Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Service-learning opportunities for credit
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to juniors and seniors only
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation and two academic references
  • One official transcript
  • Program of study statement
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Copy of passport/birth certificate
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documents

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Aug 29, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
$16,600
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 10, 2018 - May 18, 2018
$16,580
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Late Aug, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
$16,380
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Aug 29, 2017 - May 18, 2017
$32,580
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Late Aug, 2018 - Mid-May, 2018
$31,880

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 10, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 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 Galway programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Spring

BURREN NATIONAL PARK, COUNTY CLARE

The “great rock”, is one of the largest karst landscapes in Europe. Burren is rich with historical and archaeological sites. There are more than 90 megalithic tombs in the area, portal dolmens, a celtic high cross in the village of Kilfenora, and a number of ring forts. The Burren is renowned for its remarkable assemblage of plants and animals. The region supports many rare Irish species, some of which are only found in this area. This area has a long history of traditional Irish music.

CONNEMARA

The mountains, lakes and terrain of this area west of Galway in the heart of the Gaelgeacht area (Irish speaking zone) of Ireland are a wonderful reminder of the natural beauty of Ireland. The mountainous 12 peaks that hug Lough (lake) Corrib and Lough Mask dominate the landscape. The region is also filled with an abundance of Irish character – old castles, abbeys, cottages and pre-famine artifacts.

DUBLIN

Dublin, located on the east coast of the island, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is a lively city filled with history and youth, ancient architecture and contemporary structures. In addition to the National Museum, the National Gallery, Dublin Castle, and Kilmainham Jail, Dublin also features wonderful gardens, including the Garden of Remembrance and the National Botanic Gardens.

 

Fall

CONNEMARA

The mountains, lakes and terrain of this area west of Galway in the heart of the Gaelgeacht area (Irish speaking zone) of Ireland are a wonderful reminder of the natural beauty of Ireland. The mountainous 12 peaks that hug Lough (lake) Corrib and Lough Mask dominate the landscape. The region is also filled with an abundance of Irish character – old castles, abbeys, cottages and pre-famine artifacts.

DUBLIN

Dublin, located on the east coast of the island, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is a lively city filled with history and youth, ancient architecture and contemporary structures. In addition to the National Museum, the National Gallery, Dublin Castle, and Kilmainham Jail, Dublin also features wonderful gardens, including the Garden of Remembrance and the National Botanic Gardens.

EAST CO. GALWAY AND EAST CO. CLARE

East County Galway and east County Clare lie in one of the most unspoiled destinations in Ireland, a part of the country where life is enjoyed at a different pace, where the sun rises each day on stunning landscapes, historic sites, colorful towns and vibrant cities. The area is also home to the Fields of Athenry, Coole Park Nature Reserve, Bunratty Castle and its traditional folk park.