Academic Programs International (API) gap year or gap semester programs provide recent high school graduates with the opportunity to travel and study abroad before starting their undergraduate programs at home. All API gap students can earn college credits and acquire new language and intercultural skills both inside and outside the classroom, while also developing relevant global skills in an exciting, enriching, safe, and secure setting.
API also provides assistance to students who wish to pursue specific personal interests in order to maximize their time abroad. An API gap program features language classes, home stays with local host families, volunteer opportunities, interactive cultural activities, and excursions to encourage students to experience their host culture firsthand, rather than passively.
API is dedicated to providing comprehensive gap programs in Argentina, Chile, France, Ireland, Italy, and Spain