Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English
  • Scotland’s “University of Sporting Excellence”
  • Internships available in summer 2 session (for credit)

Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors & seniors
  • Completed API Application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • Entry requirements: valid passport and supporting documents (Tier 4 visa required if participating in an internship)

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
Jun 8, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018
$6,280
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
Jun 8, 2018 - Aug 4, 2018
$10,780 (9 Credits); $11,780 (12 Credits)
SUMMER 2 2018
Jul 6, 2018 - Aug 4, 2018
$6,280

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 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 Stirling programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Summer 1

EDINBURGH

Edinburgh, nicknamed ‘Auld Reekie’ for its lack of plumbing in the 19 th century, is Scotland’s capital city. The city sits around the Royal Mile, an ancient cobble street with the famous Edinburgh Castle sitting at the top of the street and the Palace of Holyrood House – the Queen’s official residence in Scotland – at the bottom. Nearby is Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcanic which you can climb for stunning panoramas of the city. Edinburgh is home to fine cuisine, culture (boasting seven annual festivals) and stunning architecture. Its Old and New Towns were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And on top of all that, the city is the birthplace of Harry Potter – you can even visit the café where J.K. Rowling created the famous boy wizard!

GLASGOW

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is home to an outstanding variety of museums, galleries and performance venues. Once the 2nd city of the British Empire and a major centre of trade with the USA, Glasgow now wears its Victorian splendour with pride. Everything from impressionistic paintings to medieval armour is on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Other attractions are the Gallery of Modern Art, the social history museum Peoples Palace, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, the bustling Merchant City and the Provands Lordship.

LOCH NESS AND THE HIGHLANDS

Steeped in history and legend, the Highlands of Scotland are one of the last pristine regions of Europe. This is a land of high mountains, breathtaking islands, spectacular glens and deep, mysterious lochs. There is nature and wildlife to enjoy, imposing castles to explore and tales of folklore, heroes and legends to savor. Also there is Glenfinnan, home to the Glenfinnan Viaduct – most famous for its appearance in Harry Potter as the bridge that the Hogwarts Express crosses. And of course, last but not least, Loch Ness – home to the Loch Ness monster. People have claimed to have spotted the infamous monster for hundreds of years but you can make up your own mind!

SAINT ANDREWS

Saint Andrews is a stunning medieval city and home to the oldest university in Scotland where Prince William and Kate Middleton studied and met. It is also of course the home of golf. There are several golf courses in the town including the world famous Old Course and the town also has its own Golf Museum – great for those of us maybe not keen to play but who want to find out more about this famous sport! On top of all this is a stunning medieval cathedral and a beautiful ruined castle, which both played an important part in the reformation here in Scotland, surrounded by beautiful blue flag beaches!

YORK

York is a charming medieval city with a Viking past where you can meander down winding cobbled streets spreading out within the original medieval city walls. It’s also the home of chocolate in the UK and home to both the largest railway museum in Britain and a Viking festival, so there really is something for everyone.  The skyline is dominated by the 13th century York Minster, the oldest Gothic cathedral in Britain.

Summer 2

EDINBURGH

Edinburgh, nicknamed ‘Auld Reekie’ for its lack of plumbing in the 19 th century, is Scotland’s capital city. The city sits around the Royal Mile, an ancient cobble street with the famous Edinburgh Castle sitting at the top of the street and the Palace of Holyrood House – the Queen’s official residence in Scotland – at the bottom. Nearby is Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcanic which you can climb for stunning panoramas of the city. Edinburgh is home to fine cuisine, culture (boasting seven annual festivals) and stunning architecture. Its Old and New Towns were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And on top of all that, the city is the birthplace of Harry Potter – you can even visit the café where J.K. Rowling created the famous boy wizard!

GLASGOW

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is home to an outstanding variety of museums, galleries and performance venues. Once the 2nd city of the British Empire and a major centre of trade with the USA, Glasgow now wears its Victorian splendour with pride. Everything from impressionistic paintings to medieval armour is on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Other attractions are the Gallery of Modern Art, the social history museum Peoples Palace, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, the bustling Merchant City and the Provands Lordship.

LOCH LOMAND AND THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK

Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater lake in the UK and Scotland’s second most famous loch after Loch Ness. You may be familiar with the loch from the song “Loch Lomond”. The loch certainly lives up to the description it is given in the song – that is as having “bonnie, bonnie banks” (bonnie is a Scottish word for pretty!). At the south end the landscape surrounding the loch is fairly flat but as it reaches the north banks the landscape becomes more mountainous and imposing, meeting with Scotland’s Highlands. There are various viewing points and charming little villages surrounding the loch. Part of the West Highland Way, a 96 mile walk undertaken by many visitors to Scotland, which goes from just outside Glasgow up to Fort William runs by the banks of the river.

LONDON

London is the largest city in Western Europe, home of the Kings and Queens of England since time immemorial. The Tower of London, with its Beefeaters and grisly past, is a prominent landmark and is the place where the Tudor King Henry VIII had two of his queens beheaded! It is situated next to the famous Tower Bridge, which spans the River Thames. Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all equally famous historical buildings, of which there are no shortage in London. They are presided over by Buckingham Palace, where the current Queen lives, and overlooked by the London Eye. London is a magical city with plenty to offer any visitor.

SAINT ANDREWS

Saint Andrews is a stunning medieval city and home to the oldest university in Scotland where Prince William and Kate Middleton studied and met. It is also of course the home of golf. There are several golf courses in the town including the world famous Old Course and the town also has its own Golf Museum – great for those of us maybe not keen to play but who want to find out more about this famous sport! On top of all this is a stunning medieval cathedral and a beautiful ruined castle, which both played an important part in the reformation here in Scotland, surrounded by beautiful blue flag beaches!