Am I Homesick or Depressed?

Editors Note: Studying abroad is an incredible but challenging experience for participants.  It compels us to confront our values, our beliefs and the way we live our lives.  API knows that having a community of support is invaluable when making major life transitions. Participants are asked to share any medical conditions that may affect the […]

Love Your Experience: A Conversation on Mental Health Abroad

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ve featured blog entries from two API alumni, who collaboratively produced content about a cause that is near to their hearts and their study abroad experiences.  Today, we chat with Julie Pleshe, API Global Leader and Cadiz, Spain alumna, and Jennifer Teeter, API Global Leader and Grenoble, France alumna, about […]

A Study Abroad Guide to Depression

API alumni came together to feature issues related to mental health awareness and study abroad.  Join us this week as we look at the many aspects of healthy adventure in a foreign culture. Follow your doctor’s orders. If you take medication, continue as directed by your doctor and be sure to have enough for the […]

5 Things to Remember When “It was so awesome!” Doesn’t Quite Describe Your Study Abroad Experience

(A follow-up post to “Live, Travel, Adventure…and Don’t Be Sorry.”)   API alumni came together to feature issues related to mental health awareness and study abroad.  Join us this week as we look at the many aspects of healthy adventure in a foreign culture. The robot apocalypse has not yet begun: Your emotions are unique […]

It Isn’t All Champagne and Strolls along the Seine: A Student’s Story on Coping with Depression Abroad

API alumni came together to feature issues related to mental health awareness and study abroad.  Join us this week as we look at the many aspects of healthy adventure in a foreign culture. I’ve always wanted to go to France. A friend sent me a postcard from Paris when I was twelve, and I stuck […]

Live, Travel, Adventure…and Don’t Be Sorry.

API alumni came together to feature issues related to mental health awareness and study abroad.  Join us this week as we look at the many aspects of healthy adventure in a foreign culture. We’ve all experienced it before: the inevitable interaction that occurs between the Returned Study Abroad Student and the Well-Intentioned Friend or family […]

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