Dining In Doha

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. One of the best parts about living in Doha is the food. And not just Qatari food. Food from countries all across the world. Qatar is eighty-percent immigrants and […]

Image-ining the Middle East

By Vija Mendelson, API Program Manager and Director of Intercultural Initiatives As a visual artist who loves to travel, I think photography can be a great way to explore and engage with the places you visit.  The common thread in my work is experimenting with how original prints can be combined as raw material for […]

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 […]

National Sports Day 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. Our Valentine’s Day in Qatar wasn’t a typical holiday by any means. Instead of sulking about our failed romances like we would have done back in the United […]

Why I Chose To Study Abroad 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. The Arab Spring, the series of protests and uprisings in the Middle East, has been widely televised and anyone not living under a rock should have some basic […]

Building Skyscrapers in Doha, Qatar

By Pilar Llamas, API Director for Overseas Operations It has been a week since I landed in Doha for the first time. As I navigated in a new culture feeling at times like an elephant in a pottery shop, I was reminded what stepping into a culture other than your own means. We feel limited […]

Why study Abroad in the Islamic World?

Perhaps the greatest travel opportunity for this generation of students is to study abroad in the Islamic world…