Here’s to Taking Chances

This post is from our official student blogger, Sierra Cast. Sierra is from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and a Literary Studies Major with a Concentration in the Classics studying in Leeds, England Some days, it takes a moment of stillness to appreciate the movement of the world. A deep breath of crisp morning air […]

Lake District Excursion

As promised, Rachel and the driver were there to pick us up promptly at 7:30. The bus ride to the Lake District took approximately two and a half hours, most of which I spent sleeping. I also managed to print out my music essay and bring it with me to revise, as well as get […]

Day Trip To York

Somehow, we (Haley, Kourtni, Grant, Alex, and I) all made it to the meeting point by 8:15 a.m. We caught the bus to the train station for only £2, and went to the ticket stand, since we hadn’t bought our train tickets beforehand on the recommendation of Kourtni’s flatmate, who said that it would be […]

Pancake Day

In my first class of the day, I talked with a girl from London who had never met an American before, which astonished me, seeing as Leeds has such a diverse student body. She didn’t ask me too many questions surprisingly, because if someone hasn’t talked to an American they always want to know all […]

Summer Engineering Study Abroad Programs

If you are an engineering major, chances are you have found it difficult to find study abroad opportunities to fit your schedule and academic needs. Thankfully, API offers 3 academically strong engineering programs during the summer that allow you to the opportunity to experience the transformative benefits of studying abroad. Sharjah, UAE – Summer Deadline April 1, 2015 Sharjah […]

Traveling around the United Kingdom

Probably one of the best things about spending a semester abroad is the chance to travel. When I was in Leeds, I jumped at any opportunity to explore the country that I was living in. API offered numerous outings to places like Lincoln, the Lake Districts, London, and so many other places that I might […]

Study Abroad Differences in England

When I was preparing to go abroad, I knew of several distinct cultural differences between England and the New England society I was raised in. I had been mentally preparing myself for the “British” English language—in particular their vocabulary and accents, though in all honesty I don’t think I could have prepared myself for the […]

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