A Trip To Fairyland. Or a Visit to Blarney Castle.

Jesse Detzler is a student at Washington State University and an official API Student Blogger. Jesse is studying abroad with API in Limerick, Ireland. There are several things that are completely “Irish.” Those few things that every person thinks of when someone mentions the Emerald Isle. I am sure you can think of them: Leprechauns, shamrocks, […]

Conquering Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle is an popular tourist attraction for anyone who’s ever had an interest in Ireland.  As the story goes, in 1314 Robert the Bruce arranged for a piece of stone to be installed in the stronghold of Cormac McCarthy’s Blarney Castle to show his gratitude for the Irish support during the Battle of Bannockburn.  […]

Photo Essay: University College Cork

What does the campus at University College Cork look like?  See for yourself in the following photos!                                                                             […]

Time of My Life

Although every student’s experience is different, nearly everyone who’s studied abroad will tell you that their time overseas taught them invaluable lessons–things they wouldn’t have learned in a classroom.  Here’s one example from the pages of Molly’s study abroad blog, in which she describes what she realized after spending a day at the Cliffs of […]

API Video Challenge Winners – Summer 2012!

Thank you to all students who entered the API Video Challenge – we were thoroughly impressed with the videos and had a tough time in selecting the winners. With this said, we are pleased to announce the winners of our Video Challenge! 1st Place: Parker Mitchell from the University of Tampa. Check out his video about […]

Study Abroad as a Marketable Experience

There are many reasons students choose to study abroad—whether it’s for a few weeks during the summer, or for one or two semesters on a gap year.  Some want to improve their foreign language skills, while others are looking to discover their heritage.   For some, it’s a combination of several reasons.  Regardless of why you […]

Overheard on the Streets of Cork

  You may think that students who study in Cork don’t have to deal with a language barrier, but you would be mistaken.  The Irish do speak English, of course, but they have their own phrases and sayings that make their dialect unique.   Here are just a few examples of some terms that former students […]