Preparing For Adventure

Over the course of my life, I’ve come to accept that I’m a list maker. It’s what I do, and I’ve embraced it. So you can only imagine the lists that went into preparing for six months in Thailand, plus a three-week trip to the Netherlands, Finland, and Sweden. When getting ready for my journey […]

Saying The “Right” Thing

Once I decided to teach abroad in Thailand, the next step was acing my interview. I knew making myself feel comfortable was the key to my success. In order to feel comfortable, I needed to prepare. These three tips helped put me at ease and even enjoy my interview process: 1. Outline your relevant experience. […]

Going Abroad

My junior year of college, I decided to study with API in Granada, Spain. Before my time abroad, I had a very specific image in my head of what life after college was “supposed” to look like. Usually it involved a 40-hour/week cubicle-job and a lot of boredom. Though I knew it wasn’t what I […]

Summer Art Programs

Even though it may not feel like it for many around the country, summer program deadlines are not that far away (nor is summer itself)! For those looking for a summer art program abroad, API offers the following options: For more art fun, follow API’s Art Abroad Pinterest Board. College Study Abroad Programs API offers […]

Escape the cold and volunteer abroad somewhere warm!

With much of the U.S. still firmly within winter’s grasp, it seems like spring is a LONG ways off. If you’re sick and tired of the cold and looking for an opportunity to do something meaningful with your free time, why not escape to a warmer locale during your spring break on a volunteer abroad program with […]

Why I Chose Thailand

I’ve been asked that question a lot. And until recently, I hadn’t quite developed my thoughts enough to put it into words, but I think after 3 months I have gained insight into it. Plain and simply put I wanted to experience what it felt like to truly be alive. I often felt like I […]

Touched by Words

The clock read 4:00pm and I had just finished a health lesson on the importance of movement and being active. I brought my student’s outside to practice hopping like a frog, waddling like a duck, bouncing like a kangaroo, twirling in a circle, dancing, running in place, skipping, swimming like a fish, and flying like […]