Experiencing Dubrovnik- Caitlin

API offers an opportunity to study in the beautiful Dubrovnik, Croatia. We had the chance to chat with program alumni about the picturesque views, unique culture and adventure-filled excursions to ultimately answer the question; “Why Dubrovnik?” The first in this series is Caitlin from Champlain College, who studied with API in Dubrovnik for the fall of 2013. Why […]

Going Back to Croatia

We had the chance to chat with blogger, Alex Schmidt aka “The Mindful Mermaid“; an API Dubrovnik alumna who has recently relocated to Croatia.  Alex studied with API during her spring semester in 2015.  So, who is the mindful mermaid?  I’m Alex Schmidt, also known for my blogging name “The Mindful Mermaid”. I just graduated […]

Why We Do it Wednesday- Hannah Grahek

API employees work tirelessly in the U.S. and abroad to serve our participants and ensure they have the best international experience possible. At API, we all share stories of personal transformation by international experience- we remember our first days abroad, our first meals, and our first international flights. We have these stories of transformation in […]

Why We Do It Wednesday- Allison Duchesne

API employees work tirelessly in the U.S. and abroad to serve our participants and ensure they have the best international experience possible. At API, we all share stories of personal transformation by international experience- we remember our first days abroad, our first meals, and our first international flights. We have these stories of transformation in […]

From an Engineering Student Who Went Abroad

Some people say you go abroad to find new places that amaze you and pick up new talents and, generally speaking, figure out what you’re really meant to do in life. I fully agree with this statement, however, I think it deserves to be clarified a little. Sure, new places and faces, maybe a new […]

Re-Entry–It’s Never Easy

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Well, I have been back in […]

Little Italy + NYC = Buenos Aires? Who Knew?!

I’m human, therefore I make assumptions. I assumed I knew what I was getting myself into when I decided to spend 6 months in Argentina. I assumed I knew enough Spanish to ask basic questions and make polite chit-chat. I assumed I’d be eating some version of rice and beans and tortillas quite a lot. […]