Islam – An Unknown Beauty

Allison Brown is a student at Colorado State University and a guest contributor to the API blog. Allison is studying abroad with API in Sharjah, UAE. There are no words to accurately describe the United Arab Emirates. This amazing country is beyond anything I have ever experienced. With so much to see and do it can be […]

Take Some Risks

Karen Alexander is the mother of API student, Madi Alexander. Madi spent spring semester abroad with API in Doha, Qatar and is currently abroad with API in Salamanca, Spain. Feeding on Culture I grew up as an expatriate in Saudi Arabia, and feel that the opportunity to experience other cultures is one of life’s best […]

Doha Survival Guide

Madi Alexander is a a student at Oklahoma City University and an official API Student Blogger. Madi is studying abroad with API this spring in Doha, Qatar. Next week marks three months of living in Doha. The past three months have been full of amazing friends, delicious food, and for the parents reading this, lots of […]

Study Abroad in Sharjah

API in Sharjah, UAE, a set on Flickr. API’s summer study abroad program in Sharjah starts soon – we can’t wait!

Financing Study Abroad

Madi Alexander is a a student at Oklahoma City University and an official API Student Blogger. Madi is studying abroad with API this spring in Doha, Qatar. If you are anything like me when I first decided to study abroad, one of your main concerns is about affording your program. Going into the process, I knew […]

How To Dress In Qatar

Madi Alexander is a a student at Oklahoma City University and an official API Student Blogger. Madi is studying abroad with API this spring in Doha, Qatar. My friends frequently ask questions about my wardrobe here in Qatar. There tend to be some misconceptions regarding what the general population wears. For instance, I am repeatedly asked […]

A Lesson In Patience

Madi Alexander is a a student at Oklahoma City University and an official API Student Blogger. Madi is studying abroad with API this spring in Doha, Qatar. Yesterday, I had the privilege of visiting Qatar’s Medical Commission as a part of the process to obtain my residence visa for the semester.  The process sounds like it […]