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 […]

Overcoming Fear to Set Your World on Fire

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. When I first arrived in Italy, I had not gotten the best start to my semester. And that’s OK. Because if you go into a semester abroad thinking it will […]

Travelling Alone and Finding Your Heritage- a Photo Essay

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. The decision to travel alone can be a scary one. Several of my friends abroad travel in a group, with their roommates or at least with one friend. But when […]

The World is Art

This post is from guest blogger and current student in Rome, Rebecca Lester. Rebecca is currently studying at Cornell University and blogging on “voices from Cornell abroad”. This essay, “The World is Art” was originally published here. You can read the rest of Rebecca’s work here. Anyone who has seen me the past few weeks […]

New High School Study Abroad Option in Italy

API is pleased to announce the evolution of our summer high school study abroad program in Italy! Now called “Bella Italia: Art, Language, and Culture in Italy,” this captivating program showcases the wonders of Italy through a two-week art, language and culture educational experience. Starting in Rome, students will visit many of Rome’s major sites, including […]

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