Easter in Florence

One aspect of Florence culture that I’ve fallen in love with is the Italian obsession with Easter. Easter has always been my favorite holiday due to its springy pastel hues and animal patrons, such as bunnies and baby chicks. On top of the cuteness of the holiday, it also reminds me of the arrival of […]

Dogs of Florence

This Sunday, March 6th, marks the end of our fifth week in Florence – wow! Although I feel very much settled, it’s crazy how fast the time has passed since we arrived. Between classes and weekend travel, it seems like my roommates and I have been caught in a whirlwind of amazing activities with no […]

When You’re Quarantined in Paradise…

This weekend marks two weeks in Florence thus far! Honestly, it feels like we’ve been here a lot longer than fourteen days, what with all the new people to meet and places to see. I can confirm that Florence is absolutely gorgeous – I’ve done so much exploring so far (and more shopping than my […]

Finally…the Day is Here!

As I write this, I sit on a packed Lufthansa flight to Munich. Getting to JFK was hectic, although checking my two suitcases wasn’t too difficult. The staff member behind the counter asked me if I was going to Florence before I even said hello. Apparently plenty of other API kids had been checking in […]

Relating

This last weekend, I went to Switzerland with three of my roommates. Some of us hiked, skydived, and even went zip lining. Now, after getting to the hostel at 6:00am from Florence and waking up at 8:30am to get ready, an idea came to mind that I have always known about and that idea became […]

Fall 2015 #iSpyAPI Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Fall 2015 #iSpyAPI contest! We asked our Fall 2015 students abroad to tag their favorite abroad photos with #iSpyAPI. After reviewing over 1,000 great student photos from this fall, we have selected ten winners! We’ll be sharing the winners and some of our favorite #iSpyAPI photo submissions on social media […]

Circumstance

On my way back to Florence after a memorable fall break, I got stuck in the Paris airport because my first flight got delayed. After the end of a long time in the airport, I see a girl I met at Oktoberfest in the airport and she told me that she had to go back […]