API Gives Back- Dunedin, NZ

API is passionate about promoting and encouraging volunteerism within the communities we have the opportunity to explore. API on-site staff coordinate “API Gives Back” projects, that can be a one-time event or an ongoing initiative. API Resident Coordinator for our Dunedin study abroad programs Kelsey, is an active UniCrew member. UniCrew Projects are volunteer opportunities that […]

Volunteering Abroad

After I spent a few weeks in Florence, I felt this intangible need to give back in some capacity. Throughout my experience leading up to that moment, I felt that I was lucky to be living a dream. When I went to visit the API office I had a very specific idea in mind: I […]

Volunteering in Florence

I remember when I first landed in Florence I told myself that I was never going to pass up an opportunity that would let me embrace Italian culture. This state of mind lead to several situations such as trying to speak my weak Italian every where I went, tasting different types of Italian food, and […]

It’s Time To Give Back

It has been three months since my landing in Chile and each day I become more entranced by its beauty, language and culture, and the people. Naturally, I want to give back to the place that has allowed me to experience a South American lifestyle, learn its language while tasting the traditional food and dancing […]

API 2015 Spring Carbon Offset Project

API is thrilled to announce the success of our voluntary carbon offset program based on 2014 student participation. In partnership with Carbon Clear, API’s program provides students the opportunity to address the environmental impact of their air travel abroad. For this session, student contributions went to support the Lircay Run of River Hydro Project in […]

API Gives Back in Grenoble, France

API is committed to encouraging volunteerism and community involvement through our study abroad programs. One of the ways we promote this ideal is through API Gives Back projects. Organized by API staff in each location, the API Gives Back project may consist of an ongoing volunteer opportunity or a one-day commitment. API Grenoble students this spring spent […]

API Gives Back in Galway

Volunteering. It’s a concept the majority of us are familiar with. For me, it’s something I’ve done all my life. You name it and I’ve done it: serving food at soup kitchens, Christmas caroling at nursing homes, walking dogs at a local shelter, doing crafts with children at my local children’s home. Giving to those […]