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API: Dubrovnik, Croatia (Third Party)

The Program
API students will study abroad in Dubrovnik at DIU Libertas International University. DIU is the first private university in Croatia, ideally situated along the Adriatic Sea and located within the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik. Courses at DIU focus on international relations, diplomacy, peace and conflict studies, and international business, and are intimate and immersive in nature.

The Academics
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.
Most courses are taught in English in an intimate and immersive setting with a diverse group of international students. API students may also elect to take an introductory Croatian language course during their time at DIU.
For a list of course offerings, visit this page.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found Under Academics.

The Experience
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.
Typically student apartments are located in one of the best known areas of Dubrovnik, called “Ploče” which is a very safe, central, residential area near University (5 minutes walking distance). As much as as it’s in a great area, it’s also known as the area with the most steps! Keep in mind that as a historical, European town Dubrovnik is built up in the coastal hills therefore, you can’t walk anywhere without going up some steps. Apartments offer single bedrooms with bed linens, a living area, fully-stocked kitchen, and many have air conditioning and washing machines as well.

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet.
This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75