Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in French
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of French speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
May 29, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
$4,780
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
May 29, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
$8,850
SUMMER 2 2018
Jun 26, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
$4,780

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 30, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 30, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 30, 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 Grenoble programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Summer 1

LYON

France’s second largest city, Lyon is located on the Rhone and Soâne Rivers with many sites to see, including the Gallo-Roman Museum, two excavated Roman theaters, and the 18th century Basilique Notre-Dame de Fouvière. In the Parc de la Tête d’Or, one will find botanical gardens, a small zoo, lakes for sailing, running trails, and many areas for relaxing.

MARSEILLE

France’s second largest city after Paris, Marseille is situated in the south of France on the Mediterranean Sea. Marseille is the oldest city in France, dating back 2,600 years to the Phonecians. In 2013, Marseille was named the European Capital of Culture, and it has also been named the 2017 European Capital of Sport (in part due to their world-famous soccer club). Marseille’s Vieux Port in the heart of the city has been renovated over the years, but has been able to hold on to its authentic charm. Students will have the opportunity to climb to the top of the hill to the Basilique Notre Dame de la Gard for a panorama view of the sea. Just off the coast, you can take a ferry and discover the Château d’If, an ancient prison island, immortalized in Alexandre Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo.

PARIS

One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history. The Louvre, a former palace and current home to the world’s largest and finest art collection; Notre Dame, a grandiose jewel of the gothic era; and the Eiffel Tower, a turn of the century masterpiece, are only a few examples of the many possibilities Paris offers to the visitor.

Summer 2

CHARTREUSE

Chartreuse is a beautiful region of mountains and forests and is known for the Monastery “de la Grande Chartreuse,” where a particular liqueur was invented and has been made by monks since 1605. A beautiful area to escape to, Chartreuse offers a relaxing day’s trip from Grenoble and the opportunity to wander the incredible countryside of this region of France.

GENEVA AND ANNECY

Geneva is perhaps one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Geneva is home to approximately 190 international organizations, including the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Dominated by Mont Blanc and boasting acres of natural parks, Geneva is one of the least polluted European cities.

Surrounded by the beauty of the Alps and the Lac d’Annecy, the scenic town of Annecy is known as the “little Venice” of the French Alps. In fact, many say that the best way to see the city is via the canals on a relaxing boat tour. Because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s, Lac d’Annecy is known as “Europe’s cleanest lake.”

PARIS

One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history. The Louvre, a former palace and current home to the world’s largest and finest art collection; Notre Dame, a grandiose jewel of the gothic era; and the Eiffel Tower, a turn of the century masterpiece, are only a few examples of the many possibilities Paris offers to the visitor.