Griffith University was founded in 1971 with the goal of offering new degrees in progressive fields such as Asian studies and environmental science. It has since grown in to a large, comprehensive, and research-intensive university, ranking in the top 5% of universities worldwide. API students at Griffith will be able to take courses with Australian and other international students in a number of subject areas, including business, criminology, education, health, sciences, and more! Students can take courses at one of two main campuses – the Nathan Campus (Brisbane) or the Gold Coast Campus.
Recently called the “World’s Best Downtown,” Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland and the 3rd largest city in Australia. A cosmopolitan city, nearly 30% of its inhabitants were born outside of Australia. Brisbane is home to over 2.3 million Australians, and is one of the oldest cities in the country. The Gold Coast is the 2nd most populous city in Queensland, and is a major tourist destination with its miles of sunny, beautiful beaches and waterways. Experience two of Queensland’s gems through study abroad in Brisbane and the Gold Coast with API!
Students in this program select a combination of French language and cultural electives, and have the option of taking cultural electives in English.
Caparrapí, Yacopí, Cundinamarca, Colombia
API is working together with Colombia’s Ministry of Education (MEN) and a Colombian public institution, National Service of Learning (SENA), to provide conversational English training in job training centers and schools. English training is an important step to help locals succeed in school, find better jobs, and improve communication in the global market. Placements are available to teach conversational English in one of two ways: co-teach with a local Colombian teacher in 9-11th grade public school classrooms or at adult vocational training centers. Participants are required to teach 20-25 classroom hours and put in an additional 15-20 hours of classroom prep, grading, office hours, and staff meetings per week.