Granada, A Lover of My Past

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Granada has not left me, nor will I ever leave her. It has been a year since I departed from the most beautiful woman in the world; her name was Granada, Spain. Not a single hour since has gone by in which I have not thought of her. I shamelessly waste hours browsing through pictures [...]

API Study Abroad Deadline Extensions – Fall 14 and Year 14-15

Now that most API study abroad deadlines have passed, we are once again happy to offer deadline extensions for many of our upcoming fall 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 programs. The following programs with deadlines of June 10th have been extended to June 24th: Caen, France French Language and Culture (Centre d’Enseignement du Français pour Étrangers [...]

Movies, the Metro, Mobile Phones and Other Musings

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One of the most comforting aspects of living in Madrid is that although it contains many signs of being a typical Spanish city (legs of jamón everywhere, the constant chatter of castellano, the minefields of dog poop that are Spanish sidewalks), it has enough “at home” comforts to dilute the severity of my occasional fits [...]

API Study Abroad Deadlines Extended – Summer and Fall

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API is pleased to extend the application deadlines for several of our summer and fall 2014 study abroad programs! The following programs with deadlines of April 1 are still open or have extended deadlines: Barcelona, Spain – University of Barcelona Language and Culture Summer Program – SUMMER deadline extended to April 15, 2014 Bilbao, Spain [...]

Arabesques at la Alhambra in Granada, Spain

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Arabesque- a form of Islamic art used first in the 9th century consisting of intersecting lines and curving “tendrils” in repeating sections as a form of surface decoration a ballet position where one leg is the body’s base and the other extends behind the dancer (arabesque penchée* includes the upper body moving downward vertically as [...]

Hey! Don’t Forget About Your Host Country!

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One thing I’ve noticed that’s so easy to do Seville, my host country, seemed so small in comparison to what I was faced with in Barcelona. It was even a bit overwhelming at times! The next weekend, our entire API group went to Granada. Immediately upon entering the city, I felt completely comfortable. The city [...]

API Photo Contest Winners

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After much difficult deliberation, API staff have selected the following winners from a pool of very talented photographers. We are pleased to announce our three API Photo Contest winners! Thank you to all of our wonderful study abroad alumni who submitted photos – you did a great job! “Zip-lining in Costa Rica” – Emily Shea (Emmanuel College) [...]