Why We Do It Wednesday – Kirstin

API employees work tirelessly in the U.S. and abroad to serve our participants and ensure they have the best international experience possible. At API, we all share stories of personal transformation by international experience- we remember our first days abroad, our first meals, and our first international flights. We have these stories of transformation in […]

Eating to Study Abroad or Studying Abroad to Eat?

If I said that food didn’t play a role in my decision to study abroad in Spain, I´d certainly be lying. Although it’s obvious that I came here for more important reasons like improving my language skills and learning about the culture, the geography, and the people, I was also really excited to try some […]

Great Expectations

Bags packed, mind ready, and ambition set on high! This is the opportunity that has been awaiting you for the past couple of months or maybe even years, and the door to explore a new environment, try different things, and meet cool people has finally opened. At this point, the thought of letting a day […]

Making Friends While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a big life decision–one that can be extremely exciting and frustrating at the same time. Regardless of whether you are a seasoned traveler or have never left your home town, you will surely leave the U.S. with expectations and be uncertain about aspects of living in another country. Of course you’ve thought […]

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 […]

Trekking with Carl: Unique Perspectives on Granada

One of the joys of studying abroad is that you have the time to get to know a place. You might start with the most famous attractions, but you will inevitably discover places that are special to you for reasons known only to you. This post is about some of the places in Granada that […]

Six Weeks

Six weeks. A lot can happen in such a relatively short period of time. The experiences I have had in the last six weeks have definitely changed me. Six weeks ago, I was sleeping in my comfy bed at my parents’ house in North Carolina and running the same boring routes I’ve ran for years […]

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