Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes in Spanish and English
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Completion of oral interview (if coursework with Argentine students is desired)
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with proof of payment of reciprocity fee and supporting documents

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Dates & Fees

CALENDAR YEAR 2017
Feb 1, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017
$27,900
FALL 2017
Aug 2, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017
$14,450
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Aug 2, 2017 - May 25, 2018
$27,900
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 31, 2018 - May 25, 2018
$14,450
CALENDAR YEAR 2018
Jan 31, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018
$27,980
FALL 2018
Aug 1, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018
$14,450
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
August 1, 2018 - Late May, 2019
$27,980

Deadlines

CALENDAR YEAR 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2016
FALL 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
CALENDAR YEAR 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2017
FALL 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 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 Mendoza programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Spring

ANDES TREKKING

The group will travel approximately an hour outside of Mendoza to be dazzled by the magnificent views. While hiking, students will be introduced to the native fauna and flora of the region and experience the majestic beauty of the mountains around them.

CACHEUTA THERMAL BATHS

Located in the mountain village of Cacheuta is a relaxing resort featuring a number of thermal baths of varying temperatures, as well as mud therapy, saunas, and other relaxing treatments. API students will enjoy a therapeutic retreat from their studies here!

SAN RAFAEL

San Rafael, developed from the desert, is an oasis similar to Mendoza due to its network of canals. By 1900, San Rafael had become a major destination for European immigrants, drawn by the developing fruit orchards, olives groves and vineyards. San Rafael is now an important economic hub in the southern part of the Mendoza province. The torrential Atuel and Diamante Rivers have led to the creation of a number of hydroelectric dams, as well as a large reservoir and lakes, which have become major tourist sites. The lakes and rivers offer wonderful opportunities for water sports and great scenery. San Rafael also has a dazzling canyon formed by the Atuel River, with incredible rock formations.

SANTIAGO AND VALPARAÍSO, CHILE
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

Housing more than one-third of the total Chilean population, Santiago defines Chile. It is a thriving metropolis with many museums, restaurants and other cultural  activities. Surrounded by mountains and with its mixture of architecture reminiscent of both old Europe and the United States, Santiago enthralls visitors. On the second day the group will go in a full day excursion to Valparaiso to see one of the most beautiful cities in Chile next to the Pacific Ocean.

WINERY EXCURSION

Mendoza is the main wine-producing region of Argentina, featuring more than 900 producing wineries. Leaving the city of Mendoza, one encounters olive oil factories and wineries. This excursion will introduce participants to the most important wineries in Luján de Cuyo or Maipú. On route back to Mendoza, participants will enjoy visiting a famous church related to the history of Mendoza and its vineyards.

Fall

ANDES TREKKING

The group will travel approximately an hour outside of Mendoza to be dazzled by the magnificent views. While hiking, students will be introduced to the native fauna and flora of the region and experience the majestic beauty of the mountains around them.

CACHEUTA THERMAL BATHS

Located in the mountain village of Cacheuta is a relaxing resort featuring a number of thermal baths of varying temperatures, as well as mud therapy, saunas, and other relaxing treatments. API students will enjoy a therapeutic retreat from their studies here!

SAN RAFAEL

San Rafael, developed from the desert, is an oasis similar to Mendoza due to its network of canals. By 1900, San Rafael had become a major destination for European immigrants, drawn by the developing fruit orchards, olives groves and vineyards. San Rafael is now an important economic hub in the southern part of the Mendoza province. The torrential Atuel and Diamante Rivers have led to the creation of a number of hydroelectric dams, as well as a large reservoir and lakes, which have become major tourist sites. The lakes and rivers offer wonderful opportunities for water sports and great scenery. San Rafael also has a dazzling canyon formed by the Atuel River, with incredible rock formations.

SANTIAGO AND VALPARAÍSO, CHILE
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

Housing more than one-third of the total Chilean population, Santiago defines Chile. It is a thriving metropolis with many museums, restaurants and other cultural  activities. Surrounded by mountains and with its mixture of architecture reminiscent of both old Europe and the United States, Santiago enthralls visitors. On the second day the group will go in a full day excursion to Valparaiso to see one of the most beautiful cities in Chile next to the Pacific Ocean.

WINERY EXCURSION

Mendoza is the main wine-producing region of Argentina, featuring more than 900 producing wineries. Leaving the city of Mendoza, one encounters olive oil factories and wineries. This excursion will introduce participants to the most important wineries in Luján de Cuyo or Maipú. On route back to Mendoza, participants will enjoy visiting a famous church related to the history of Mendoza and its vineyards.