Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Internships available (for credit)
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to high advanced and superior level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa for programs over 90 days

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2017-2018
Aug 30, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017
$11,800
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 22, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017
$9,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 22, 2017 - May 26, 2018
$18,980
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2017-2018
Aug 30, 2017 - May 26, 2018
$20,600
FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2018
Late Aug, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$11,980
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Late Sep, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$10,280
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2018-2019
Late Aug, 2018 - Late May, 2019
$20,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Late Sep, 2018 - Late May, 2019
$19,580
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 19, 2018 - May 26, 2018
$10,600

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 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
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 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 EARLY START 2018-2019
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 Granada programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Spring

ROME, ITALY
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. The “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today, it remains the seat of the Italian government and the world’s biggest open air museum.

CÁDIZ*

Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

MADRID

Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

EL ESCORIAL

The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

LAS ALPUJARRAS

This region of mountain villages lies on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains (Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps) with breathtaking valleys and gorges that run down towards the Mediterranean coast. The villages of Capileira, Bubión and Pampaneira, located at the Poqueira ravine, have a unique whitewashed North African style. The area allows the traveler to experience the natural beauty while hiking through the many trails that connect the different villages.

TOLEDO

Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

Fall

PARIS
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSIONS

One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history. The Louvre, a former palace and current home to the world’s largest and finest art collection; Notre Dame, a grandiose jewel of the gothic era; and the Eiffel Tower, a turn of the century masterpiece, are only a few examples of the many possibilities Paris offers to the visitor.

SEVILLE

Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is an unique example where history, tradition and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter known as the Barrio Santa Cruz are located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

SAN JOSÉ AND CABO DE GATA

Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

MADRID

Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

TOLEDO

Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

EL ESCORIAL

The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

*During the spring term the Cádiz excursion is only available for students in the Hispanic Studies, Language & Culture, and Intensive Language (Extended) programs. The Cádiz excursion is not included for regular start spring Intensive Language students or for academic year students pursuing the spring program ending in March.