A Mid-Semester Progress Update

It’s hard to believe I’m saying this, but…. I’m officially halfway through the semester. A lot has happened since I arrived, so I figure now is as good a time as any to take stock of what I’ve learned, what I didn’t expect, and what I still want to do before I leave this remote […]

All’s Well in Wellington

We invite you to join API this fall in Wellington, New Zealand – one of our favorite locations in the entire South Pacific region, and New Zealand’s cosmopolitan capital city! With a population of around 450,000, a temperate climate, and laid-back coffee culture, this city is often compared with Portland and Seattle. Our direct enrollment […]

New Zealand’s Hidden Gem

*My obligatory 14-year-old diary entry about how excited I am to be abroad* Dunedin is often referred to as one of New Zealand’s hidden gems, and what a gem it is. Located on the southern end of the South Island, its climate is pretty similar to where I’m from in the states. Dunedin’s architecture is […]

Hello from the End of the World/Middle Earth/New Zealand!

I arrived on these little islands three weeks ago, and I’m already in awe of this place. I’ve travelled from one end of the islands to the other with my mom and our friend Diane (who handled driving on the left like a champ) trying to get a feel for the place I’ll call home, […]

What is Waitangi Day?!

Happy Waitangi Day! Wait, what? What is Waitangi Day?! Waitangi Day is a public holiday in New Zealand that commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, which is a significant part of NZ history. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed at Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands on the 6th of Feb 1840. The treaty […]

New Zealand Study Abroad Deadlines Extended

API is happy to announce that we have extend our New Zealand study abroad deadlines for the spring 2016 term! Students who are still interested may apply through November 15 to study with API in Auckland, Dunedin, or Wellington (and remember, our winter/spring is their summer/fall in New Zealand – bonus!). Don’t miss your chance […]

Scholarship Spotlight: API Australia/New Zealand Study Abroad Scholarships

Along with the introduction of our Australia and New Zealand programs, we are excited to announce new study abroad scholarship opportunities for API students studying in the South Pacific! In conjunction with several of our Australian/New Zealand university partners, API students studying with an API semester or academic year program at the University of Otago […]