Meet the Summer ’17 Blog Team!

Each semester the API blog features a crew of thoughtful, hardworking and passionate bloggers. The team will share their abroad experience via writing, videography, photography… a mix of expressive mediums to tell their API story; presenting an opportunity to explore right alongside our students! Meet the Summer 2017 blogger crew: Emily De Jong from Hamilton College, Biochemistry/ […]

Why Florence?

This post is from student blogger Sandra Collopy from Saint Michaels College, English and Media Studies Major studying in Florence, Italy. I chose to study abroad in Florence, Italy because of everything Italy has to offer – the culture, language, art, food, and landscapes. I came here to learn and to study what I’m passionate […]

Farewell to Firenze- A Poem

This post is from student blogger Sandra Collopy from Saint Michaels College, English and Media Studies Major studying in Florence, Italy. Moments of stillness Envelope my heart And capture my mind Among Italy’s streets A pigeon’s feather Gets swept up by a Fiat Hair tangles in the breeze Children chuckle As they burst sparkling bubbles […]

The Travel Bug

This post comes to us from Florence student and guest blogger, Erin Condon. Erin is from the University of New Hampshire.  There comes a point in every study abroad student’s experience when “it” happens. It happens quickly and silently and they won’t know its there until it’s already too late. For me, it happened on […]

Technology & Being Abroad: Living in the Moment

This post is from student blogger Sandra Collopy from Saint Michaels College, English and Media Studies Major studying in Florence, Italy. Things take slower here in Italy. The Florentines walk the cobblestone streets leisurely in no hurry at all. I admire this about them and usually try to match their paces, letting the sun’s rays be […]

Ciao Firenze!

This post is from student blogger Sandra Collopy from Saint Michaels College, English and Media Studies Major studying in Florence, Italy The days leading up to studying abroad in Florence dragged on forever, as I struggled to cram four and a half months into one suitcase and tried to calm my nerves. I knew going into this […]

The Adjustment

This post is from official student blogger Emily Visconti. Emily Visconti is a Junior English major from Worcester State University currently studying in Florence, Italy.  When I first pictured myself studying abroad, I saw myself wandering through the cobblestone streets of Italy with a gelato in hand, speaking fluent Italian. Every day would be exciting, and nothing […]

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