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 […]

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 […]

Just Eat It: Why It’s So Important to Try The Local Cuisine Of Your Study Abroad Destination

This post comes to us from API Global Leader Sam Orr from the University of Georgia. Sam studied abroad in Florence, Italy.  Two weeks into my fall semester in Florence, Italy, I walked through the famous Mercato Centrale with my roommate. We were on a mission to find some lunch before our Italian class. We […]

The Travel Bug

This post comes to us from Florence student and guest blogger, Erin Condon. Erin is from the University of New Hampshire.  There comes a point in every study abroad student’s experience when “it” happens. It happens quickly and silently and they won’t know its there until it’s already too late. For me, it happened on […]

A Year in Seville: Leah

This post comes to us from student blogger in Seville, Leah Sharaby. Leah is a linguistics major from Western Washington University. She was in Seville for the academic year and captured one second each day from the whole year abroad. The video below is a compilation of those little moments:

The three pillars of sustainable travel: environmental, economic, and socio-cultural

The three pillars of sustainable travel: environmental, economic, and socio-cultural API will soon see off a number of students and post-grads to teach and volunteer on our programs in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Guatemala, Colombia and Mexico this summer. It is important to be intentional in everything we do, and particularly when we’re abroad, we can’t […]

A Spring Semester in Cádiz

This post comes to us from Annie McIntyre who is currently abroad in Cadiz, Spain and is from the University of  Wisconsin-La Crosse. I can’t believe I have already been studying in Spain for 3 months! I have learned so much about not only the Spanish language and culture, but also about myself. I never […]

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