Gain international
experience with API


Through API’s virtual gap year, study, intern and lab programs, you can have a truly international learning experience from virtually anywhere. And, thanks to the APIConnect experiential learning platform, our virtual programs are anything but 2-dimensional. 

Featured Virtual Programs

Community Engagement Lab

This 12-week team-based learning experience involves teams of 4-6 participants working together to explore ways to create actionable change and make a lasting impact in communities at home and abroad.


Innovation Lab

API’s Innovation Lab offers you the opportunity to work with a team of 4-6 peers using the United Nations’ Global Goals as a blueprint for understanding global problems that need solving, such as poverty, gender equality, and climate action – among many others – for a healthier and happier world.


Virtual Internships

Complete a virtual internship with an international organization to differentiate your resume, earn essential skills that employers value, and grow your professional network.


Virtual High School and Gap Programs

As a high school student or recent grad, you have fantastic options in the virtual arena. Get a peek at your future career path with a professional internship to advance your career. The options are “virtually” endless!



What does it mean to study abroad, intern or take a gap program virtually with API?

COVID has made us all pretty comfortable with zoom-style meetings, classes, and even socializing. But it’s one thing to take 2-dimensional virtual class, and another to have a full, culturally relevant experience online like what you’ll get with API.

Through our experiential learning platform, APIConnect, you’ll not only get the information you need, you’ll get to explore new worlds, interact with international students, enjoy culturally unique online excursions, all while gaining the skills you need to accelerate your career.

Want a Scholarship?

Start off with one of our virtual programs, and you’ll become eligible for $3000 off an in-person study or intern program at a later date! There’s no reason to hold back!

Combine Virtual and On-site Experiences to Get the Most Out of Your Program

Need a specific set of classes you can only get at certain universities? Want to combine an on-site internship with some accredited coursework? Want to take a gap year, but also knock out some required classes? No problem! You can do all that and more by combining your on-site programs with virtual classes. Take an online class by morning and be on an excursion through the countryside or city streets later that same day.

Experience the World with API

“The API Lab offered a wonderful chance to connect with students from all around the world and learn about business practices in an engaging and valuable way. Guest speakers provided incredible industry and experience insights and mentors were supportive and offered fantastic guidance. The content in the modules exceeded my expectations, especially in combination with the keynote speakers.”


Madeline D.,
API virtual program participant
Economics and Neuroscience double major

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