Love Your Experience: A Conversation on Mental Health Abroad

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ve featured blog entries from two API alumni, who collaboratively produced content about a cause that is near to their hearts and their study abroad experiences.  Today, we chat with Julie Pleshe, API Global Leader and Cadiz, Spain alumna, and Jennifer Teeter, API Global Leader and Grenoble, France alumna, about […]

5 Things to Remember When “It was so awesome!” Doesn’t Quite Describe Your Study Abroad Experience

(A follow-up post to “Live, Travel, Adventure…and Don’t Be Sorry.”)   API alumni came together to feature issues related to mental health awareness and study abroad.  Join us this week as we look at the many aspects of healthy adventure in a foreign culture. The robot apocalypse has not yet begun: Your emotions are unique […]

Live, Travel, Adventure…and Don’t Be Sorry.

API alumni came together to feature issues related to mental health awareness and study abroad.  Join us this week as we look at the many aspects of healthy adventure in a foreign culture. We’ve all experienced it before: the inevitable interaction that occurs between the Returned Study Abroad Student and the Well-Intentioned Friend or family […]

Lessons

My first day studying abroad started with loads of anxiety and culture shock. When my plane first arrived to the Catania airport, I quickly exited the plane. After looking at the time, I realized I was late and no longer made the cut to be transported by API. Needless to say, I was panicking. I […]

Rollercoaster

Flight one is complete, now I’m currently sitting in the Detroit airport. I found a quiet space, pulled out my laptop, and prepared to camp out during this 6 hour layover. Then it hit me. At this time tomorrow, I’ll be in Taormina. All of my planning, hard work, and stress has now come to […]

Volunteer Abroad

My Story I headed to Chile for my study abroad escapade without a definite plan. My only expectation was that I was going to have grand adventures. What I didn’t expect was how much I was going fall in love with the country. At the time, I was searching for quests and stories to add […]

API Study Abroad Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Demi Dahl, the fall 2014 API study abroad photo contest winner! Demi is a student at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and has said that she plans to study abroad in Seville, Spain with API. Demi will receive an API swag package, including a $200 Amazon gift card to help her prepare for […]

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