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API Direct

API Direct Enrollment
API Direct is a program built on the idea of pursuing their passion in a new environment, garnering a greater understanding of different cultures, and personal growth through study abroad.  To this end, API offers programs in nearly 50 cities in over 25 countries around the world. If you would like to know more information, you are encouraged to visit there website here.

How to Apply for API via Bucs Abroad:

Step 1:  Sign up for an interest session here

Step 2:  Apply on Bucs Abroad for permission to study abroad. Make sure you apply before the deadline.  Check deadlines here
API Direct in Africa
API Direct in Asia
API Direct in Latin America and/or Spain
API Direct in Europe
API Direct in Oceania
API Direct in the Middle East

Step 3:  Apply on the API website here

 Fee Table Per Semester
*Fees are subject to change
API Costs
Other Costs
Pay the Following:
  • Program Fees.  Check here for a list of programs and their cost breakdowns
Definite Costs:
  • Airfare
  • In-country transportation (e.g. train, taxi)
Potential Costs (Vary by Country):
  • Student Visa Fees 
  • If applicable: travel costs, for countries that require students to obtain a student visa at a consulate (usually in DC or Atlanta)
  • If applying to a school in Spain: TN residents must travel to Houston, TX to obtain a student visa. NC and VA residents can travel to Washington, DC.
Miscellaneous Costs:
  • Bed sheets
  • Towels
  • Cookware
  • Souvenirs
  • Other
 Costs to Deduct from the Price
*Deductions are unique to the individual. Please consult Amy Collins at for more information.
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Private Scholarships
Pell Grant (if eligible)

Roan Scholars Scholarship (if eligible)

Tennessee Lottery Scholarship (if eligible)

Other Financial Aid & Scholarships: $0 - Full Ride
  • Most financial aid & scholarships can be applied during a semester abroad. Please consult the ETSU International Financial Aid Advisor, Amy Collins (, for more information
ETSU International Education Scholarship: $0 - ~$4,000
  • Please note: students are not guaranteed a scholarship and must follow all instructions in order to be eligible.
API Scholarships Private Scholarships