Am I Homesick or Depressed?

Editors Note: Studying abroad is an incredible but challenging experience for participants.  It compels us to confront our values, our beliefs and the way we live our lives.  API knows that having a community of support is invaluable when making major life transitions. Participants are asked to share any medical conditions that may affect the […]

Alumni Connections: Carolyn

Either during summer break, after graduation, or mid-career, there are a variety of API Volunteer placements in Guatemala to explore, depending on your interests and skills. After graduation, Carolyn chose to spend two weeks volunteering in Antigua, Guatemala as a teacher’s assistant. Read on to learn about her first moments, memories in the classroom, and […]

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: 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 […]

Summer Courses at Parsons Paris: Interview with Fiona Dieffenbacher

We had the chance to interview Fiona Dieffenbacher a Program Director and Assistant Professor of Fashion at Parsons Paris. Among her courses is Fashion Design Process. Our programs at Parsons Paris allow students to experience Paris from an insider’s perspective by exploring the history of European art and design firsthand in the many museums and […]

The Farmstay Experience in Australia and New Zealand

This opportunity enables people to live and work on a variety of organic properties in exchange for accommodation and meals for a minimum of 2 weeks. Help on the land and home for 4-6 hours a day on family-owned organic farms and learn aspects of organic growing, bio-dynamics and permaculture. If you want to have a hands-on experience, learn and […]

ICDS- Development Studies in Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Program

API offers a great opportunity for students to learn more and get involved in the search for sustainability and social justice through the program “Development Studies in Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Program.” This program is run by our partner the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) in beautiful Costa Rica. According to the former Secretary-General […]

Reflections on the Diversity Abroad Conference

This post comes to us from API’s Content Marketing Coordinator, Rachel Skinner. In March, API sent three representatives to the 5th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference in Minnesota. Conference attendees included Ryan Ingalls (University Relations Coordinator), Hannah Olevson (University Relations Coordinator), and myself – Rachel Skinner (Marketing Content Coordinator). In addition, API was excited to sponsor […]

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