Mondays

This post is from student blogger Troy Wilkinson from Colorado State University, Journalism and Global Environmental Sustainability Major studying in Thimphu, Bhutan. I wake up in a dark dorm room with the curtains defending me against the harsh morning light. I groggily get out of bed at 7:40 a.m. and don my gho. The gho is the men’s […]

Earth Day: Green Study Abroad Programs

In celebration of Earth Day 2017, we wanted to highlight a few of API’s “green” study abroad programs and initiatives around the world! Australia – The “land down under” offers many options for environmental study – from the lush, tropical areas of the north, to the more temperate areas to the east and south, to […]

More or Less What I Think

This post is from student blogger Troy Wilkinson from Colorado State University, Journalism and Global Environmental Sustainability Major studying in Thimphu, Bhutan. In a week I’ll be day-dreaming at San Francisco International Airport. Well, it’ll be midnight actually, so maybe I’ll just be nodding off and on while I wait to pass through security. Either way, I […]

What it is Like to Be a “Minority” Abroad

I recently took a course on prejudice, micro-aggressions, and white privilege. It truly changed the way I look at the world on a daily basis. When I see people unaware of their privilege it shocks me. Privilege – as my professor taught me – is like an invisible backpack, which has tools or passes to […]

When a Dream Becomes a Reality

As you read this, chase whatever thoughts you have without hesitation or fear. There is a reason why you are inclined to do something different. Take the risk, expect to succeed, and if a failure occurs learn from it. If I did not push myself to be here today, I would not be the same […]

Arrive with Me: Bhutan

Stepping out of the plane, I took a 360° turn to witness a dreamer’s manifestation! Colossal mountains, trees, and homes in the mountainsides filled my eyes! The cold wind made me realize I was not dreaming, and the contrast in weather from the blistering heat in Bangkok to the chill in Bhutan made me question […]

Exploring Bangkok

I am officially across the world! My father told me before I left that I made it further than what he ever expected (literally and metaphorically). In total I have flown for a day. It was a 14 hour flight to Tokyo. Once I landed there I waited a few hours for the plane that […]

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