Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Courses in English and Croatian
  • International excursions

Requirements

  • 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API Application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of passport
  • Entry requirements: valid passport

Dates & Fees

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 8, 2017 - Jun 2, 2018
$25,980
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Feb 2, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018
$13,880
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Early Sep, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$13,880
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 8, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017
$13,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018
Early Sep, 2018 - Early Jun, 2019
$25,780

Deadlines

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 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 Dubrovnik programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Spring

MOSTAR, BOSNIA
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

A rich history has left numerous historic and cultural traces in these parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, none more so than the town of Mostar. The vivid city has many cultural and religious features, including some impressive relics left by the Turkish, during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. Mostar’s most recognizable landmark is the bridge and the Old City. In this Bosnian town you can also visit Old Bazaar and a typical Turkish house.

PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeastern Euorpe, and the largest in Croatia. It contains breathtaking waterfalls, streams, and lakes, that remind you of a mashup of landscapes from Yosemite, Costa Rica, and Hawaii. The unique water features were formed by above and below ground rivers which are interconnected. The lakes are known for their unqiue colors (blues, greens and grays) which are affected by the various minerals, flora and fauna, and the angle of the sunlight.

ROME, ITALY
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. The “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today, it remains the seat of the Italian government and the world’s biggest open air museum.

SPLIT

Split is the second largest city in Croatia and one of the country’s oldest. Students will have the chance to see Roman emperor Diocletian’s Palace, visit one of the nearby Dalmatian islands of Hvar or Brac, and hike up Marjan Hill for a spectacular view of the city.

Fall

ELAFITI ISLANDS

The Elafiti Islands are a small archipelago of islands northwest of Dubrovnik. API students may visit the neighboring inhabited islands of Lopud, Kalamota, and Šipan. Full of peaceful woodlands, vineyards, orchards, and summer homes, these small islands are easily explored by foot, and are a great spot for a relaxing day trip.

PERAST & KOTOR, MONTENEGRO
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

Just a short drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers a peek into a corner of the Balkans that has been relatively unexplored by Western tourists until recently. Perast sits at the foot of St. Elijah Hill on a cape between the Bay of Risano and the Bay of Kotor, among a series of “fjords” inland from the Adriatic sea. Perast was at its peak in the 18th century under the republic of Venice, and was at one point annexed by Mussolini’s Italy before joining the Yugoslav Republic. Today it is a prize of Montenegro, one of the “newest” countries in the world.

ROME, ITALY
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. The “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today, it remains the seat of the Italian government and the world’s biggest open air museum.

ZAGREB

The capital and largest city the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb has a population of nearly 800,000. Parts of its old city bring to mind images of other Central European capitals such as Budapest, Prague, and Vienna. The Gornji grad (upper town) and Donji grad (lower town) are considered the cultural heart(s) of the city. Students will have the chance to see many of Zagrebs attractions – both old and new – including the Old Town Gate, the new Museum of Contemporary Art, the traditional Dolac Market, and the Strossmayer šetalište (a popular promenade offering stunning views over the city rooftops).