Mental Health and My Study Abroad Journey

Editors Note: Studying abroad is an incredible but challenging experience for participants.  It compels us to confront our values, our beliefs and the way we live our lives.  API knows that having a community of support is invaluable when making major life transitions. Participants are asked to share any medical conditions that may affect the […]

Why Ireland?

This St. Patrick’s Day we are highlighting our many programs in Ireland. API offers Study, Intern, High School and Gap Year Programs abroad in Ireland!  Ireland has always held a certain allure to student travelers. Its lush landscape and rolling green hills are an iconic feature of Ireland home to ancient castles, hearty food, and […]

“Things I’m Glad I Learned”

This post comes from student blogger student blogger, Sandra Mercer. Sandra is from Westfield State University, Elementary Education Major studying in Galway, Ireland I want to start a little series that I’d like to call “Things I Wish I’d Known & Things I’m Glad I Learned.” A lot of them will be Ireland and my host university […]

Go Overseas Study in Ireland Scholarship

Our friends at Go Overseas are offering a unique scholarship opportunity for your study abroad experience in Ireland! In a partnership with Education in Ireland and Aer Lingus, Go Overseas is giving away 26 scholarships worth more than $290,000 in tuition! Two lucky students will also receive free round-trip airfare to Ireland, courtesy of Aer Lingus. […]

The First Weeks- An Adventure in Ireland

This post is from our official student blogger, Sandra Mercer. Sandra is from Westfield State University, and is an Elementary Education Major studying in Galway, Ireland It has been just over one month since I landed in Ireland for my little Spring adventure. It hasn’t been the easiest month by any means, but it has certainly been […]

API Alumni Spotlight: Julia McGuire

API’s alumni programs offer returned students a chance to engage with campus in exciting ways.  This blog series will highlight how alumni plan innovative events on campus and what they learn about themselves and their API experience along the way. Meet Julia McGuire, API Galway alumna, who is serving for a semester on her campus […]

Eating (not so) Alone

I had dinner with a little, old Irish man the other day. After a long, rainy day on a tour bus to Connemara and the Kylemore Abbey—which were beautiful even through a curtain of rain—I thought about just walking back to the apartment when my bus returned to town. It had been a long day, […]

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