Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • All classes taught in French
  • Great language-learning option!

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior level French speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 29, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018
$11,880
SPRING SEMESTER EXTENDED 2018
Jan 29, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018
$13,880
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Sep 24, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018
$11,880
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 25, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017
$12,480

Deadlines

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER EXTENDED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
July 1, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
July 1, 2017

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.

Spring

BURGUNDY

Burgundy is well-known for its “bon vivre” and considered the gastronomical capital of France. The villages and cities of Burgundy are famous each having its own unique colors and smells.

FRENCH RIVIERA – COTE D’AZUR

This southern region of France is cornered between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea and attracts people from all walks of life to relax at its beaches, explore its cliff side villages, or sample the entertainment and liveliness of its towns and cities.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

The magnificent Mont Blanc towers above the town is Europe’s highest peak at 15,771 feet. This city offers hiking and skiing for the outdoor enthusiast, and breathtaking cable car rides for those interested in soaking up the scenery.

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.

GROTTES DE CHORANCHE

In the heart of the Vercors region lies the Grotte de Choranche, a small part of the Grotte de Couffin. The cave is located at the bottom of the falaises de Presles (Presles cliffs). This limestone cliff with its 300m vertical drop is famous among climbers and offers more than 300 routes. On the way there are waterfalls with the typical deposits of tufa or travertine, a result of limestone rich water reaching the surface. The first chamber -largest- is 60m in diameter and up to 18m high. The most impressive -among many formations- is a huge pillar in the Galerie du Siphon. The thousands stalactites, called soda straws are the great sights of this cave. The waters of the underground lakes and rivers flood the crystal whiteness of the rock formations with emerald green reflection.

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.

Fall

ANNECY

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.”

AIX-EN-PROVENCE/AVIGNON

Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France and known for its music festival, splendid houses and museums with rich works of art, mosaics and Romanesque and Gothic Sculptures. Students will visit the famous Pope’s Palace that was home to seven Popes from 1305 to 1378 before the papacy moved back to the Vatican. Near the palace is the famous half bridge Pont St. Bénezet, in which a popular children’s song was written describing folk dancing on the bridge.

LOIRE VALLEY

Visiting the Loire Valley palaces is like visiting 16th century Renaissance France when fortified medieval fortresses were transformed into delicate castles inspired by Italian architecture. Such is the case of le Château d’Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci was buried. Le Château de Chenonceau is where one can experience the splendor of Chambord’s white stones and its magnificent central staircase which are both dedicated to da Vinci.

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.

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.