First Impressions, Last Reservations

Before coming to Germany there wasn’t much I was afraid of. Travelling overseas has been a goal of mine since I learned that there were other lands inhabited by people living the same yet very different life that I was. I admit there was some hesitation about what type of host family I would be […]

A Regular Tuesday in Berlin

Berlin keeps getting better and better. As if there isn’t already enough to do on the weekend, there’s a ton more to do during the week as well. Tonight my host mom invited me to join her to an international literature festival being held here at the Berlin Festival Center. But before, we walked through […]

4 Countries in 8 Days or Less

If you’re anything like me, the idea of country hopping is beyond exciting. Before I ever came to study abroad in Spain, I knew I’d want to take one big trip and see more of Europe. Finding the right travel companions for such an endeavor isn’t something easy, and making the decision of where to […]

A Simple Germany Poem

As part of Samantha’s application to the API Campus Advocate program, Samantha chose to share her experience with her grandmother in a most poetic way.  If you’re interested in learning more about sharing your study abroad story with your family, friends, and community, please visit the API Alumni Programming page on our website to learn […]

“Dank” Fest

My internal clock wakes me up twenty minutes before my alarm sounds. Physically, my body is stuck in limbo somewhere between exhaustion and restlessness. My coffee machine is old, and the brown liquid it produces shouldn’t be confused as legitimate. Nonetheless, I consume the sharp substance for the gusto. Today, I’ll need it. CNN is […]

Eating Alone

 Wandering around Canal St. Martin, my rumbling belly shows signs of urgency. The ten kilometers wandering around Paris have finally caught up with me. Glimpsing into one Brasserie after another, I finally stumble upon one that seems to extend a welcoming invitation. With rouge tinted lighting and an array of two person seating, I ask […]

API Spring Study Abroad Deadlines Extended – Part 3

API is pleased to extend the application deadlines for several of our spring study abroad programs. The following programs with deadlines of October 15th and October 20th are still open or have extended deadlines: Berlin, Germany – deadline 11/1 (January intersession only) Buenos Aires, Argentina – deadline 11/15 (except UTDT) Budapest, Hungary – extended to […]