Intern Abroad in Edinburgh with API

This post comes from API Scotland Assistant Resident Director, Tara Matthews. You can learn more about Tara here, and more about interning abroad here. Nicknamed the Festival City, Edinburgh has the largest economy in the UK outside of London. With a low unemployment rate and a highly-educated population and as the centre of politics and […]

Why We Do It Wednesday- Kristin

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 stories of transformation in common […]

API in Scotland – Heriot-Watt University Success

API is excited that Heriot-Watt University, one of API’s study abroad locations in Edinburgh, Scotland, has had some recent international success! Here’s an excerpt from the university newsletter: Heriot-Watt’s global status has been underlined by our highest ever ranking in the QS World University Rankings, rising to 318th in the world, up from 352 last […]

New API Study Abroad Programs in Edinburgh, Scotland

With its cobble-stoned streets, the castle atop an extinct volcano, and home of Harry Potter, we couldn’t resist adding new semester, year, and summer study abroad programs in Edinburgh, Scotland! Starting Spring 2016, API, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, will offer semester, academic year, and two summer session programs in Edinburgh, Scotland. The University […]

Kilts and Frites

In the spirit of mixing it up, I’ve chosen a new café to write in again. This time it’s Sister Sadie, right down the road from me on South Circular Road. The space is absolutely buzzing on a Saturday, and seems more like the place to jump-start your senses for the day than a writer’s […]

Edinburgh: You’re A Wizard, Harry

I visited Hogwarts this week! I walked up and down the streets of Diagon Alley, I saw the cemetery where Lily and James Potter are buried, I saw pictures of the Hogwarts Express, and I even saw the school sitting up on the hill! Okay, okay… I saw J.K. Rowling’s inspiration for it all, at […]

Pedestrians in Beanies

I have been in Ireland for 76 days and I’m finally starting to learn how to navigate traffic. It’s very disorienting having cars going the opposite way that they are normally going; so usually I wait at a stop light for ages just to make extra sure that I won’t get hit by a Hyundai […]