Build a Gap Term with APIConnect!

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

Interested? Sign up to learn more!

A Virtual Gap Term Gives You Flexibility and Opportunity

See the world from anywhere in the world. Find out more below.

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    Earn scholarships for future study abroad programs and take an international excursion.

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    Earn course credit and explore your passions at the same time.

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    Study on your own schedule—take a two week course up to a full year.

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    Make it the experience you want with mix and match programming.

    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!

*Check course schedules for availability in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

EXPLORE GLOBAL COURSES NOW

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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.

START INNOVATING

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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.

GET ENGAGED

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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.

SEE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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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

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    WHAT IS APICONNECT?

    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.

    Learn more about our badges.


    CULTURAL EXPERIENCES INCLUDE:

    - 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!


    WHAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT APICONNECT:

    "We can't thank you enough for bringing some joy into our daughter's academic life! She was getting so discouraged with virtual school, but this has turned everything around for her. I can't believe how much time she has spent on her modules each afternoon, and how serious she is taking it. API is the best!" - API Parent

    "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