Excursions | API Study Abroad
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Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Options to take courses with Chilean students

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to students at all levels of Spanish; one semester of Spanish language highly recommended
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with student visa

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 2018
Jul 25, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018
$11,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Jul 25, 2018 - Late Jun, 2019
$21,180
SPRING 2018
Feb 28, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
$11,980
CALENDAR YEAR 2018
Feb 28, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018
$21,880

Deadlines

FALL 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority Deadline: Apr 1, 2018; Standard Deadline: Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority Deadline: Apr 1, 2018; Standard Deadline: Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
SPRING 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017 (Priority: Oct 1, 2017)
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
CALENDAR YEAR 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017 (Priority: Oct 1, 2017)
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017

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 Santiago programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Spring

AROMATICS FARM

Be prepared for a sensory delight! API students will enjoy visiting an organic farm that produces oils used for aromatherapy. Students will participate in a hands-on demonstration of how the oils are produced, starting with a tour of the gardens where the herbs are grown to the packaging of the final product.

ISLA NEGRA

Isla Negra was made famous by the decision of Pablo Neruda, one of the Chile’s greatest poets, to establish a home there. Neruda described the island to be a place where “todo florece” (“everything flourishes”). Today, the island is filled with artists and writers, and considered as an amazing source of creative inspiration.

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

Mendoza, located in western Argentina, is one of the most beautiful cities in South America. Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Andes, this vibrant city is home to over 1 million inhabitants. Adventure tourism is a major industry in Mendoza, as is mountain rescue training. Mendoza is brimming with young European travelers looking to experience the beautiful Andes and all the opportunities for adventure that are available.  Mendoza is also the center of Argentina’s wine industry and considered one of the seven wine capitals of the world with over 700 wineries or bodegas located near the town. Glamorous wine bars dot the city and the harvest, which takes place between February and April, is a major event. Since the 1990’s, wine tourism has become another sizable industry.

VALPARAISO

Nicknamed “the Jewel of the Pacific,” Valparaiso was declared a UNESCO world heritage site.  Students will enjoy exploring this architecturally and culturally rich and vibrant city.

Fall

ISLA NEGRA

Isla Negra was made famous by the decision of Pablo Neruda, one of the Chile’s greatest poets, to establish a home there. Neruda described the island to be a place where “todo florece” (“everything flourishes”). Today, the island is filled with artists and writers, and considered as an amazing source of creative inspiration.

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

The Atacama Desert is like no place on earth! Students will have the opportunity to enjoy and discover the little town of San Pedro de Atacama and its surroundings. We will visit several fascinating places such as Valley of the Moon, Death Valley, Salar de Atacama (Chile’s largest salt flat) and Cejar Lagoon, a natural pool contains such large quantities of salt that swimming is virtually impossible! We will also visit an interesting museum where it is possible to see some of the archaeological finds that were made in the region, and nearby there can be found one of the oldest Churches in this part of the world. This is truly an excursion you will not forget!

VALPARAISO

Nicknamed “the Jewel of the Pacific,” Valparaiso was declared a UNESCO world heritage site.  Students will enjoy exploring this architecturally and culturally rich and vibrant city.

VINEYARD

Chile is widely recognized for the quality of its wines, especially Carmenere, a variety of grape that was once close to extinction due to a plague in France. Students have the opportunity to learn more about Chilean wine and its roots dating back to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century.