Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • No minimum study of Spanish required
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with 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

SUMMER 1 2018
May 19, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
$4,980
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
May 19, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
$8,880
SUMMER 2 2018
Jun 23, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
$4,980

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 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 Valparaíso programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Summer 1

GRANJA AROMATICA

Students will visit an organic farm that produces oils used for aromatherapy. They will participate in a hands-on demonstration of how the oils are produced, from the gardens where the herbs are grown to the packaging of the final product.

SANTIAGO

Housing more than one-third of the total Chilean population, Santiago defines Chile for many visitors. It is a thriving metropolis with a wealth of museums, restaurants and other cultural activities. Surrounded by mountains, the city’s cleanliness and order enthralls visitors. With its mixture of architecture reminiscent of both Europe and the United States, visitors from around the world feel comfortable in this most modern of Chilean cities.

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.

Summer 2

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 is considered as an amazing source of creative inspiration.

SANTIAGO

Housing more than one-third of the total Chilean population, Santiago defines Chile for many visitors. It is a thriving metropolis with a wealth of museums, restaurants and other cultural activities. Surrounded by mountains, the city’s cleanliness and order enthralls visitors. With its mixture of architecture reminiscent of both Europe and the United States, visitors from around the world feel comfortable in this most modern of Chilean cities.

TREKKING AT LA CAMPANA NATIONAL PARK

Students will have an entertaining trek in the beautiful National Park of “La Campana” in the rural town of Olmué, just 30 km from Viña del Mar. Here there is a World Biosphere Reserve with forests of Palma Chilena, a species on the verge of extinction. This stop was part of Charles Darwin’s voyage in the early 1800s! Students will also have the opportunity to visit a historic church, and learn about the artisanal work of a local goat cheese factory.