Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes in English and Italian
  • Immersive Italian program
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Marist College)

Requirements

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

 

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 - TWO WKS 2018
May 19, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018
$3,980 (Language only): $4,580 (Culture only)
SUMMER 1 - FOUR WKS 2018
May 19, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
$5,980 (Language only): $6,480 (Language and Culture)
SUMMER 1 - SIX WKS 2018
May 19, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
$6,980 (Language only); $8,480 (Language and Culture)
SUMMER 1 - EIGHT WKS 2018
May 19, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018
$8,880 (Language only); $10,280 (Language and Culture)
SUMMER 2 - TWO WKS 2018
Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
$3,980 (Language only): $4,580 (Culture only)
SUMMER 2 - FOUR WKS 2018
Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
$5,980 (Language only): $6,480 (Language and Culture)
SUMMER 2 - SIX WKS 2018
Jun 2, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018
$6,980 (Language only); $8,480 (Language and Culture)
SUMMER 3 - TWO WKS 2018
Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018
$3,980 (Language only): $4,580 (Culture only)

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 - TWO WKS 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
SUMMER 1 - FOUR WKS 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
SUMMER 1 - SIX WKS 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
SUMMER 1 - EIGHT WKS 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
SUMMER 2 - TWO WKS 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
SUMMER 2 - FOUR WKS 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
SUMMER 2 - SIX WKS 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
SUMMER 3 - TWO WKS 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 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 Taormina programs. All excursions are subject to change.

In keeping with the academic focus of the program and international nature of the student body, Taormina excursions are conducted almost entirely in Italian.

A sample of possible excursions is listed below. Destinations may change, and not all excursions are offered each semester. A final list will be provided prior to departure.

Two and Three-Week Terms

CATANIA

Catania is known as the city on the highest volcano in Europe. Its historic downtown with its Baroque style is a UNESCO-listed wonder. In ancient times the town was covered by Mount Etna’s lava and rebuilt several times. Imagine Catania as a cake with multiple levels… beneath the current city are the ancient ruins of a town with over 2,700 years of history! Catania is also well-known for its food. This is the home of Sicily’s iconic Pasta Alla Norma, La Pescheria Market, and some amazing local bars and restaurants.

VENDICARI

Situated on the southern-most part of Sicily’s east cost, Vendicari is a mixture of lagoons, sand dunes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. The high salinity of the ground provides an ideal habitat for Mediterranean flora. Thousands of migrating birds stop by for a few days each season on their way to or from Africa.

Four-Week Terms

CATANIA

Catania is known as the city on the highest volcano in Europe. Its historic downtown with its Baroque style is a UNESCO-listed wonder. In ancient times the town was covered by Mount Etna’s lava and rebuilt several times. Imagine Catania as a cake with multiple levels… beneath the current city are the ancient ruins of a town with over 2,700 years of history! Catania is also well-known for its food. This is the home of Sicily’s iconic Pasta Alla Norma, La Pescheria Market, and some amazing local bars and restaurants.

MOUNT ETNA

Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. It has a maximum elevation of approximately 3,350 meters and dominates the landscape of northeastern Sicily. The first eruptions of Mount Etna occurred approximately 500,000 years ago. Mount Etna has the longest period of documented eruptions in the world and is notable for its wide variety of eruption styles. The volcano is at its most spectacular when both summit and flank eruptions occur simultaneously.

TINDARI AND MARINELLO’S LAKES

The outline of the Marinello Lakes, in the Province of Messina, constantly changes due to marine currents and sea storms. If you happen to look out from the sacristy of the old sanctuary of the Black Madonna of Tindari, be prepared for the breathtaking view over the Tyrrhenian Sea, with the Aeolian Islands at the horizon.

VENDICARI

Situated on the southern-most part of Sicily’s east cost, Vendicari is a mixture of lagoons, sand dunes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. The high salinity of the ground provides an ideal habitat for Mediterranean flora. Thousands of migrating birds stop by for a few days each season on their way to or from Africa.

Six-Week Terms

MOUNT ETNA

Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. It has a maximum elevation of approximately 3,350 meters and dominates the landscape of northeastern Sicily. The first eruptions of Mount Etna occurred approximately 500,000 years ago. Mount Etna has the longest period of documented eruptions in the world and is notable for its wide variety of eruption styles. The volcano is at its most spectacular when both summit and flank eruptions occur simultaneously.

TINDARI AND MARINELLO’S LAKES

The outline of the Marinello Lakes, in the Province of Messina, constantly changes due to marine currents and sea storms. If you happen to look out from the sacristy of the old sanctuary of the Black Madonna of Tindari, be prepared for the breathtaking view over the Tyrrhenian Sea, with the Aeolian Islands at the horizon.

VENDICARI

Situated on the southern-most part of Sicily’s east cost, Vendicari is a mixture of lagoons, sand dunes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. The high salinity of the ground provides an ideal habitat for Mediterranean flora. Thousands of migrating birds stop by for a few days each season on their way to or from Africa.

Eight-Week Terms

MOUNT ETNA

Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. It has a maximum elevation of approximately 3,350 meters and dominates the landscape of northeastern Sicily. The first eruptions of Mount Etna occurred approximately 500,000 years ago. Mount Etna has the longest period of documented eruptions in the world and is notable for its wide variety of eruption styles. The volcano is at its most spectacular when both summit and flank eruptions occur simultaneously.

TINDARI AND MARINELLO’S LAKES

The outline of the Marinello Lakes, in the Province of Messina, constantly changes due to marine currents and sea storms. If you happen to look out from the sacristy of the old sanctuary of the Black Madonna of Tindari, be prepared for the breathtaking view over the Tyrrhenian Sea, with the Aeolian Islands at the horizon.

VENDICARI

Situated on the southern-most part of Sicily’s east cost, Vendicari is a mixture of lagoons, sand dunes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. The high salinity of the ground provides an ideal habitat for Mediterranean flora. Thousands of migrating birds stop by for a few days each season on their way to or from Africa.