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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:

  • Exploring the Health Sciences
    (Pre-Nursing, Exercise Science/Kinesiology, Public Health, Biology, Nutrition, Psychology)
  • Exploring the Business World
    (Management, Marketing, Finance)
  • Exploring the Social Sciences
    (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Communications)
  • Exploring the Art World
    (Dance, Art History, Film, Photography, Music)


Add more to customize your own experience!

— 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.

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.

What's Included?

  • Advising
  • Tuition
  • Community-building activities and cultural resources in a digital learning workspace
  • API Digital Badge: Global Agility
  • Access to API alumni network & API Ambassador Program
  • Career readiness materials and support, including how to reflect this experience on a resume and at job interviews
  • Live events featuring speakers, activities, networking and more
  • Post-program evaluation
  • Transcript(s), processed collectively with a letter of translation (if necessary)

Application Requirements

  • Minimum G.P.A. requirement may vary depending on courses selected
  • Gap students and freshmen are eligible to enroll the universities listed
  • University Approval Form (if applicable)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
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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.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM DATES AND FEES BY UNIVERSITY

For the Global Select program, the $150 application deposit and $400 confirmation payment are separate from each course fee.

ARGENTINA - Universidad de Congreso: Mar 8 - Jun 26, 2021

1 course: $2,220
2 courses: $4,280
3 courses: $6,320
4 courses: $8,390

Application Deadline: February 1
Payment Deadline: February 10

ARGENTINA - Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT): Mar 1 - Jun 25, 2021

1 course: $2,740
2 courses: $5,280
3 courses: $7,840
4 courses: $9,400

Application Deadline: January 15
Payment Deadline: January 25

COSTA RICA - International Center for Development Studies (ICDS): Spring Dates TBD

1 course: $2,630
2 courses: $5,075
3 courses: $7,540
4 courses: $10,000

Application Deadline: Spring TBD
Payment Deadline: Spring TBD

COSTA RICA - Universidad Veritas: Jan 4 - Mar 27, 2021 

1 course: $1,230
2 courses: $2,290
3 courses: $3,650
4 courses: $4,990

Application Deadline: November 15
Payment Deadline: November 25

CROATIA - Libertas University: Feb 22 - Jun 4, 2021

1 course: $1,250
2 courses: $2,300
3 courses: $3,390
4 courses: $4,480

Application Deadline: February 1
Payment Deadline: February 10

IRELAND - University of Limerick: Spring 2021 Dates TBD

1 course: $2,780
2 courses: $5,400
3 courses: $8,020
4 courses: $10,650

Application Deadline: Spring TBD
Payment Deadline: Spring TBD

ITALY - Lorenzo de'Medici: Feb 15 - May 13, 2021

1 course: $2,025
2 courses: $3,775
3 courses: $5,525
4 courses: $7,290

Application Deadline: January 10
Payment Deadline: January 20

SPAIN - Universidad Pablo de Olavide: Jan 25 - Apr 15, 2021

1 course: $1,520
2 courses: $2,850
3 courses: $4,200
4 courses: $5,550

Application Deadline: December 1
Payment Deadline: December 10

SPAIN - Universidad de Salamanca: Jan 11 - Mar 19, 2021

2 courses: $2,550
3 courses: $2,990
4 courses: $3,650

Application Deadline: December 15
Payment Deadline: December 25

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!

Exploring the Art World

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 may 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!

Exploring the Business World

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?

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 may 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).

All classes listed above are taught at the introductory levels with no prerequisites.

Courses, Syllabi, and more!

Exploring the Health World

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?

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 may 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.

Courses, Syllabi, and more!

Exploring the Social Sciences

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?

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 may 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.

All classes listed above are taught at the introductory levels with no prerequisites.

Courses, Syllabi, and more!

Exploring the Art World

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 may 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!

Exploring the Business World

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?

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 may 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).

All classes listed above are taught at the introductory levels with no prerequisites.

Courses, Syllabi, and more!

Exploring the Health World

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?

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 may 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.

Courses, Syllabi, and more!

Exploring the Social Sciences

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?

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 may 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.

All classes listed above are taught at the introductory levels with no prerequisites.

Courses, Syllabi, and more!