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Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Language immersion program
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to second-semester freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport and supporting documents

Add on a Volunteer Program!

  • API students completing a study abroad program (particularly in Latin America) may be interested in extending their stay on an API volunteer abroad program. Click on the link below for more information on options and pricing.
  • Volunteer Add-On Options

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2017-2018
Jul 20, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017
$12,800
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Aug 31, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017
$9,980
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 29, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018
$10,680
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2018
Jul 20, 2018 - Dec 1, 2018
$13,680
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Aug 23, 2018 - Dec 1, 2018
$10,680

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 15, 2018

Excursions

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Buenos Aires programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Spring

COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

A brief trip from Buenos Aires by ferry, Colonia has a unique history as the only Portuguese settlement along the Río de la Plata. Founded in 1680, it was originally seen as a threat to the Spanish settlers and the port had to operate in secret violation of Spanish laws. Today, the city is still a functioning port for a prosperous agricultural region of Uruguay. The city has an historic center with cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture. Its Barrio Historico was recognized by UNESCO and named as a heritage site in the mid-1990s.

ESTANCIA VISIT

A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city of Buenos Aires. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

TIGRE

Located less than 20 miles outside the heart of Buenos Aires, Tigre was founded in the first half of the 1800s on an island created by the local streams and rivers. Its name is derived from its history as an area where early settlers hunted jaguars. Today the port is most known for its craft fair, known as the “Puerto de Frutos.”

Fall

COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

A brief trip from Buenos Aires by ferry, Colonia has a unique history as the only Portuguese settlement along the Río de la Plata. Founded in 1680, it was originally seen as a threat to the Spanish settlers and the port had to operate in secret violation of Spanish laws. Today, the city is still a functioning port for a prosperous agricultural region of Uruguay. The city has an historic center with cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture. Its Barrio Historico was recognized by UNESCO and named as a heritage site in the mid-1990s.

ESTANCIA VISIT

A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city of Buenos Aires. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

TIGRE

Located less than 20 miles outside the heart of Buenos Aires, Tigre was founded in the first half of the 1800s on an island created by the local streams and rivers. Its name is derived from its history as an area where early settlers hunted jaguars. Today the port is most known for its craft fair, known as the “Puerto de Frutos.”