Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • International excursion (summer 2 and 3 sessions)

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of 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

SUMMER 1 2018
May 31, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
$4,680
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
May 31, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
$7,980
SUMMER 1 & 3 COMBINED 2018
May 31, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
$9,280
SUMMER 2 2018
Jun 23, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
$4,680
SUMMER 3 2018
Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
$5,880

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 3 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2018
SUMMER 3 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 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 Salamanca programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Summer 1

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.

GALICIA

Located in the North- west of Spain, the area of Galicia comprises the provinces of Coruña, Lugo, Orense and Pontevedra. On this trip students will visit the coast and the famous city of Santiago de Compostela. Santiago is the final destination on the Way of Saint James pilgrimage route, and its old quarter has earned the UNESCO World Heritage designation. The tomb of the Apostle Santiago was discovered here at the beginning of 9th century. Since then, Santiago has been the most important pilgrimage destination in Spain, with more than 250,000 pilgrims attempting the trek every year.

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.

SEGOVIA

Segovia is a typical 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.

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.

Summer 2 & 3

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.

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.

PORTO, PORTUGAL
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION – 2 & 3 STUDENTS

Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

SANTANDER

Santander is an elegant city which extends over a wide bay with views of the Cantabrian Sea. Its historic quarter includes a group of majestic buildings which are situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains. The cultural wealth of the Cantabrian capital is enriched with the passage of the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela.

SEGOVIA

Segovia is a typical 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.

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.