Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in French
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution available (UMass Amherst)
  • Teaching internships available for credit
  • 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
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

 

Dates & Fees

FALL QUARTER 2017-2018
Oct 12, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
$13,480
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 13, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017
$13,680
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 13, 2017 - May 26, 2018
$24,780
FALL QUARTER 2018
Mid-Oct, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
$11,980
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Mid-Sep, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
$13,800
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Mid-Sep, 2018 - Late May, 2019
$26,400
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 31, 2018 - May 26, 2018
$13,800

Deadlines

FALL QUARTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
FALL QUARTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 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 Paris programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Spring

BORDEAUX

Description coming soon.

FRENCH CHÂTEAUX

Students will have the opportunity to explore a famous, beautiful French château and its surroundings in the Ile de France (Paris countryside). Possible visits may include Champs sur Marne, Chantilly, Rambouillet, Vau le Vicomte, or Versailles.

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.

PROVENCE

Aix-en-Provence is known as a city of great beauty and offers a wonderful selection of public squares, gardens and mansions to tour. Marseilles is one of the most beautiful and largest harbors in France with its old quarters and basilica, Notre Dame de La Garde. The medieval city of Les Baux de Provence and its fortress overlooking the Alpilles is an unique local wonder. Finally, le Palais des Papes d’Avignon is one of the more interesting monuments where several popes were “hosted” during the late Middle-Ages.

 

Fall

BRUGES, BELGIUM
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

Bruges, also called the “Venice of the North,” is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement. Picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals link exceptionally photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historic churches and old whitewashed almshouses. The Flemish Belgium inspired some of the most famous Flemish Baroque painters such as Rubens.

BURGUNDY

Burgundy is an ancient historical province in the central-Eastern part of France, known for its abundance of color, fragrances, forests, vineyards, and opulent landscapes.

FRENCH CHÂTEAUX

Students will have the opportunity to explore a famous, beautiful French château and its surroundings in the Ile de France (Paris countryside). Possible visits may include Champs sur Marne, Chantilly, Rambouillet, Vau le Vicomte, or Versailles.

LYON

France’s 2nd largest city is located on the Rhone and Soâne Rivers with many sites to see, including the Gallo-Roman Museum and two Roman theaters.