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We invite you to study abroad with API in beautiful Croatia at the University of Dubrovnik! Spend ten days in Dubrovnik, one of Europe's hottest summer destinations, learning from renowned faculty and practitioners about everything from sustainable blue economies to data analytics in sports.

Take your learning to the seas with a Croatian cruise exploring Elaphites, Mljet, Korčula, and more at the conclusion of the program!

Spots are limited so students are encouraged to apply early!

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation



Resident Director


Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Open to first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API Application
  • University Approval Form
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul, 2024 - Jul, 2024 $2,900 Apr 15, 2024 No Extension May 15, 2024

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for this Dubrovnik summer program. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Elaphites

    Not far from Dubrovnik, the kingdom of the Elaphites is an oasis where time seems to stand still. With only around 400 inhabitants, you will enjoy the peace and quiet of the true Mediterranean. The 3-course dinner on the first evening of the cruise will be a chance to try the famous local olive oil, which is the reason why this charming island is in the Guinness Book of Records - it has the greatest number of olive trees relative to its size.

  • Mljet - Odysseus’ Island

    Historians believe that the famous island where Homer’s Odysseus was stranded is the Island of Mljet. According to Homer - and some historians - in Odysseus’ Cave (on the south side of the island) he found not only shelter, but also the company of a beautiful nymph Kalypso. The greenest of Croatian islands, Mljet is a National Park, famous for its two salted lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero, and a 12th century Benedictine Monastery. Explore the island and its old villages, ancient remains, fortification and tombs.

  • Korčula - The home of Marco Polo

    The second most populous Adriatic island Korčula is our third stop. Dozens of beautiful old villages and pristine beaches immersed in rich forest stretching all over the island (Korčula used to supply Venice with timber) make this a favourite tourist destination. Korčula has a tradition of stonemasonry (visit its recognisable fortification walls), which reached its peak during the rule of the Venetian Republic. In the historic fortified Town of Korčula (often called Little Dubrovnik due to their great similarity - mediaeval squares and stone-paved alleys, with impressive churches and palaces ), you can visit an amazing interactive Marko Polo House, and learn about a fantastic journey of this Korčula-born adventurer.

  • Slano

    Our last stop is Slano, a village in a bay around 30 kilometres northwest of Dubrovnik. Inhabited since ancient times, with the influence of Greek and Roman cultures, it used to be the seat of the Duke of Dubrovnik Republic and the resort of Dubrovnik nobles. Today the main activities are growing olives, wine, fruits and tobacco, fishing and tourism. The village of Slano has a beautiful 5-kilometre beach, thick pine forests and olive groves.

What You’ll Study


Experience the beauty of the Mediterranean on this unique summer program in Dubrovnik! The Summer Business Academy consists of workshops organized in comprehensive fields of data analytics, emerging innovations and sustainability challenges.

Students will spend six days on land during the week for their workshop instruction. The larger group will be split into two smaller groups for the 3-day cruise boat trip. While on the boat, students will explore incredible locations around Croatia and the surrounding Adriatic islands.


API students receive their transcript from the University of Dubrovnik and University of Zagreb upon completion of their program.

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    Daylan Howig

    Daylan Howig will be your Program Coordinator and will help prepare you for your API program.

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  • Ivana Bajurin

    Ivana Bajurin

    Ivana will be one of your Resident Directors in Dubrovnik and will be a resource for you on-site.

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    Nada Raic

    Nada will be one of your Resident Directors in Dubrovnik and will be a resource for you while you are in Croatia!


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Participants are able to combine workshops from different fields. Students will select a total of 3 workshops but space is limited so participants are encouraged to pre-approve 6 options.

Courses at University of Dubrovnik (Summer Business Academy)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

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  • AACSB accredited

API students in Dubrovnik are housed in a student residence hall during the land portion of the program. Students are housed in air-conditioned double rooms with a shared bathroom. Each room has a safe, fridge, air-conditioning, T.V. and WiFi. In the building, students have access to kitchenettes, on-site dining options, study rooms, a gym, and laundry facilities. During the time at sea, students will be housed in double occupancy cabins on the ship, with most meals included on cruise.

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