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Enrich the time between high school and college in a gap program, differentiate your resume with an internship, or get class credit while you study abroad. Along the way, you’ll attend prestigious universities, enjoy career-accelerating experiences, and immerse yourself in Argentina’s language, lifestyle and culture.

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Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Destination Overview

Immerse yourself in French culture and the way of life in Grenoble or Paris!  Courses are taught in French at all levels, from beginning to superior. Classes are comprised of other foreign and American students.

Whether it’s gastronomic greatness, artistic endeavor or cultural cachet you’re looking for, there’s no doubt that France still sits right at the top of the European heap. France is the country for which the word chic was invented – seductive and aloof, old-fashioned and forward-looking, but always characterized by a certain je ne sais quoi. France is Europe’s most diverse, tasty, and, in many ways, exciting country to explore. With more than 60 million people, it features three distinct mountain ranges (the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Central), the Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, cosmopolitan cities, and sleepy villages.

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Cities in France with API Programs:

Grenoble France
Why Grenoble
  • Study abroad and live in the French Alps

  • Proximity to Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, and the Mediterranean

  • Great skiing and winter sports (site of 1968 Olympic Winter Games)

  • Amazing French cuisine

  • Acclaimed French universities

  • Fantastic hiking and biking

  • Wonderful museums and culture

Paris France Notre Dame
Why Paris
  • Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, and some of the best museums in the world

  • Hub for European travel

  • World-class cosmopolitan city

  • Home to legendary artists, poets, politicians, and scientists Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, and some of the best museums in the

  • Fashion/art/culture capital

  • One of the most romantic cities in the world

  • Amazing cuisine

  • Excellent French universities

Paris France Notre Dame

Diversity, Equity and 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. API demonstrates its commitment to inclusiveness by providing affordable and accessible programs, offering individualized support, and conducting ongoing diversity education and training for all API staff. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

Read more about Europe on our blog:

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“API provided me with the tools I needed to succeed, while also challenging me to grow personally, professionally, and academically. 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.”

~Stephanie M.
API Grenoble student
Student at Eiffel Tower in Paris
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