New Programs in the New Year

Happy new year!  We here at Aspire by API have had a great holiday season, and we hope you have too.  High School Study Abroad and Gap Year Programs Programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina

We’re looking forward to 2013, especially since the new year is bringing with it some great news!  We are excited to announce the addition of several new programs–including new gap year and summer programs in Costa Rica, France, Ireland, Italy, and Spain.  We are also thrilled to be expanding into several new frontiers, with options in Argentina and China, and new Community Service Trips!
Here’s a quick scoop on each of our new locations:


Buenos Aires, Argentina — Founded in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadores, Buenos Aires has evolved into a thriving, cosmopolitan city with more than 6 million inhabitants within the city limits and another 6 million in the surrounding areas. Known for its vibrant nightlife, where tango thrives in tangueras, milongas and cultural centers, Buenos Aires offers a dazzling array of learning opportunities, cultural events and social attractions. The seat of the national government, Buenos Aires presents a unique opportunity to analyze the politics and history of this complex and fascinating country. Universities, museums, theatres, shopping districts, and restaurants abound in this metropolis, described by many as the Paris of Latin America.


Dublin, Ireland — As the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is one of the liveliest cities in Europe. Dublin is particularly fortunate to have many theaters, museums and galleries throughout the city. Famous for its literary and musical tradition, Ireland’s capital has been home to well known writers, playwrights, actors, and musicians for many years. A particular feature is the tradition of live music in every conceivable venue, from street artists to the National Concert Hall to the many pubs where traditional Irish music still flourishes. In the literary field, the contribution of native sons has been outstanding, with Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, and Samuel Beckett amongst the most prominent.

High School Study Abroad and Gap Year Programs Programs in Seville, Spain - Plaza de Espana

Sevilla’s Plaza de España


Seville, Spain — Seville, capital of Andalusia and Spain’s 4th largest city, is located between the Sierra Morena mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoying culture from the Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, Jews and Christians throughout the ages, and serving as the focal point of the Spanish Renaissance, Seville is rich in history and tradition. When visiting Seville one can experience the city as it was centuries ago. The lovely winding streets and active public squares of the Barrio Santa Cruz allow the visitor insight into the oldest portion of the city, and the list of monuments and historic sites is seemingly endless.




High School Study Abroad Summer Community Service Programs in China - Imperial LionBeijing & Fengyan Village, China — Beijing, a truly bustling capital in one of the world’s leading countries, is a great blend of old and new China.  Historic sites abound, including Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden Palace, the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, the Temple of Heaven, and more.  Students will visit these sites during the first part of the summer Community Service Trip.  The second part of the program will be spent in exploring the picturesque Chinese countryside, as students visit Fengyan, a lovely village in Guangxi Province.




And here’s a list of all our new programs for 2013:

Gap Year Programs

Buenos Aires, Argentina –  Intensive Spanish Language Program at the University of Belgrano

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Program of Argentine and Latin American Studies at the University of Belgrano

Paris, France – International Studies Program at the Institut Catholique de Paris

Dublin, Ireland – University College Dublin

Rome, Italy – John Cabot University

Salamanca, Spain – International Studies Program at the University of Salamanca

Seville, Spain – International Studies Program at the Pablo de Olavide University

Seville, Spain – Contemporary Hispanic Studies at the University of Seville

Summer Programs

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Spanish Language Immersion Program

Dublin, Ireland – International Summer Program

Community Service Programs

China Community Service Trip

Costa Rica Community Service Trip
Stay tuned for more posts on each of these new programs.   Here’s to a 2013 filled with adventure and discovery around the world!

High School Summer Study Abroad and Gap Year Programs in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin’s Custom House at night


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