Going Back to Croatia

We had the chance to chat with blogger, Alex Schmidt aka “The Mindful Mermaid“; an API Dubrovnik alumna who has recently relocated to Croatia.  Alex studied with API during her spring semester in 2015.  So, who is the mindful mermaid?  I’m Alex Schmidt, also known for my blogging name “The Mindful Mermaid”. I just graduated […]

API Safety Update- Normandy, France

API Texas was alerted of a church attack in Normandy, France, that was claimed by ISIS earlier today.  We have confirmed the safety of our student participants in France. We are saddened by the escalation of terrorist incidents around the world, and our directors are encouraging students to process their feelings about these frightening world […]

API Safety Update – Shooting at Munich Shopping Mall

API was saddened to learn of the shooting at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall in Munich, Germany today.  Our thoughts are with all of the affected victims and their families. API manages summer programs in Berlin, Germany, but does not have any programs in Munich. No API summer students in Europe have indicated to API that […]

Why We Do it Wednesday- Hannah Grahek

API employees work tirelessly in the U.S. and abroad to serve our participants and ensure they have the best international experience possible. At API, we all share stories of personal transformation by international experience- we remember our first days abroad, our first meals, and our first international flights. We have these stories of transformation in […]

API Safety Update- Earthquake in Granada, Spain

API Resident Directors have confirmed that all students are safe after a 2.4-magnitude earthquake struck Granada, Spain today. No structural damages were reported, and buildings frequented by API students ( to include the University of Granada, API Center, and API student housing) were not affected.

Teaching in Vietnam: Tet Holiday

API Teach abroad participant, Lucas had the chance to experience the Vietnamese holiday Tết Nguyên Đán, he shares his story here: Tết Nguyên Đán is the Feast of the First Morning of the First Day. Generally called “Tet Holiday” or simply “Tet” this is the Lunar New Year in Vietnam and by far the most important holiday. […]

API Safety Update- Attack in Southern Germany

API was deeply saddened to learn of the attack today on a commuter train in southern Germany, where a man armed with an axe attacked passengers, injuring at least 15 people. Our thoughts are with the victims. We have no reason to believe any API students are in the vicinity, nor would they have been […]