Overcoming Fear to Set Your World on Fire

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. When I first arrived in Italy, I had not gotten the best start to my semester. And that’s OK. Because if you go into a semester abroad thinking it will […]

Travelling Alone and Finding Your Heritage- a Photo Essay

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. The decision to travel alone can be a scary one. Several of my friends abroad travel in a group, with their roommates or at least with one friend. But when […]

Don’t Forget the ‘Study’ Part of Studying Abroad

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. During a weekend trip with API to Florence, Italy, I met a couple at a pizzeria who were from New Jersey. Being the nosy North Jerseyan I am, I asked […]

Perspectives Abroad: The United States Presidential Election

The mission of API is to transform lives by providing enriching academic and cross-cultural experiences that foster increased self-knowledge, cultural sensitivity, and understanding of the global nature of our contemporary world. Following a divisive and turbulent election season, both in the US and abroad, we encouraged our students to reflect on the November US presidential […]

Chowing Down on Chocolate in Perugia

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. Italy is one of the world’s healthiest countries, but don’t let that fool you into thinking we can’t make some of the world’s best desserts — from tiramisu and gelato […]

Witnessing History In Vatican City

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. At times, living in Rome is not too different from living in the U.S. For example, you can still go to the supermarket and buy Philadelphia cream cheese and “Despicable […]

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