API staff reflections on Cuba

As many of our readers know, API was the first study abroad organization granted license to operate in Cuba after the regulations changed in late 2011 – early 2012. Since that time, API has continued to expand our semester, summer, January term, and customized program offerings in Cuba, and have hosted hundreds of students and many dozens […]

API Spring 2015 Study Abroad Deadlines Extended – Part 3

The following API study abroad programs are still accepting applications for spring 2015: Budapest, Hungary International Business and Humanities (Corvinus University of Budapest) – APPLY BY NOV. 1, 2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentine and Latin American Studies Early Start (Universidad de Belgrano) – APPLY BY NOV. 15, 2014 Argentine and Latin American Studies Regular Start (Universidad de Belgrano) – […]

New Study Abroad Program in Cuba!

Attention Spanish majors and minors! Are you looking for a unique environment to learn Spanish language and pursue cultural studies? Then you might be a good fit for our Cuban and Caribbean Studies Program in Havana, Cuba. Students in this program will take a required Spanish language course throughout the term. This course uses the Cuban […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad in Cuba NOW

Wait, you’re in Cuba?! Isn’t that like a Communist country? Why would you ever go there? These were the typical questions I was asked before coming to Havana for the spring semester. The reasons I give don’t always convince people of what an amazing place Cuba is to study abroad, so hopefully the following will […]

So What’s It Really Like Studying in Cuba?

As the semester comes to an end, the thinking back and reflecting have begun. My dad just came and visited me and he, like everyone else at home, has tons of questions about my life here and what it is like to surpass the “tourist experience” and live as close to the Cuban lifestyle as possible. […]

Beautiful Havana

I believe Havana is a city unlike any other in the world. Walking around sometimes makes me feel like I have traveled back in time due to all the old cars and the thousands of old, crumbling, paint chipped buildings throughout the city. Although, like every city in the world, some parts are not the […]

Residencia Life

Living in a residencia (residence house) is something I have never done before and I did not know what to expect whatsoever. I thought it would just be the 8 of us from API in a house but there are about 30 kids in the house and another 15 or so that live in houses […]

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