University of Massachusetts Amherst

API’s School of Record

API is pleased to announce that the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a world-class research institution with a revolutionary spirit that inspires their academics to challenge convention, rethink expectations, and work tirelessly to change the world, is the school of record for API programs. This means that students who complete the following API programs will receive their course credits and transcripts from UMass Amherst:

  • Lorenzo de’Medici programs (starting Spring 2023)
  • API credit-bearing internships
  • API credit-bearing labs
  • Instituto San Joaquin de las Flores (Costa Rica)
  • Syracuse Academy
  • API Iceland Summer Programs
  • More coming soon!

All API programs on this list are thoroughly reviewed by UMass to ensure they meet their requirements for academic rigor. In order to approve an API program, UMass will review faculty CVs, detailed syllabi, sample transcripts and credit equivalencies, rankings, relevant accreditations and academic strengths, past program evaluations and more. 

API is proud to announce this partnership with UMass, and pleased to extend the benefits of this partnership to API program participants. To learn more about UMass Amherst, visit their website at