Locations: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, Scotland, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates.
What is API?
API is a third-party provider that arranges study abroad programs for students. EIU has a partnership with API which means EIU students can participate in a API study abroad program and earn EIU credit. With each API program, EIU students will pay their study abroad program fees directly to API. Your EIU student account will only be charged for the $300 EIU study abroad administrative fee. You will not pay EIU tuition or regular fees for the term(s) you are studying abroad.
API offers study abroad programs in Argentina, Costa Rica, England, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates. Almost all majors are represented. For detailed information about program offerings, courses, dates, and fees for each program, go to API's web site. You can also contact API on Facebook and Twitter (@APIstudyabroad).
"This is a must-attend program. I had the time of my life, and it is an experience I will forever cherish." --Tiffany Rentner, who studied with API in Rome in the Summer of 2010.
All API programs include the following in their program costs:
Sample Program Costs:
API's mission statement:
Academic Programs International, API, is an educational organization dedicated to providing challenging and enriching study abroad programs for our students. The experience of living, interacting and learning in an international environment presents invaluable opportunities for each student's academic and personal development. All of our academic and extracurricular offerings are selected with the goal of helping students to grow more self-aware and culturally sensitive. We envision each student evolving from a tourist to a resident to a global citizen, and API is dedicated to supporting this lifelong process.
How does applying through a third-party provider like API work?
If you are interested in applying for a API program, you must fill out the EIU Study Abroad Application Materials and all API application materials for the program in which you are interested. All API application materials are located on their web site. Your application materials (EIU and API) along with the API application fee should be turned in to the EIU Office of Study Abroad (1207 Blair Hall). The Office of Study Abroad will send the appropriate materials to API for you.
For EIU application materials, click on the links below:
Foreign Entry Requirements
Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on the country where you plan to study. It will provide you with a great deal of information on your host country and will help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on the entry requirements for the country where you plan to study. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for the host country for more information. **
Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.