Excursions | API Study Abroad
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Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in French
  • Most popular API Grenoble program!

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to students with a minimum of two semesters of college French or the equivalent.
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • University contact information form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

 

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2016-2017
Aug 28, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016
$11,450
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Late Aug, 2017 - Mid-Dec, 2017
$12,480
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
Aug 28, 2016 - May 20, 2017
$22,600
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Late Aug, 2017 - Late May, 2018
$23,280
SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017
Jan 15, 2017 - May 20, 2017
$12,480

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2016-2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2016
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2016
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2016

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 blasting 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.

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 Fourvière. 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.

STRASBOURG

This region is known for its artistic delights, cultural heritage, intellectual history and outdoor activities. With its monumental cathedral featuring carvings as delicate as any piece of lacework, Strasbourg is one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Thanks to the richness and sheer density of its heritage sites, the entire town center has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Colmar’s old town is stunningly beautiful and is also very well preserved.