Attend prestigious universities across the globe, complete courses in virtually any area of study, and immerse yourself in another country’s language, lifestyle and culture.
Why Studying Abroad Pays Off
Invest in Your Future
Expand your understanding of the world and build skills and experiences that employers value. Differentiate your resume from peers, expand your employment options, improve your odds of getting hired faster and your chances of a higher starting salary.
Learn a Language
Learn a new language or improve your language skills by living in and navigating a new country, or through robust dialogue in an integrated classroom with other students. API’s resident directors further support you through conversation practice and tutoring. The ability to speak more than one language opens employment doors, as potential employers value multilingualism and the ability to communicate with individuals of different cultural and language backgrounds.
Build Confidence & Independence
Feel empowered to explore your new host country and visit nearby cities and towns, all while receiving the support of API resident directors to assist with any need that arises. Your newfound confidence will be easily recognizable by future employers and will help you have stronger interviews.
Change the World
Engage directly with the global community, shifting your world view and forming new, global connections that break down barriers and foster understanding. What's more, you'll learn skills that have real-world application, such as the value of teamwork and the true impact that goodwill and coordination can have on a local community. These skills and competencies will be valued and appreciated by future employers, graduate schools and beyond.
Answers to Your Most Common Questions
How do I decide where to go?
There’s no one way to decide, and no decision is wrong. You might start by determining what you want to study and then where and when those courses are offered. Want more specific help? Contact us and we’ll help you hone in on exactly what you need!
What are your policies around diversity, equity and inclusion?
We are wholly committed to ensuring that everyone in our program has an positive and enriching experience. Our Student Success team will work with you to to ensure all of your needs are met. It’s a critical part of who we are as a company Learn more about our DEI policies below.
Will I get course credit?
Our team can help you to select programs and specific courses that enhance your degree and career aspirations so you can stay on track to graduate on time. If a specific class is the most important element of the program you choose, start with our class finder to hone in on programs that offer it. You’ll need to meet with your study abroad or academic advisor at your home campus before you leave to confirm how credits you earn will transfer back toward your degree plan.
Can I afford it?
Affordability is one of the top concerns for our students and their families. But not to worry – there are a surprising number of low-cost options, as well as financial assistance programs and budgeting options. You can learn more about those by visiting our financial info page or our scholarships page, or contact us.
Is it safe?
In a word, yes. In concert with API’s Student Success team, our international personnel work to ensure that the best practices in risk management are employed around the world. Read more about our health and safety measures, insurance, emergency management and more by clicking the link below.
How do I apply?
“Seriously… BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE! API’s Study Abroad program in Florence, Italy is something that will resonate with me forever. The staff was overwhelmingly kind, welcoming, and they truly made us feel at home while abroad. API was so helpful from the minute I decided to study abroad, and kept that communication throughout my program, and even after I got home. Studying abroad can be intimidating, but it was comforting to know API was there if I needed anything. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to study abroad with API in Florence.”
API Study Abroad, Florence, Italy
Personalized Application Assistance
Accredited & Relevant Course Offerings
This isn’t just travel for the sake of traveling. This is travel with a purpose. Our team can help you to select courses and programs that enhance your degree and career aspirations so you can stay on track to achieve your goals.
Our in-country resident directors are with you every step of the way, ensuring your safety, designing culturally-relevant excursions and available to help with any issues that may arise, 24×7.
Convenient, Safe & Highly-Rated Housing
The location and type of housing provided depends on your program and location, but in all cases, we work to ensure you are in safe, desirable areas that are easily accessible from your host university.
Health & Safety
In concert with API’s Student Success team, our international personnel work to ensure that the best practices in risk management are employed around the world. Read more about our health and safety measures, insurance, emergency management and more by clicking here.
Enriching Cultural Activities & Excursions
Immerse yourself in the culture and experiences of your host country through exciting excursions and enriching cultural activities led by API resident directors and local experts, at no additional cost!
Combine your study abroad with virtual, accredited coursework for an even more robust outcome
Experience the world from anywhere in the world with API’s virtual programs. You’ll gain the flexibility to take a class in the morning and go on an excursion in the afternoon. Tackle global challenges, study a new language with native speakers, give your resume a global edge, and more! Explore our virtual programs and customize them to your schedule!
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Study abroad + internship, teaching or volunteering
API offers students the option to participate in an internship 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 internship opportunities are included in the cost of the program, though a few are offered for an additional fee.
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