Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English and Polish
  • Internships available (not for credit)
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in a university with freshmen (2nd semester), sophomores, juniors or senior standing
  • Open to all levels of Polish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • Course pre-registration form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 15, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017
$11,200
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 15, 2017 - Jun 22, 2018
$21,800
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Feb 9, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
$11,600
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Mid-Sep, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$11,200
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Mid-Sep, 2018 - Late Jun, 2019
$21,800

Deadlines

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
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 20, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018

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 Kraków programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Spring

BESKIDY MOUNTAINS

The Beskid Niski mountains are one of the last truly authentic folk areas in Poland. Here students will discover traditional Polish folk culture, food, crafts and customs amidst an outdoor paradise.

OSWIECIM (AUSCHWITZ)

About 40 miles southwest of Krakow is the town of Oswiecim. Most people know the city by its German name, Auschwitz. This was the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp, and during the years 1940-45 more than 1.5 million people lost their lives there. The main gate still has the original inscription “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free). The Martyrdom Museum, included on the list of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, was established in 1947 and provides student visitors with the history and personal testimonies of the survivors of the camp.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

Prague is and has been one of the most beautiful European cities since the Middle Ages. It is known as the “City of 100 Towers,” “Heart of Europe” and “Golden Prague.” In the 18th century, six independent towns were incorporated into the city making up today’s quarters. Because the city stayed relatively untouched by the wars of the 20th century, much of its historic architecture remains, with styles ranging from Art Nouveau to Baroque, Renaissance, Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical and Ultra-Modern. The historical center of Prague is situated on both banks of the river Vltava. The Old Town and Prague Castle areas will enchant visitors for many years to come.

WIELICZKA SALT MINE

The Wieliczka Salt Mine has been listed as a UNESCO monument since 1978. This 700 year-old mine attracts visitors from all over the world. Located just 15 km outside of Krakow, the salt mine (kopalnia soli) is still operating. Because the mine is renowned for the preservative qualities of its microclimate as well as for its health-giving properties, it also functions as an underground sanatorium where chronic allergies are treated. The most beautiful chamber is the Chapel of St. Kinga, which was voluntarily carved out between 1862-80. The floors, walls, chandeliers and banisters are all carved from salt. The bas-relief wall carvings depict scenes from the New Testament and display amazing dimension and realism.

ZAKOPANE

Zakopane is a cozy village embedded in the Tatras, the highest mountain range of the Carpathians. This quaint town attracts over a million tourists a year, and is famous for its “góralski” (highland) culture and way of life. Moreover, Zakopane has left its mark on Polish culture due to the fact that many Polish artists, writers, and painters have been inspired by the village’s unique atmosphere.

Fall

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

Budapest is Hungary’s capital and largest city. The river Danube flows through Budapest on its way to the Black Sea, dividing the city in two. In fact, Buda and Pest were officially united in 1873. Hungary joined the European Union in 2004, but its capital retains an Eastern mystique, with twisty old streets lined with beautiful architecture. Today Budapest is bustling with activity. The language will fascinate you, the nightlife buzzes, the classical music scene is impressive, and the Hungarian people are warm and welcoming. Budapest’s famous thermal baths are a “must-do” for the traveler. Due to Budapest’s stunning beauty, many tourists believe it to be one of the hidden treasures of Central Europe.

OSWIECIM (AUSCHWITZ)

About 40 miles southwest of Krakow is the town of Oswiecim. Most people know the city by its German name, Auschwitz. This was the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp, and during the years 1940-45 more than 1.5 million people lost their lives there. The main gate still has the original inscription “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free). The Martyrdom Museum, included on the list of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, was established in 1947 and provides student visitors with the history and personal testimonies of the survivors of the camp.

WIELICZKA SALT MINE

The Wieliczka Salt Mine has been listed as a UNESCO monument since 1978. This 700 year-old mine attracts visitors from all over the world. Located just 15 km outside of Krakow, the salt mine (kopalnia soli) is still operating. Because the mine is renowned for the preservative qualities of its microclimate as well as for its health-giving properties, it also functions as an underground sanatorium where chronic allergies are treated. The most beautiful chamber is the Chapel of St. Kinga, which was voluntarily carved out between 1862-80. The floors, walls, chandeliers and banisters are all carved from salt. The bas-relief wall carvings depict scenes from the New Testament and display amazing dimension and realism.

ZAKOPANE

Zakopane is a cozy village embedded in the Tatras, the highest mountain range of the Carpathians. This quaint town attracts over a million tourists a year, and is famous for its “góralski” (highland) culture and way of life. Moreover, Zakopane has left its mark on Polish culture due to the fact that many Polish artists, writers, and painters have been inspired by the village’s unique atmosphere.