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 […]

Balancing Act

There are dozens of things that I have to manage during my time studying aboard, but the balancing act is not as hard as it seems. One of the fun challenges is deciding if I want to travel on the weekends or stay in my host city. Traveling in Europe is much easier and less […]

Krakow, a Medieval City with a Twist

Kraków is a quaint magical city that kept me enticed the whole weekend. I knew nothing about the city before going, but that is what made my experience phenomenal. Like most European cities, Kraków has a rich history that is told through the architecture and the neighborhoods. The city center kept me busy the whole […]

Independent Wanderer

My favorite places to go in Budapest have come from wandering. Travel websites are helpful, but I love to find new restaurants, coffee shops, and stores by walking aimlessly around different neighborhoods. Side streets hold a hidden world to local businesses that never cease to amaze me. Don’t get me wrong, using the main streets […]

Leaving The Hustle And Bustle Behind

Studying in a big city like Budapest has been a big change for me. I take the metro to school and I have a city to explore during my free time in-between classes. I am used to a suburban campus where I am never more than a 15-minute walk away from something. Budapest is a […]

Budapest, The World’s Hidden Treasure

Experiencing something different is what I crave. I love being from Portland, Oregon and knowing I always have the west coast to call home, but staying in one place makes me feel cramped. Traveling opens my mind to things I never thought were possible before and that adrenaline alone has me hooked. Traveling is something […]

Gracias Por Ser Un Amigo

It’s raining here in Bergenfield, NJ and I just got done with a small lunch at noon. Clearly, I am no longer in Madrid. It’s been almost 5 months since I felt like this: Now, it’s the last post. If I go by the book, I should write a mesmerizing passage that paints a beautiful […]

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