Flamenco, Flamenco, Flamenco!

This post is from official student blogger, Leah Sharaby. Leah is a Junior Linguistics Major and Spanish Minor studying in Seville, Spain from Western Washington University. While of course flamenco is somewhat well-known as being something quite traditionally Spanish, it’s definitely a bit more common than I would have expected before studying abroad here! Flamenco is definitely […]

40.9701° N, 5.6635° W – Salamanca, España

This post is from our official student blogger, Anthony Morfin. Anthony is studying in Salamanca, Spain from Oregon State University. Join Anthony on his daily walk from home to school! My housing complex is situated just 5 minutes south from the Plaza Mayor, and a minute north of the Tormes river. 2 of my classes are […]

A New Adventure

This post is from our official student blogger, Anthony Morfin. Anthony is studying in Salamanca, Spain from Oregon State University.  “Throughout my life, I have engaged in many hobbies and acquired skills with the majority of them being in something active. I played baseball competitively, wakeboarded (google it because it’s rad), and more recently I love […]

Sending Alex Abroad: A text message update

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.   In light of last week’s post on communicating with Alex throughout the program, I thought I’d share some of our most recent text exchanges this week.   Me:  Hi […]

Sending Alex Abroad: Considering Expenses before Travel

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. Going to Spain for a month without her parents will give Alex a great opportunity to learn firsthand about the importance of budgeting.  Given that most necessary expenses are covered […]

Sending Alex Abroad: Parents’ Hopes and Dreams

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. Today I want to explain why, as high school parents, we decided to send Alex abroad for four weeks with a chaperoned teen group the summer after completion of her […]

Sending Alex Abroad: Introduction

Here’s the first in a series of posts entitled “Sending Alex Abroad”.  Aspire by API’s very own Jill Denton writes about preparing for this summer’s Salamanca program from her unique perspective as a mom. Hi, I’m a mom with a 15-year-old daughter (Alex), and I have the incredible privilege of sending Alex abroad to Spain […]

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