I Left My Heart in the Highlands

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I felt as if I sat suspended in time. Looking out across the placid water to the green hills beyond, I knew I was home. Sitting on the end of the rough wooden dock, I listened to the soft crunch of the rocks as my friends searched for the most colorful pieces of sea glass […]

Get to know API – Rachel and Julianna

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Today we want to welcome two of the newest members to the API family – our interns Rachel Skinner and Julianna Jutzi! Rachel studied abroad with API in Stirling, Scotland, served as an API Peer Mentor at her home campus of Luther College, and now is an intern in the marketing department at API. Julianna […]

Crossing Cultures: Communicating Without a Common Language

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Throughout my travels, I’ve been to many countries where signs, conversations, and menus are not in English. We may think we live in a Western world where the English language is the norm or that it is everybody’s second language, however the further we go beyond our own borders the closer we come to the […]

Scotland: Take Two

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I surpassed a significant personal milestone this past week by planning and undertaking my first trip abroad- completely alone. From the very start of my Irish experience here, I knew I wanted to make this plunge. However, to say that all my fears and apprehensions of what could go wrong were immediately cast away would […]

Kilts and Frites

In 1861 the five story building along this close collapsed. Rescuers heard a young boy named Joseph McIver yelling the words now sculpted above the close’s entrance, and he was saved.

In the spirit of mixing it up, I’ve chosen a new café to write in again. This time it’s Sister Sadie, right down the road from me on South Circular Road. The space is absolutely buzzing on a Saturday, and seems more like the place to jump-start your senses for the day than a writer’s […]

API Spring 2015 Study Abroad Deadlines Extended – Part 2

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The following programs with deadlines of October 15th have been extended to October 30th: 3 Cities, Italy (Tuscania, Rome, Venice) Semester Program (Lorenzo de’Medici: The Italian International Institute) Barcelona, Spain Language and Culture (University of Barcelona) Bilbao, Spain Business, International Relations, and Spanish Language (University of Deusto) Spanish Language and Culture (University of Deusto) Studio Arts (University […]

API Spring 2015 Study Abroad Deadlines Extended – Part 1

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It’s hard to believe, but many spring 2015 study abroad deadlines are fast approaching! Fear not! We we are once again happy to offer deadline extensions for many of our upcoming spring 2015 programs. The following programs with deadlines of October 1st have been extended to October 10th: Barcelona, Spain Hispanic and European Studies (Pompeu Fabra […]