Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Courses with British students (except London-focused courses)
  • Internships available (for credit)
  • 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

Requirements

  • Students must have graduated with a 2.7 G.P.A. (students wishing to study at the School of Media, Arts, and Design must have graduated with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0)
  • Students must be pursuing a graduate degree in the U.S. or have recently graduated
  • Official transcript from undergraduate program; current transcript from graduate program
  • Completed API application
  • University Contact Information Form
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Program of study statement
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents for stays under 6 months or valid passport with student visa for stays over 6 months

Dates & Fees

SPRING SEMESTER 2019
Jan 12, 2019 - May 18, 2019
TBA
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Sep 15, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
TBA

Deadlines

SPRING SEMESTER 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 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 London programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Spring

BRIGHTON

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.

HARLAXTON MANOR

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 HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOUR

The Harry Potter Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making one of the most successful film series of all time. Students have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, to props and animatronics. Students explore a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. Some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics, will be revealed.

STRATFORD AND WARWICK CASTLE

Stratford-Upon-Avon is one of the most historic and picturesque towns in the UK , beautifully preserved since Shakespeare’s day. Dating back to the 13th century, Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare and his wife are buried, has copies of Shakespeare’s baptismal and burial records. Warwick Castle was the home of the Earls of Warwick until recently and is one of the most complete and dramatic medieval castles in England.

Fall

HARLAXTON MANOR

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 HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOUR

The Harry Potter Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making one of the most successful film series of all time. Students have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, to props and animatronics. Students explore a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. Some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics, will be revealed.

STONEHENGE AND BATH

At 5,000 years old, Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument that still baffles scientists and historians who ponder over the reasons for its construction. See for yourself the huge size of the stones and imagine how difficult it was to build in the days before machinery, especially bearing in mind that many of the stones were dragged thousands of miles across the country. Students will also visit the stunningly beautiful town of Bath, with its gorgeous Roman and Georgian architecture.

WALES WEEKEND

Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Every hill, church or standing stone has a story all of its own. Cardiff, the capital city is the location of many Dr. Who scenes, and the Welsh countryside is home to picturesque abbeys and castles painted by many artists through the centuries.