Go Abroad, Go Virtual, or Do Both!

Spring 2021 presents a unique challenge for those wanting to go abroad. In the midst of uncertainty around the world, API is helping students keep their options as open as possible!

We give you three choices: Go abroad, go virtual, or do both!

We are carefully monitoring safety conditions on-site, making plans to safely support students who travel, and providing opportunities for students who aren't ready to travel again.

There are a lot of things to consider as you complete your applications for the coming term. We hope the wide variety of options helps you to start building your plan and we're here to support you as you explore the possibilities!

Your Spring 2021 Options

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Go Abroad!

The majority of API’s Spring 2021 programs around the world are still open and accepting applications. As you consider where to go, here are some of our most popular sites among applicants thus far:

  1. Florence
  2. London
  3. Seville
  4. Barcelona
  5. Lisbon
  6. Paris

In addition to these larger programs, we have smaller sites available as well, such as our program in Grenoble, France.

Not seeing the locations you want? We have more than 150 programs available in nearly 40 locations! Check out our program finder for Spring 2021 programs currently available.

If API must cancel your program prior to your departure due to COVID-19, we will help you find a new location or provide a full refund of all program fees. Where necessary, all students will be notified of a program cancellation a minimum of 60 days prior to their departure, leaving plenty of time for you to identify a new location or alternative plan.

With as many options as we have available, we recommend our students remain flexible and open to potential alternatives as COVID-19 guidelines continue to shift.

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Go Virtual!

With our virtual programming, you can experience the world from anywhere in the world. With program dates ranging from two weeks up to a full semester, you have the option to build the perfect global session that works for you.

Do you know you want to study abroad in the future? Students who enroll in a virtual Spring 2021 program can receive a scholarship of up to $3000 for a future API on-site study abroad program.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

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Do Both!

Want to go abroad and take a virtual class? Use our mix and match programming option to build the term that works for you!

Whether you want to go abroad, go virtual, or do both — API has you covered.

MIX AND MATCH YOUR TERM

COVID-19 and Spring 2021 Cancellation and Withdrawal Policies

API will refund students of all program fees paid, including the application deposit ($150) and confirmation payment ($400).

More than 60 days out from the program start date: API will refund all fees, including $150 application deposit and the confirmation payment.

31-59 days out from the program start date: API will keep only the $150 application deposit and the $400 confirmation payment, and refund all other program fees.

1-30 days out from the program start date: Students are responsible for 50% of the program fee, plus the application and confirmation deposits.

Withdrawals 61+ days out from the program start date: Refund all fees, except the $150 application deposit.

Withdrawals 31-60 days prior to program start date: Refund all fees, except the $150 application fee and $400 confirmation fee.

Withdrawals 1 – 30 days prior to the program start date: The student is responsible for 50% of the program cost plus the application deposit and confirmation fee, as well as any additional fees accrued.

Withdrawal on the program start date or after the program has begun: The student is responsible for 100% of the program cost as well as any additional fees accrued.

No refunds from API will be provided to students if a program is cancelled or suspended after the program start date, nor if a university moves to recall students from abroad after the program has begun.

API is here for YOU

Curious which options work best for you? We're here to help. Chat with us, or give us a call at 1-512-600-8900 or toll free at 1-800-844-4124 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

Enroll now. Earn a Scholarship for Later.

Students who enroll in a spring 2021 virtual program are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward a future API summer on-site study abroad program, or a $3000 scholarship toward a future API semester-long or quarter-long on-site study abroad program.

Scholarships are for future study abroad opportunities with API only and must be taken by the end of 2022.