Parent Perspective: Mari, Why API?

This post comes to us from Mari Kukral, a parent of a current Florence study abroad student. Mari is chronicling her and her daughters shared experience with study abroad on her blog https://vagablondtravels.com. We will be sharing posts and highlights from her blog over the next few weeks. Daughter Alone in Italy ……..My Sweet Girl is my youngest child. […]

Parent Perspective: Mari, Pre-Departure

This post comes to us from Mari Kukral, a parent of a current Florence study abroad student. Mari is chronicling her and her daughters shared experience with study abroad on her blog https://vagablondtravels.com. We will be sharing posts and highlights from her blog over the next few weeks. Because I believe….. Travel Teaches – navigation, adaptation, acceptance and […]

Get to know API – Jill Denton (a parent’s perspective, revisited)

As part of our ongoing interview series, we recently spoke with Jill Denton, Chief Financial Officer at API. Jill’s daughter Alex has participated in two API high school summer programs, and is preparing for her third API program in as many years. (API) As a parent, what are the differences in the way you have been […]

Don’t welcome them home from study abroad just yet!

It was only a year ago that I was ticking off the days until my girl returned from API in Florence, Italy. I had just been to visit her and she still had about a month left to her study abroad adventure. Her experience was quickly moving to a close, and she was busy with studies, friends, […]

API Parent Study Abroad Survey – When They Return

At API, we are constantly striving to create the best international experiences possible for our student participants. We solicit feedback each term from students, faculty, and administrators, and also highly value feedback that we receive from the parents/caregivers of these student participants. Below is a summary of feedback collected from a recent survey of API […]

API Parent Study Abroad Survey – Before they go

At API, we are constantly striving to create the best international experiences possible for our student participants. We solicit feedback each term from students, faculty, and administrators, and also highly value feedback that we receive from the parents/caregivers of these student participants. Below is a summary of feedback collected from a recent survey of API […]

Sending Alex Abroad: Important Questions to Ask Program Providers

In this series, Aspire by API’s very own Jill Denton writes about preparing for this summer’s Salamanca program from her unique perspective as a mom. Once Alex and I reviewed program websites, we narrowed down the program options to two or three.  Honestly this was more my research than Alex’s.  Like many high schoolers today, […]

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