Excursions | API Study Abroad


  • Courses in English and Arabic
  • Courses with UAE and international students
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (American University of Sharjah)
  • Visa cost included


  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Application documents must ALL be turned into API by deadline
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
May 26, 2018 - Jul 18, 2018
$7,400 (1 course); $10,200 (2 courses)


SUMMER 1 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Apr 15, 2018


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 Sharjah programs. All excursions are subject to change.

The summer program also includes a visit to the top of Burj Khalifa observation deck for panoramic views of the city, an Arabic cooking class and a refreshing day at Ski Dubai.



Abu Dhabi is the capital and largest of the United Arab Emirates. It is a place of enormous wealth thanks to its oil reserves, but it is also a region with an eye towards sustainable economic and environmental development. Students may visit the most expensive hotel ever constructed in the world, walk along the seaside Corniche, or tour the rapidly developing Saadiyat Island (home to international museums such as the Louvre, Guggenheim, and others) and Yas Island (home to a world-class racetrack, yacht club, and Ferrarri World).


The 2nd largest, Emirate, Dubai shatters the stereotypes of Eastern and Western cultures while simultaneously and relatively seamlessly mixing them together. The pace of development in Dubai is breathtaking, and the urban (and coastal) landscapes are constantly changing. Students may have the opportunity to tour some of the opulent malls (and snow ski in one!) as well as the traditional souqs along Dubai Creek (such as the Gold Souq, the Spice Souq, and others). Whether riding a traditional abra (boat) across the creek or the new state-of-the art metro system, students will be able to experience this exciting city in many ways. There is no better way to top off a day in Dubai than to ride the elevator to the 124th floor observation deck of the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest skyscraper) and see the city spread out below, as well as the Palm Jumeirah and The World archipelago island developments.