API gap year study abroad programs offer recent high school graduates the opportunity to complete college courses abroad prior to beginning an undergraduate program at a university in the U.S. Students will receive extensive support and guidance before traveling abroad, and they will be integrated with API university program participants and other local students on-site. Throughout their program, your students will have support available from the API on-site coordinators and directors. Students may choose to study for a semester or full academic year.
API gap community service programs offer recent high school graduates the opportunity to explore their strengths while contributing to community organizations and programs. Through their community service work, students will gain new perspectives, learn about the value of teamwork, and witness how sharing across cultures can have a positive impact on all involved. Students may choose to serve for one, two, or three months in each location.
API internships provide unique opportunities for gap students to explore an area of professional interest in several exciting fields and destinations. API internship programs offer a number of career and cultural resources to help participants maximize their personal and professional development. API works with students pre-departure to find the best possible internship placement to meet their learning objectives and future career interests. Students choose to stay for just eight weeks or as long as three months. Internship placements are customized based on each applicant’s interests and skill set. Past interns have been placed in a broad variety of disciplines, including accounting, communications, education, engineering, hospitality, social services, and more.