48 Hours: Dublin


Last weekend I took the first of several trips I will be taking around Europe. Our first destination was Dublin, Ireland. In 48 short hours, my friends and I managed to see almost everything there is to see in Dublin. We decided to save some money on this trip and took a bus followed by […]

New International Internship Programs!


API is excited to announce that we are now offering full-time, credit-bearing international internship programs (in addition to our portfolio of study abroad programs offering part-time internships for credit)! “Our goal with these new international internships is to help students and recent graduates from around the world enhance their resumes with the work experience, soft skills, and global […]

Pea Coats, Paintings and Public Transportation


Autumn has definitely arrived in Ireland. It wouldn’t be that bad at all if it wasn’t for the wind. It slices through you like a lightsaber; instead of cutting off limbs, it just chills you to the bone. The good news is that I have been able to utilize my pea coat. I got my […]

Aspire by API Spring 2015 Semester Gap Program Deadlines Extended


The following programs with deadlines of October 15th have been extended to October 30th: Barcelona, Spain Language and Culture (University of Barcelona) Cork, Ireland Direct Enrollment (University College Cork, National University of Ireland) Dublin, Ireland Direct Enrollment (University College Dublin) Grenoble, France Intensive Language Studies (Centre Universitaire D’Études Françaises (CUEF) Université Stendhal – Grenoble III) […]

API Spring 2015 Study Abroad Deadlines Extended – Part 2


The following programs with deadlines of October 15th have been extended to October 30th: 3 Cities, Italy (Tuscania, Rome, Venice) Semester Program (Lorenzo de’Medici: The Italian International Institute) Barcelona, Spain Language and Culture (University of Barcelona) Bilbao, Spain Business, International Relations, and Spanish Language (University of Deusto) Spanish Language and Culture (University of Deusto) Studio Arts (University […]

The Versatility of the Potato

Saint Patricks Seminary on south campus

You know when you go somewhere and everything feels different? And you don’t really know how you will fit in? And maybe you feel a little lonely in this new place? Well, that is not how Ireland feels. From the second I stepped down on this laid-back, pint-wielding country, I felt like I belonged here. […]

Soon I’ll Be There


I’ve been waiting for a while, but it’s been camouflaged by the summertime. My friends were all back from college and so there was catching up to do and things to distract me from my inevitable adventure. The days passed and the anticipation grew but I had work and the World Cup to keep me […]