Farewell to Firenze- A Poem

This post is from student blogger Sandra Collopy from Saint Michaels College, English and Media Studies Major studying in Florence, Italy. Moments of stillness Envelope my heart And capture my mind Among Italy’s streets A pigeon’s feather Gets swept up by a Fiat Hair tangles in the breeze Children chuckle As they burst sparkling bubbles […]

The Travel Bug

This post comes to us from Florence student and guest blogger, Erin Condon. Erin is from the University of New Hampshire.  There comes a point in every study abroad student’s experience when “it” happens. It happens quickly and silently and they won’t know its there until it’s already too late. For me, it happened on […]

Technology & Being Abroad: Living in the Moment

This post is from student blogger Sandra Collopy from Saint Michaels College, English and Media Studies Major studying in Florence, Italy. Things take slower here in Italy. The Florentines walk the cobblestone streets leisurely in no hurry at all. I admire this about them and usually try to match their paces, letting the sun’s rays be […]

Intern Abroad: CioccolArt Sicily Museum

This post is from current API Global Leader, Jordan Patterson. Jordan is from Bryant University and participated in a study and internship abroad program at the Babilonia Language School. Here he shares his experience partnering with a local business: CioccolArt Sicily Museum!  My first day at the CioccolArt Sicily Museum (yes, a CHOCOLATE art museum), I […]

Ciao Firenze!

This post is from student blogger Sandra Collopy from Saint Michaels College, English and Media Studies Major studying in Florence, Italy The days leading up to studying abroad in Florence dragged on forever, as I struggled to cram four and a half months into one suitcase and tried to calm my nerves. I knew going into this […]

Being Welcomed Abroad: Guest Post from Rome

This post originally appeared in The Defender ; Saint Michael’s College student-run weekly newspaper. API study abroad Rome student, Audrey Sinclair authored the post and you can view it here. “SMC student welcomed abroad despite concerns” By Audrey Sinclair During my first week living in Trastevere, a neighborhood in Rome, I took baby steps into the […]

Meet API Teach Abroad Participant: Sean

Meet Sean, currently teaching in Italy Age: 24 Hometown: Prospect, Connecticut, USA College/Major: Emmanuel College, Psychology Health and Counseling Hobbies/Interests: Acting and Theatre, Exercising, Music; i.e., playing guitar, singing Favorite Place you’ve visited: San Francisco, California Prior Experience: I worked as a Teaching Assistant and Peer Tutor through the Academic Resource Center during college. I […]

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