- Courses in English and Croatian
- Internship opportunities available
- International excursions
- 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
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Students who choose to study abroad in Dubrovnik with API will take courses at Libertas International University (formerly known as DIU Libertas International University). Libertas is the first private university in Croatia, ideally situated along the Adriatic Sea and located within the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik’s unique diplomatic and economic history makes it the perfect location to pursue the study of international affairs.
The international relations and diplomacy courses offer an interdisciplinary approach to the constantly evolving field of international relations. Students consider a wide range of contemporary issues in international relations, from globalization to international organizations and international law to the role of civil society in global governance.
The majority of courses are taught in English in an intimate setting with an average of less than 10 students per course. The student body consists of a diverse group of international and Croatian students. API students may also elect to take an introductory Croatian language course during their time at Libertas.
Most LIU professors are working diplomats or professionals in their field of study; few live in Dubrovnik. Since they are coming from abroad or from the Croatian capital of Zagreb, course schedules are designed to accommodate their availability. Consequently, some courses are offered only once per week throughout the fifteen-week semester, with each class lasting for four hours. Other courses are taught in an intensive fashion, lasting just one month in total and meeting multiple times per week for 3-4 hours each class period.
API students in Dubrovnik have the opportunity to intern with local NGOs and/or local media/news agencies. These options do not grant credit, though the organizations will be able to issue a certificate of participation. Students will be mentored throughout the process. For more information, contact the Dubrovnik Program Manager.
API students receive their transcript from Libertas International University upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- API Resident Director
- On-Site Orientation
- Language & Culture Tools
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Transit Pass
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Rebecca Cott is the Dubrovnik Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Croatia.
Nada Raič and Ivana Bajurin are the Dubrovnik Resident Directors who will work with you during your stay in Croatia.