Never use API. July 23, 2021

By (Texas A&M University - College Station) - abroad from 05/31/2021 to 07/30/2021 with

API (Academic Programs International): Granada - Universidad de Granada

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned great and valuable things from Spain. Go to Spain, go to Granada. However, go through a different provider. You will leave feeling frustrated, abandoned, and more if you choose API.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The health care officials in Spain were absolutely misinformed and lazy. I suffered many health problems while in Spain, and the insurance that I got through API made it SO difficult to be reimbursed. In addition to this, I also had to pay for UNNECESSARY COVID TESTS ON MY OWN ACCORD THAT WERE FORCED ON THE THROUGH API. Do not come with API. Come to Granada, come to Spain, but do not go through API. There's a reason that all of their participant numbers are dwindling each semester. If you look at the facts, you will understand why you do not want to come with this program.

* Safety:

Granada is safe.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Granada itself
  • Spain
  • Beach
* What could be improved?
  • Everything about API
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That API wasn't as good as they marketed themselves to be.