider, meaning we offer accommodations, safety management, transportation, cultural activities, academic coordination, logistics, excursions, and so much more! We can even “add-on” service learning, internships, or have your customized program feed into one of our semester programs.

I have an idea of what I want to teach, but how do I develop a program from here?

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This is the benefit of partnering with API. Our Customized Program Managers are skilled at listening to your vision and working to develop a program that meets your desired learning outcomes. Submit a request below and a Program Manager will be in touch to begin the process.

“I am completely satisfied, and very impressed. Your resident directors are marvelous, and the support I got from API both in Texas and Budapest was excellent, and given the medical emergency we had, very effective. I am particularly grateful for how that situation was handled”.