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API at the Libertas International University in Dubrovnik


Students who choose to study abroad in Dubrovnik with API will take courses at Libertas International University (formerly known as DIU Libertas International University). Libertas is the first private university in Croatia, ideally situated along the Adriatic Sea and located within the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik’s unique diplomatic and economic history makes it the perfect location to pursue the study of international affairs. The international relations and diplomacy courses offer an interdisciplinary approach to the constantly evolving field of international relations. Students consider a wide range of contemporary issues in international relations, from globalization to international organizations and international law to the role of civil society in global governance.

The majority of courses are taught in English in an intimate setting with an average of less than 10 students per course. The student body consists of a diverse group of international and Croatian students. API students may also elect to take an introductory Croatian language course during their time at Libertas.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES API students in Dubrovnik have the opportunity to intern with local NGOs and/or local media/news agencies. These options do not grant credit, though the organizations will be able to issue a certificate of participation. Students will be mentored throughout the process. For more information, contact the Dubrovnik Program Manager.

HIGHLIGHTS The city of Dubrovnik is recognized throughout the world as a place with a distinct identity in terms of traits and factors which conditioned its development. These include diplomacy, international relations and trade, relations between civilizations and art. This rich heritage along with Dubrovnik’s marvelous diplomatic and economic history, which is still evident throughout the ancient city, makes it the perfect location to pursue the study of international affairs and business.

API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.



  • International Affairs/Relations
  • International Law
  • International Business
  • International Policy and Diplomacy
  • Government
  • Economics
  • International Economics
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • History
  • Internship Programs
  • Travel / Tourism
  • International Studies
  • Business

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