It is less about what box you check in your tax software and more about what the tax software will do with that information. I argued in another answer (linked in my comment on the OP) that you are likely ineligible for the American Opportunity credit, but are eligible for Lifetime Learning Credit. To be eligible for American Opportunity credit, the following need to be true (from IRS Pub 970):
"As of the beginning of 2014, the student had not completed the first
4 years of postsecondary education (generally, the freshman through
senior years of college), as determined by the eligible educational
"For at least one academic period beginning (or treated as beginning)
in 2014, the student both:
Was enrolled in a program that leads to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; and
Carried at least one-half the normal full-time workload for his or her course of study."
The first one is unclear on the specifics of a foreign degree, but the intent seems clear. The latter quote I feel like is where you would definitely run into trouble claiming the credit.
Therefore, check whatever in your software makes you eligible for the Lifetime Learning Credit, but not the American Opportunity credit.