API at the NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo!

The API team is particularly excited for the upcoming NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo in Los Angeles later this month, as this year marks our organization’s 20th anniversary! As part of our anniversary celebration, we are planning some special activities to thank all of the amazing affiliates who have supported us and our mission over […]

API Announces New Learning and Engagement Digital Badge Program

The needs of program participants continue to evolve and educational trends shift to meet the demands of the modern student. At Academic Programs International (API), we are committed to incorporating high-impact educational practices into our program models. We believe that persistent dedication to educational innovation allows us to better engage this generation of students. We […]

ICDS: Costa Rica & Host Families

This post comes to us from our partner institution in San Jose, Costa Rica: ICDS (International Center for Development Studies) that you can learn about here: https://www.apistudyabroad.com/programs/costa-rica/san-jose/ Participating in ICDS programs gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to live with a host family in Costa Rica and experience cultural immersion. How to decide […]

Farewell to Firenze- A Poem

This post is from student blogger Sandra Collopy from Saint Michaels College, English and Media Studies Major studying in Florence, Italy. Moments of stillness Envelope my heart And capture my mind Among Italy’s streets A pigeon’s feather Gets swept up by a Fiat Hair tangles in the breeze Children chuckle As they burst sparkling bubbles […]

API Safety Update – Manchester Bombing

All API England students and on-site staff are confirmed safe, following the deadly explosion at the Manchester arena last night, which resulted in numerous casualties. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims.

Out of Comfort, Inside of Bhutan

This post is from student blogger Troy Wilkinson from Colorado State University, Journalism and Global Environmental Sustainability Major studying in Thimphu, Bhutan. I’m in Bhutan. With Bhutanese peers who are conversing in Dzongkha, asking how one another are doing and cracking jokes I can’t understand. Chili hides within every meal I eat and rice has become most […]

Volunteer in Ecuador: What kinds of projects can I contribute to?

API offers many different volunteer projects in Ecuador to suit a range of interests and skillsets. Projects in areas such as social work, teaching, animal welfare, environment, sports, and development are among the most common volunteer options in Quito, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon, and other regions of the country. Take a peek into three […]

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