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London, an international center of business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics and finance, has inspired creativity and cutting-edge innovation for centuries. There is something for everyone in London: a bustling financial district,... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
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It was worthwhile and I gained more knowledge on myself and how I want to live my life - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): London - University of Westminster
It was worthwhile and definitely taught me to come out of my shell and be more outgoing to everyone. Also taught me how to be responsible and learn new things that I loved - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
Definitely an insight into another culture is important to being politically knowledgable and aware of the world - Providence College View Entire Review
Studying abroad was the best decision - Bryant University View Entire Review
I definitely gained a lot of confidence from traveling alone and with friends. My independent side was put to good use as well as my problem-solving skills. You learn so much more outside the classroom when you study abroad. - Lesley University View Entire Review
March 29, 2016 Amazing
100% worthwhile. Learned a lot about myself and the world - University of Westminster View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): London - University of Westminster
September 03, 2015 Oh, The Places You'll Go!!
I gained best friends, unforgettable memories, and valuable experience. If I could do it again, no question about it, I would. Not one penny spent do I regret. Every wrong train we got on, every warm drink, and every rude person was brushed off because of I was in a place I loved. Find a place you love and go there! Make friends... - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
Learned alot about myself and others around me. Not all the learning you do is academic however it is definitely more valuable than anything out of a textbook. - Stevens Institute of Technology View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): London - University of Westminster
more confidence, you can have fun while learning. New friends and connection and it was worth every single penny I paid for that experience - Simmons College View Entire Review
My experience abroad was a one in a lifetime experience. I was opened to so many new views and opinions and I got to see so much. It was worthwhile and something I hope I can do again in the future. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
100% Fell in love with London and my friends over there. - University of Southern Maine View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): London - University of Westminster
It was very much worthwhile and I would do it all over again. One of the biggest things would be that even when it seemed like everything is going wrong, I managed to figure it out and learn how independent I can be on myself. I am more aware of other cultures from just being out on the streets with various people. There are so ... - Kansas State University View Entire Review
I definitely want to go back to London and live there now! It's like a second home. I miss it! - Kansas State University View Entire Review
February 07, 2017 Priceless
Appreciation for different cultures, learned to also appreciate working and making money as I could not while I was there - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
I grew. What more can I say? I had those special moments where you think "Wow, I can actually do this!" and you can't get those anywhere else. - University of Westminster View Entire Review
learned virtual experience. yes it was worth while - University of Westminster View Entire Review
I learned I was capable of much more than I initially gave myself credit for. Travelling alone and visiting foreign countries was something that nearly came naturally to me, and I now know I can handle a lot of activities that would have greatly intimidated me before. I was also able to receive a hands on learning experience by ... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
March 29, 2016 Amazing
How to live by myself and be open to everything. I am a pretty open easy going person so it was great to experience that abroad. - Endicott College View Entire Review
March 15, 2016 On Amazing Trip
I gained a sense of maturity I believe because it was the first time I was in a country where I knew LITERALLY no one prior, and the first time I traveled to multiple countries on my own - Manhattanville College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): London - University of Westminster
September 01, 2015 The Time Of Your Life!
I gained a confidence that I never knew I could have. All I want to do is get on a plane and explore Europe. This experience was so worthwhile! I wish I could do it every summer! - University of Westminster View Entire Review
I have gained so much from this experience. I have met my future husband - which is pretty weird and crazy - and have gained a whole new future. I've also become even more independent and empathetic. I don't feel like I can really describe how much I have grown and changed because of all my experiences abroad. - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): London - University of Westminster
My decision to study abroad was more than an opportunity to travel to foreign countries, it was a chance to get to know who I was as an indvidual. I was able to be myself and truly appreciate where I was because not everyone will be able to take part in this expeirence. I would say going to London was one of the best choices I... - Frostburg State University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I gained a better understanding of how to accept other cultures and be more open to opportunities. - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
This experience has made me want to live in London for a fair amount of time. - DePaul University View Entire Review
You grow up a lot when you have to depend on yourself for food, transportation, daily activities, etc - especially in a new country. - Kansas State University View Entire Review

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London, an international center of business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics and finance, has inspired creativity and cutting-edge innovation for centuries. There is something for everyone in London: a bustling financial district, street markets, green spaces and elaborate parks, ruins, monuments, political machinations, art galleries and museums. Monuments to Britain’s glorious past are found throughout London, including the Tower of London, the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the British Museum, and Trafalgar Square. Because of its famed galleries, the energy of Soho, the history that lives in the streets, the pub scene and the tranquility of London’s parks, London is alive with sources of inspiration.

Programs in London Includes:


  • University of Westminster Direct Enrollment: The University of Westminster, with 20,000 students, is divided into four campuses. Every campus has its own individual character and is home to a significant international student body, its own library and catering facilities. The central campuses are all just a short distance from many famous London landmarks. Students are encouraged to choose all their classes from one campus; students enroll in up to four classes per semester (only two practical modules per semester). Each class (module) at the University of Westminster is equivalent to 15 U.K. credits or 4 U.S. credits. Study abroad students in London at the University of Westminster usually earn a total of 60 U.K. credits or 16 U.S. semester credits per semester.


  • University of Westminster Graduate Program: Students who wish to study abroad in London at the graduate level may spend one semester based at the University of Westminster studying alongside British and other international students. The program is administrated by the Study Abroad Unit within the University’s Education Abroad Centre. The aim of the Study Abroad Unit is to help students to adapt quickly to University life and to get the most out of their period of study here by giving support, advice, and information, as well as assisting in the process of credit transfer. Graduate modules are normally worth 20 U.K. credits (10 ECTS, 6 US) and students take three modules in the semester to make up a full workload of 60 U.K. credits (30 ECTS, 18 US). Students may choose modules from across a wide variety of subject areas, including architecture and the built environment, business, electronics and computer science, law, life sciences, media, arts and design, social sciences, humanities, and languages.


  • University of Westminster Direct Enrollment Summer: 4 U.S. semester credits for 1 session; 8 semester credits for two sessions combined API offers three academic pathways for summer study abroad in London at the University of Westminster. Each program is approximately three weeks long.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Graduate Program
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Human Services
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • International Relations
  • History
  • Business
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Year Founded:
1997
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API / Academic Programs International Scholarships

The API regional scholarships (Asia/Middle East, Europe, Latin America) provide awards that range from $250 to $800 per session. All API students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is both need and merit-based. We will review your academic record, essays and financial need as stated in your own words. This scholarship is offered to quarter/semester, academic year, and summer students.

$250-$800

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
3.0+ GPA, Letter of recommendation, two essays,

API is pleased to support students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. The First Generation Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 per session and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher Be a first-generation college student (i.e., parents and grandparents did not attend a college or university). Show financial need. Letter of recommendation, two essays,

This scholarship is offered to API participants who attend a community college in the U.S., and awards range from $250 to $750 per session.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Letter of recommendation, two essays,

The API STEM scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The API STEM Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Major in an area classified as a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Special consideration will be given to students who are taking courses related to their major while abroad. Show financial need. Letter of recommendation Two essays

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Students participating in an API program who have been awarded a Gilman scholarship will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching contributions from API for a study abroad program, or up to $500 in matching contributions from API for an intern abroad program. To receive this award, Gilman winners should indicate their scholarship details on their financial aid information after acceptance to an API study abroad program.

Up to $1,000

Deadlines:
See Gilman deadlines in link below.

Guidelines/Requirements:
See Gilman requirements in link below.

API is proud to provide a diversity scholarship in order to support students from a variety of backgrounds. The API Diversity Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, or summer students. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student. Letter of recommendation Two essays

It is not an easy task to juggle the demands of college athletics with academic responsibilities while pursuing other interests on campus. API supports both current and college-bound student-athletes participating on our programs. We welcome student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA to apply.

$250- $750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only for student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. Students applying must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and submit a letter of recommendation and two essays.

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