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API provides so much more than just Study Abroad and Internships with the same focus on quality, support and safety.

If you're looking for something else, learn more about our pre-college programs as well as opportunities to help communities all over the world through volunteer work or teaching.


"Not only was I able to travel extensively, but I also made lasting relationships with locals. My worldview will never be the same."

- API Vietnam Participant

API programs offer high school students opportunities to learn and develop relevant global skills through fun and enriching summer study abroad programs. From expanding one's Spanish language skills in Costa Rica or Spain to giving back to local communities through service programs in Bhutan, API has diverse and enriching high school summer programming.

API High School summer programs foster better relationships with their fellow program participants and local host community, while gaining international experience in an increasingly globalized world.

You've graduated high school, but you're looking to do something impactful before you head to college... Gap is the right place for you.

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.

If you're looking something different than a classroom experience, API also offers gap internships and gap community service programs around the world. API internship programs offer a number of career and cultural resources to help participants maximize their personal and professional development. Gap community service programs allows students to gain new perspectives, learn about the value of teamwork, and witness how sharing across cultures can have a positive impact on all involved.

In addition to our dedicated Internship programs, API also offers students the option to experience these opportunities while on a semester, academic year, or summer study abroad program. In most cases, students can earn academic credit, though some opportunities are offered without credit. Most of these opportunities are included in the cost of the program, though a few are offered for an additional fee.