- Classes taught in English
- AACSB and EQUIS business school accreditation
- Wide course selection
- Leeds “Buddy” system – connects local students with API students
- Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Program of study statement
- Official transcript
- Copy of passport
- Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation for stays under 6 months or valid passport with student visa for stays over 6 months
Dates & Fees
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 comprehensive listing of all excursions for API Leeds programs. All excursions are subject to change.
One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, Scotland has had a turbulent history with England but they have been peacefully united for more than 300 years. Scotland is an incredibly beautiful country from the breathtaking munros and lochs of the highlands to its capital city Edinburgh whose buildings often date back to the 1600’s and is regularly voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Scotland is full of castles and palaces and we will explore much of the history in this wonderful weekend trip.
Home to the Beatles and the inspiration for many of their songs, Liverpool not only features pop culture attractions, but many historic sites, including the world’s largest Anglican Cathedral. This 800 year-old city is also home to the famous Cavern Club (where the Beatles got their start in the 1960s), the Liverpool Football Club, a dynamic Chinatown, and many traditional homes, museums, and galleries. There is so much to see and do in Liverpool – this excursion offer something to delight everyone!
TEMPLE NEWSAM HOUSE
See how the aristocrats lived! Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor–Jacobean mansion. Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley (husband of Mary Queen of Scots) and home to the Ingram family for over 300 years, the mansion houses rich collections of works of art. The garden is renowned for its flowers and is home to Europe’s largest working Rare Breeds Farm, with over 400 animals.
York is a charming city that retains the feel of a medieval English town with its winding cobbled streets spreading out within the original medieval city walls. From almost everywhere in York one can see York Minster, the oldest Gothic cathedral in Britain, erected between 1220 and 1470.
DURHAM AND HADRIAN’S WALL
Durham is a picturesque university city where the River Wear loops around the Romanesque Cathedral and Norman Castle which together make up a UNESCO World heritage site. Students will go even further back in history and explore Hadrian’s Wall, which was the Roman border with Scotland, built to keep out the Picts in 128 AD.
Harewood House is a stately home. It was designed by John Carr in 1759 with interiors by Robert Adam and is home to the Queen’s cousin, the Earl of Harewood and his wife, the Countess of Harewood. The House has beautiful original furnishings, splendid state rooms, and outstanding art collections.
London is the largest city in Western Europe, home of the Kings and Queens of England since time immemorial. The Tower of London, with its Beefeaters and grisly past, is a prominent landmark and is the place where the Tudor King Henry VIII had two of his queens beheaded! It is situated next to the famous Tower Bridge, which spans the River Thames. Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all equally famous historical buildings, of which there are no shortage in London. They are presided over by Buckingham Palace, where the current Queen lives, and overlooked by the London Eye. London is a magical city with plenty to offer any visitor.
Whitby is a charming and traditional seaside town, with a busy fishing harbor, an inviting beach sweeping along a dramatic coastline of cliffs, narrow medieval shopping streets culminating in an 18th century market place. The imposing cliff top ruins of Whitby Abbey date from the 11th century and overlook the city that was the point of arrival in England of “Dracula”, in Bram Stoker’s book of the same name. After enjoying the fresh sea air, exploring the winding the streets, taking in the abbey, you will have the opportunity to sample a meal of fabulously fresh traditional fish and chips.