As exciting as starting college can be, many soon-to-be graduates realize that they wish to take some time to experience the world in a different way before diving into a degree program. If you are interested in having an international experience before you head to college or pursue another professional avenue, look no further. API gap month/ semester/ year programs provide opportunities to intern, study, or serve a local community abroad. Also, “gap year programs” don’t always mean you must be abroad for a full year. Our programs are as short as one month or as long a full academic year.
You can also choose to combine two or more of our program types or locations so you don’t have to limit yourself to one experience type or one country either! We work with you to tailor the experience abroad to your own goals and interests.
During a gap year abroad, students gain real-world knowledge that cannot be learned in a classroom.
They return more motivated, focused and prepared for their first year of college. You can learn more about API’s gap year program offerings here: http://www.aspirebyapi.com/gap-year/
Looking for a firsthand perspective on the benefits of a gap year? You can also read about a student’s gap year experience over on the blog here: https://blog.apiabroad.com/community/my-gap-year-experience-interview-with-ella/
Furthermore, you can learn more about a recent funding opportunity via the Travel Access Project. They are awarding up to ten fully funded scholarships for Gap Year travel and education in 2018. Perfect to use for a gap year with API! You can learn more information about this here: