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Art History in Florence. Biomedical Engineering in Barcelona. Comparative Healthcare Systems in Havana. Global Business in London. With API Customized Programs, some of the best learning happens outside of the classroom walls. The world is your classroom. API is ready to help you develop your next customized or faculty-led program.
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When the Four Mamas founded API together more than 20 years ago, they dreamed of creating high-quality, safe, life-changing study abroad programs they would feel good sending their own kids on. With dedication, hard work, and a lot of love, their dream became reality. Thousands and thousands of students have chosen API to support them on their own life-changing study abroad experiences, with the Four Mamas cheering them on every step of the way. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you on your journey.
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Study Abroad + Options
APIConnect allows you to mix and match programs to deliver the experience YOU want...
Test drive a career with a Virtual Global Internship
Check out a potential major with Global Select and earn college credit
Build a global-to-local advocacy plan with the Community Engagement Lab
Tackle forward-thinking, global ideas in the Innovation Lab
Take an intensive Spanish or French course with Short-Term Language Study
See the world from anywhere in the world. Find out more below.
Whether you want to test drive a major or career or you’re just wanting to explore, we give you the tools to build an experience just for you!
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Create your perfect term alongside API with a menu of classes and career-oriented course track options from universities around the world!
All classes listed have no prerequisites—enroll and explore!
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Work in a peer group to uncover creative business solutions to global challenges.
Develop entrepreneurial business skills needed in a real-world environment.
Take an idea from concept to product in a lab setting with mentors and cultural coaches along the way.
Enact change locally and abroad in a lab setting.
Work with a team to build a global-to-local advocacy action plan that supports community-based organizations locally with a global perspective.
Learn from cultural coaches and field experts about various approaches to community organizing, advocacy, civic engagement, and allyship for marginalized communities.
Engage with a mentor at an international NGO or small business and gain first-hand experience of how different kinds of industries operate through project-based work.
Full-time and part-time placements available in a variety fields based in Latin America and the South Pacific.
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Study French or Spanish at your level, from beginner to advanced, in an intensive virtual environment while earning college credit from either Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, Universidad Veritas in Costa Rica, or Université Grenoble Alpes in France.
Practice and learn a new language with locals, helping you to build and refine your language skills quickly with courses lasting 2 - 4 weeks.
STUDY WITH UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
STUDY WITH UNIVERSIDAD VERITAS
STUDY WITH UNIVERSITÉ GRENOBLE ALPES
It's all in one curated, collaborative workspace. With it, you learn from talented instructors around the world and gain access to API’s Global Guides that share the sights and sounds of new destinations with immersive cultural experiences.
You can also complete exercises that earn you an API Digital Badge. These are badges you can display in on your resume, LinkedIn, e-portfolio, or other digital platforms.
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- Participate in a scavenger hunt through the streets of London, a neighborhood tour of Berlin, or a street art and graffiti tour through Valparaiso, Chile.
- Join international movie nights, trivia nights, bake-offs, or cooking classes where you'll learn to make food like a Tortilla Española.
- Learn about the European soccer league, explore music from sites like Ireland and Chile, or attend a French cheese tasting class.
AND MANY MORE!
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"Everything is going well with my virtual internship. I think the placement has been a great match for me; I have learned a lot." - API Internship Student
"I thought that the badge activities I had to complete were super interesting and informative. They broadened my understanding of the world and also provided me with some additional resources to build my own skills and leadership opportunities." - API Virtual Student