API Scholarship Winners — Winter/Spring 2016

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We are very excited to announce the API scholarship winners for the winter/spring 2016 terms! Each year API awards over $450,000 in scholarship funds to deserving participants like the ones listed below, including specialty scholarships for underrepresented student populations (such as first-time travelers, students from diverse backgrounds, veterans, and STEM students). Joanna Kalucki, Granada, First Generation Scholarship Kayla O’Toole, Florence, […]

Paris Attacks – Looking Back and Moving Forward

It has just been over a week since the tragic events unfolded in Paris. The world has been shocked and saddened by the loss of innocent lives, and leaders across the globe remain concerned about the potential for additional attacks. Intense controversy and debate has arisen over the best way to decrease the risk of terrorist plots. In […]

Brighton & Hove

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A few weekends ago, I traveled to Brighton with my sister and a couple friends.  We left early in the morning, planning on spending the day by the seaside.  When we arrived, there was a cloudy mist over the ocean and there were a few people out and about.  We walked on the beach, struggling […]

Sunsets in Santorini

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  After one cancelled flight and spending two nights in the Athens airport, my friends and I finally arrived in Santorini.  We were tired and sore but so excited for warm weather and palm trees.  This weekend has been a nice change from the United Kingdom’s cloudy, rainy weather.  The first place we visited was […]

Beijing Travel Tips

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In my last week in China, I traveled to the capital, Beijing. Beijing is a bustling city full of history, sights all around, and people; about 22 million. I decided to write a post about things you should do prior to your departure and some highlights. Enjoy! Before you leave: Make sure your passport and […]


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A few weeks ago I decided that I was going to focus most of my study abroad travels within Spain, aside from a beach day in Portugal and my upcoming trip to Vienna. This weekend, I stayed in Sevilla. But since I’m not very good at staying put, I also made a day trip to […]


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On my way back to Florence after a memorable fall break, I got stuck in the Paris airport because my first flight got delayed. After the end of a long time in the airport, I see a girl I met at Oktoberfest in the airport and she told me that she had to go back […]