- Named the most internationally diverse university in the U.K. – Hotcourses
- Ranked in the top 100 of the 2018 League Tables (The Complete University Guide)
- Awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Bronze
- Ranked top 50 in Communication and Media Studies – QS World Rankings
- Minimum 2.7 G.P.A. (Freshmen must have a minimum high school G.P.A. of 3.0)
- Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Complete API Application
- University contact information form]
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- List of current classes that do not appear on current transcript
- Entry Requirement: Valid passport and supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)
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 listing of all excursions for API London programs. All excursions are subject to change.
STUDENTS WILL PARTICIPATE ON ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EXCURSIONS PER TERM (STUDENTS IN BOTH TERMS WILL DO TWO OF THE FOLLOWING):
Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated in the Oriental Style. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet setters, organic farmers, hipsters and hippies side by side.
Though best known as the home of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge was important long before the University existed. In the first century BC an Iron Age Belgic tribe built a settlement on what is now Castle Hill. Around AD 40 the Romans took over the site and it became the crossing point for the Via Devana which linked Colchester with the legions in Lincoln and beyond. The first scholars didn’t arrive in Cambridge until 1209 and another 75 years passed before Hugh de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, founded Peterhouse, the first college. Today Cambridge is the city of crocuses and daffodils on The Backs, of green open spaces, and of cattle grazing only 500 yards from the market square.
HARLAXTON MANOR – SUMMER 2 ONLY
Escaping to the countryside, students will experience what life is like at a stately Manor House. They will spend an afternoon at Harlaxton Manor, where they will take a tour of the manor and learn more about the history of the buildings. In addition to this, students will be treated to Afternoon Tea in the Conservatory and enjoy a very English lawn sport, Croquet in the grounds of the manor. This is an exclusive excursion just for API as Harlaxton Manor is usually closed to the public.
The story of Oxford’s beginnings is a mysterious tangle of fact and legend. A Saxon princess and nun called Fridewide established a monastery here 700 AD on the site of Christ Church. A small community grew up around the monastery by the oxen ford (river crossing for oxen) from which Oxford takes its name. During the 12th century a university gradually evolved within the defensive walls of the market town. Now Oxford is known for punting on the river, picnics and poetry. The first colleges of Oxford University were Merton College, University College and Balliol College which were founded in 1249-80.