ICDS: Costa Rica & Host Families

This post comes to us from our partner institution in San Jose, Costa Rica: ICDS (International Center for Development Studies) that you can learn about here: https://www.apistudyabroad.com/programs/costa-rica/san-jose/ Participating in ICDS programs gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to live with a host family in Costa Rica and experience cultural immersion. How to decide […]

Farewell to Firenze- A Poem

This post is from student blogger Sandra Collopy from Saint Michaels College, English and Media Studies Major studying in Florence, Italy. Moments of stillness Envelope my heart And capture my mind Among Italy’s streets A pigeon’s feather Gets swept up by a Fiat Hair tangles in the breeze Children chuckle As they burst sparkling bubbles […]

Out of Comfort, Inside of Bhutan

This post is from student blogger Troy Wilkinson from Colorado State University, Journalism and Global Environmental Sustainability Major studying in Thimphu, Bhutan. I’m in Bhutan. With Bhutanese peers who are conversing in Dzongkha, asking how one another are doing and cracking jokes I can’t understand. Chili hides within every meal I eat and rice has become most […]

Just Eat It: Why It’s So Important to Try The Local Cuisine Of Your Study Abroad Destination

This post comes to us from API Global Leader Sam Orr from the University of Georgia. Sam studied abroad in Florence, Italy.  Two weeks into my fall semester in Florence, Italy, I walked through the famous Mercato Centrale with my roommate. We were on a mission to find some lunch before our Italian class. We […]

ICDS: Traveling in Costa Rica

Do not miss the opportunity to study abroad in a country that hosts 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and its small size allows you to visit pristine beaches, rainforests, volcanoes, and jungles without spending much time traveling. “Traveling to Costa Rica was one of the most unforgettable experiences of […]

The Travel Bug

This post comes to us from Florence student and guest blogger, Erin Condon. Erin is from the University of New Hampshire.  There comes a point in every study abroad student’s experience when “it” happens. It happens quickly and silently and they won’t know its there until it’s already too late. For me, it happened on […]

A Year in Seville: Leah

This post comes to us from student blogger in Seville, Leah Sharaby. Leah is a linguistics major from Western Washington University. She was in Seville for the academic year and captured one second each day from the whole year abroad. The video below is a compilation of those little moments:

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