Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Various credit and course options per level
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to students of all levels
  • 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 QUARTER 2017-2018
Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
Intensive Lang.: $9,980 (120 hrs); $10,880 (180 hrs); Span. Lang. & Culture: $11,450 (180 hrs); Hispanic Studies $11,480 (180 hrs)
WINTER QUARTER 2018
Jan 3, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018
$9,980 (Intensive Track 120 hours); $10,880 (Intensive Track 180 hours); $11,450 (Spanish Language and Culture Track); $11,450 (Hispanic Studies Track)
SPRING QUARTER 2018
Mar 29, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
$9,980 (Intensive Track 120 hours); $10,880 (Intensive Track 180 hours); $11,450 (Spanish Language and Culture Track); $11,450 (Hispanic Studies Track)
FALL QUARTER 2018
Late Sep, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
Intensive Lang.: $9,880 (120 hrs); $10,880 (180 hrs); Span. Lang. & Culture: $11,450 (180 hrs); Hispanic Studies $11,450 (180 hrs)

Deadlines

FALL QUARTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
WINTER QUARTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
SPRING QUARTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Feb 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Feb 15, 2018
FALL QUARTER 2018
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 Madrid programs. All excursions are subject to change

All Terms

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.

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.

Winter

GRANADA

Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Granada sites include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage by the UNESCO.

LISBON, PORTUGAL
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION – SPRING STUDENTS*

Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities, but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colourful cityscape. Another side of LIsbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

Spring

GRANADA

Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Granada sites include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage by the UNESCO.

EXTREMADURA

Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. Third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

SEGOVIA

Segovia is a characteristic Old Castilian town that rose to importance under the Romans. Entering the city, all roads converge to one of the largest ancient structures remaining in Spain – the 2,000-year old Roman aqueduct. Following the winding roads through town, the cathedral tower and the beautiful medieval tower, as well as the Alcázar, rise above the city with majesty and grace.

* ACADEMIC YEAR STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE WINTER AND SPRING QUARTERS PARTICIPATE IN ONLY ONE INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION. STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED WHICH INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION THEY WILL PARTICIPATE IN POST-ACCEPTANCE.

Fall

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.

PARIS, FRANCE
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is full of amazing museums, architecture, music, fashion and beauty. One of the great cultural and intellectual centers of the West, it is felt by many to be the heart, soul, and imagination of France. 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 art collection; Notre Dame, a grandiose jewel of the gothic era; the Eiffel Tower, a turn of the century masterpiece; and Montmartre, an artist’s haven, are only a few examples of Paris’ highlights.

SALAMANCA

Salamanca is one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. Golden sandstone has lent itself to every major architectural style from Romanesque to Baroque. The Plaza Mayor is one of the most beautiful town squares in Spain.

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.

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.