Academic Programs International is an independent study abroad provider, located in the USA. The programs that the institution offers vary in length and purpose: they can last for two weeks or one year; they can be intensive language courses, but there is also availability of courses for almost every major discipline in a number of languages of instruction. API always tries to match the program according to the student’s needs. Locations include Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Portugal, Croatia, Germany, Iceland, Scotland, Bhutan, China, Australia, New Zealand, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, API takes care of housing and educational arrangements as well as excursions in each program. A scholarship opportunity of $250–1000 is provided, too, the amount being partially based on financial need and partially based on the student's merits (essays/recommendations). API university and institutional partners are either fully accredited foreign universities or institutes with U.S. schools of record.
- Study Abroad Programs
- Philology, Languages, Literature
- Language Courses
- Language Courses and Cultural Immersion Programs
- Spanish Language and Literature (in Universities)
301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas, The United States, 78746-6501
Once potential students have discussed with their home school studying abroad with the Academic Programs International (API), the general requirements for admission are as follows: at least 18 years-old, a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, a completed API application, an official transcript, a valid passport or permit for Non-EU students (student visa for programs over 90 days), any level of Spanish language fluency,supplementary documentation, (dependent on program), a completed Intent to Enroll form with payment, a completed University contact information form, a letter of recommendation. Some programs require a G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher.
Some programs accept any level of fluency in the Spanish language, while others require a higher level of fluency in the Spanish language.
There is a non-refundable $150.00 deposit due after completing the online application. Program payments are due in full prior to the start of the program unless the student is paying with financial aid. Students accepted into API's study abroad program must pay a non-refundable $400.00 confirmation payment (applied to the program cost), and a $275.00 security deposit, of which $180.00 is refundable if no damage/ excessive utility usage is assessed during the applicants stay. Although there are no payment plan options, the Alternative Payment Arrangement is an extension of the final payment to API and is subject to a $1,000.00 down payment (put toward the final balance) and a fee of $150.00. Please note that late fees are applicable and program fees vary, so applicants should assess their selected program fee breakdown.
Study program range from 10-18 credits per quarter/semester session and 3-9 credits per summer session.
Applicants must adhere to application deadlines as they vary by program.
API does offer scholarships for their programs and students are encouraged to apply early.
Some programs have the options of a student dormitory, host family, or student apartment. Housing is included in the program fee for certain study programs unless otherwise noted.