API conducts 1-2 familiarization site visits each year. Participation allows our institutional partners to personally experience API and the way we administer our programs abroad. Participants will visit the program sites and tour the host institutions and on-site facilities, and will also meet API on-site directors, domestic staff and current API students, and will visit API housing options and observe classes at the host institutions. These opportunities equip participants with first-hand knowledge of API and the kind of programs we offer. This is beneficial to advisors and faculty as they advise students of high quality study abroad opportunities. Site visits also include opportunities to see some of the very places that API students will visit on excursions included in API programs. API has never required a minimum level of student enrollments in order to qualify to participate in an API site visit. We truly believe that in order to have full confidence in a program, it must be evaluated, and we welcome input regarding our programs.
Costa Rica, Spring 2012
This past April, API led its first site visit to our programs in Costa Rica. The group visited our programs in San Joquin de Flores and San Jose, as well as several key sites that API students experience through cultural events and excursions. Click here to view some of the photos of their amazing experience!
Spain, Fall 2011
In November of 2011 API led a diverse group of study abroad advisors to visit our programs in Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, and Salamanca, Spain.
API France Site Visit – Spring 2011
In May of 2011 a group of study abroad advisors and administrators toured API’s programs in Grenoble and Paris, France. Click here to view some of the photos of their amazing experience!
API Argentina Site Visit – Summer 2010
During August of 2010, a group of study abroad advisors and administrators toured API’s programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Click here to view some of the photos of their amazing experience!