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Want to explore a possible career path? Mix and match API's specially designed tracks to test majors, explore career opportunities, or pursue your personal interests. Take one course to try or build out a full term experience with Gap Global Select.
Discover the world by choosing courses from any of API’s designed tracks to get you started in:
— Add an internship! —
Combine academic coursework from the tracks above with a part-time or full-time virtual internship with one of API's global partners in a variety of fields. These placements require little or no prior experience—perfect for a gap student!
— Add an interactive lab! —Add API's Innovation Lab or Community Engagement Lab and develop innovative solutions to global challenges in a team.
— Add an excursion! —
Enhance your experience by traveling to one of several international destinations in January or March of 2021 with API's optional 1-2 week excursions.
Schedule an advising appointment and let us help you enroll for your preferred courses. Click here for last names A-K and here for last names L-Z to schedule.
Prices for 1 course start at $1450. Please note that pricing, dates, and deadlines vary by university. See info below for full details. Full Spring 2021 dates will be announced soon!
See below for program dates and prices, and get started customizing your experience at your price point! Final program dates and fees are dependent upon on the number of courses selected and the corresponding international universities.
FALL COURSES STILL OPEN FOR APPLICATION: - Costa Rica - Universidad Veritas (due September 10)- Croatia - Libertas University (due September 24)- England - University of the Arts, London (due August 25)- Ireland - University of Limerick (due August 15)- Italy - Lorenzo de'Medici, Florence (due August 15)- Spain - Universidad Pablo de Olavide (due September 15)- Spain - Universidad de Salamanca (due September 15)
VIRTUAL PROGRAM DATES AND FEES BY UNIVERSITY
COSTA RICA - Universidad Veritas: Sept 28 - Dec 17, 2020
1 course: $1,7802 courses: $2,8403 courses: $4,2004 courses: $5,540
*Pending current travel restrictions, this program offers students a unique opportunity to travel to Costa Rica from November 13 - December 18, 2020 and earn up to 4 additional U.S. credits for an additional fee of $3,280. This option is ideal for students enrolling in Veritas courses with a lab or fieldwork component - ask us for more details!
Application Deadline: September 10Payment Deadline: September 15
CROATIA - Libertas University: Sept 28 - Dec 19, 2020
1 course: $1,4502 courses: $2,5003 courses: $3,6904 courses: $4,880
Application Deadline: September 24Payment Deadline: September 25
ENGLAND - University of the Arts, London: Sept 21 - Dec 18, 2020
1 course: $3,4252 courses: $6,4903 courses: $9,6504 courses: $12,820
Application Deadline: August 25Payment Deadline: August 30
IRELAND - University of Limerick: Sept 28 - Dec 17, 2020
1 course: $2,9802 courses: $5,6003 courses: $8,3204 courses: $11,050
Application Deadline: August 15Payment Deadline: September 1
ITALY - Lorenzo de'Medici: Sept 14 - Dec 11, 2020
1 course: $2,2252 courses: $3,9753 courses: $5,8254 courses: $7,690Application Deadline: August 15 Payment Deadline: September 1
SPAIN - Universidad Pablo de Olavide: Sept 28 - Dec 18, 2020
1 course: $1,7202 courses: $3,0503 courses: $4,5004 courses: $5,950
Application Deadline: September 15Payment Deadline: September 20
SPAIN - Universidad de Salamanca: Sept 28 - Dec 15, 2020Band 1 - Business & International Studies1 course: $1,4502 courses: $2,1503 courses: $2,8504 courses: $3,720
Band 2 - Spanish Language & Culture2 courses: $3,1003 courses: $3,5404 courses: $4,200
ARGENTINA - Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT): Aug 3 - Nov 27, 2020
1 course: $2,9402 courses: $5,4803 courses: $8,1404 courses: $9,800
Application Deadline: July 30Payment Deadline: August 1
ARGENTINA - Universidad de Congreso: Spring Dates TBD
1 course: $2,4202 courses: $4,4803 courses: $6,6204 courses: $8,790
Application Deadline: Spring TBDPayment Deadline: Spring TBD
COSTA RICA - International Center for Development Studies (ICDS): Spring Dates TBD
1 course: $2,0502 courses: $3,6503 courses: $5,4204 courses: $7,980
Program participants will have the opportunity to culminate their virtual learning experience with an optional 7-16 day excursion in March 2021! Participants will experience the rich cultural heritage of the country of their choice through various tours, visits to historic sites, and opportunities to experience the local culture firsthand. Participants interested in this option may select one excursion and will be charged an additional fee. Please note that participants must be 18 or older by the program start date. The international excursions require minimum enrollment per location and itineraries are subject to change.
- Airport reception- API safety orientation- Housing- API welcome dinner and several group meals (some meals on own)- Medical and life insurance- In-country transportation- Entrance fees- Social and cultural activities
The week will include guided tours of each city, including Barcelona’s famous Barrio de Grácia neighborhood and a bicycle excursion through central Madrid. Students will also participate in activities designed specifically to expose students to local culture and history, to include language exchanges with local Spaniards and visits to local organizations, including a Spanish ham company – the best ham in the world! In addition, students will dive into the local culture with a flamenco show, rumba workshop, cooking class, and more. Several group meals are included throughout the week to connect and reflect on each day, and of course the week would not be complete without some churros & chocolate!
March dates: March 22-30, 2021
The week will include a guided tour of central London, including Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, and a flight on the London Eye. Students will also participate in activities designed specifically to expose students to local culture and history, such as a trip to the Bank of England museum, a tour of British Parliament, as well as the opportunity to participate in a guest lecture on the LSE campus! In addition, students will dive into the local culture with tours of Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, a West End Theatre show, and more. The week also includes a day trip to Paris by train for students to explore the City of Lights! Several group meals are included throughout the week to connect and reflect on each day, and of course the week would not be complete without some fish & chips!
The week will include guided tours of each city, including Rome’s famous Trastevere neighborhood, the Gucci Garden in Florence, and St. Mark's Square in Venice. Students will also participate in activities designed specifically to expose them to local culture and history, ranging from museums and art galleries, a wine tasting event, an Italian cooking class, a glass blowing demonstration on the Venetian island of Murano, and more. Several group meals are included throughout the week to connect and reflect on each day, and of course the week would not be complete without some pizza and gelato!
To help jumpstart your course selection, we have designed a few track options to get you inspired! Use the tracks to explore different options, mix and match tracks, or build your own from scratch!
Are you a recent high school graduate who is thinking of taking a gap year, or a gap semester, before starting your college career? Want to explore a professional pathway in the arts, like drawing, dance, design, art history, photography or music?
These classes offer a great place to start! Want to mix and match these courses with other offerings? Schedule a virtual advising appointment with us to learn more! Click here for last names A-K and here for last names L-Z.
Popular classes to choose from include Cultural Photography, Film Nations: Spain and US, Spanish Art, Irish Folklore, Irish Traditional Music, and Nobel Prizes in Spain and Latin America.
All classes listed above are taught at the introductory levels with no prerequisites.
Courses, Syllabi, and more!
Are you a high school graduate who is thinking of taking a gap year, or a gap semester, before starting your college career? Want to explore a career in business, like marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship or finance, all with an international focus?
Popular classes to choose from include Consumer Behavior, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development, E-Commerce and Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship and New Ventures, Introduction to International Business, International Management, International Marketing, Regional Economics and Rural Development, and Spanish for Business (Intermediate and Advanced Levels).
Are you a high school graduate who is thinking of taking a gap year, or a gap semester, before starting your college career? Want to explore a career in the health sciences, like nursing, public health, physical therapy, nutrition, or psychology, with an international focus?
Popular classes to choose from include Applied Microbiology, Healthcare in Latin America, Health and Psychology, Health, Healing and Culture, Introduction to Anatomy, Introduction to Genetics, Mediterranean Diet, Physical Therapy for Common Sports Injuries, Principles of Human Physiology, Public Health, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, and Sports Psychology.
All classes listed above are taught at the introductory levels with no prerequisites.
Are you a rising college freshman who is thinking of taking a gap year, or a gap semester, before starting your college career? Want to explore a career in the applied social sciences, like psychology, economics, public policy and government, advocacy and human rights, or journalism and communication?
Popular classes to choose from include: Communication and Media in the Digital Age, Cultural Psychology, Economics and Political Science in the EU, LGBTQ Diversity and Sexual Identity in Latin America, Democracy in Central America, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Competence, Genocide and Human Rights in the 20th Century, Regional Economics and Rural Development, and Social Policy and Community Development.