Being Welcomed Abroad: Guest Post from Rome

This post originally appeared in The Defender ; Saint Michael’s College student-run weekly newspaper. API study abroad Rome student, Audrey Sinclair authored the post and you can view it here. “SMC student welcomed abroad despite concerns” By Audrey Sinclair During my first week living in Trastevere, a neighborhood in Rome, I took baby steps into the […]

Why We Love Going Abroad

Love is in the air and we’re celebrating our forever love- going abroad! These are just a few of the reasons we love going to study, work, teach, intern, volunteer and explore abroad! We Love Languages: Being abroad gives you the chance to communicate in a new way! Whether it be by practicing a totally new language, […]

Snapchat Contest Time- International Cuisines

It’s contest time! via GIPHY Between now and Friday, February 10th you have the opportunity to win surprises from our friends at Parsons Paris, and from us at API! What do you have to do? Step One: Get on snapchat & find us at snapiabroad or via snapcode here: Step Two: Snap us a photo of your […]

Volunteer Connections: MLK Day of Service

In this post from API’s “Volunteer Connections” series, Vija, API’s Director of Experiential Programs, shares her experiences volunteering in Austin on the MLK Day of Service…and year-round! As the person in charge of organizing API’s international volunteer programs, I strongly believe in giving back to your community here at home as well. To honor this […]

Volunteer Connections- Giving Back Right Here at Home

One of the things study abroad students always mention about their experience is how living abroad for a brief time gives them new perspective on their home communities. Although API does offer some wonderful options to volunteer abroad, you can also pitch in and lend a helping hand in your community without ever leaving home! […]

Cultural Connections: The Holiday Season

In this installment of API’s “Cultural Connections” series, we take a look at winter holiday celebrations. People choose to celebrate the holidays in all sorts of ways. In this post, we take a closer look at some of the main celebrations and their history — as well as some unique traditions.  This great infographic from […]

Perspectives Abroad: The United States Presidential Election

The mission of API is to transform lives by providing enriching academic and cross-cultural experiences that foster increased self-knowledge, cultural sensitivity, and understanding of the global nature of our contemporary world. Following a divisive and turbulent election season, both in the US and abroad, we encouraged our students to reflect on the November US presidential […]