Volunteer Connections: MLK Day of Service

In this post from API’s “Volunteer Connections” series, Vija, API’s Director of Experiential Programs, shares her experiences volunteering in Austin on the MLK Day of Service…and year-round! As the person in charge of organizing API’s international volunteer programs, I strongly believe in giving back to your community here at home as well. To honor this […]

Volunteer Connections- Giving Back Right Here at Home

One of the things study abroad students always mention about their experience is how living abroad for a brief time gives them new perspective on their home communities. Although API does offer some wonderful options to volunteer abroad, you can also pitch in and lend a helping hand in your community without ever leaving home! […]

It’s #GivingTuesday!

In this season of giving, it’s great to choose opportunities that can deepen the impact of your contribution. In addition to matching certain contributions made to fundraiser campaigns on Facebook and other platforms today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is also working in collaboration with the second annual #MyGivingStory contest. You can find basics […]

API- Go Vote!

Your API extended family wants to remind you to use your voice, lead the way and go vote!

Program Spotlight: Volunteer in Thailand Program

A Glimpse into API’s Volunteer in Thailand Program Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer abroad in Asia and learn more about the Thai culture? API’s Volunteer in Thailand program gives participants the chance to volunteer in a variety of areas, working with children, conservation efforts, wildlife rescue, and more. If you are seeking […]

Volunteer Connections- Giving

In this first post of API’s new “Volunteer Connections” series, Emmy, an API study abroad alum and recent volunteer in Guatemala, shares her story. “Giving” by Emmy  Outside the international arrivals section of the Guatemala City airport, a metal gate herded excited families. Faces, arms, and hands stretched beyond the metal barrier. I scanned the […]

Volunteer Add-on Programs!

Expand your Study Abroad Experience with Volunteer Add-on Programs! Are you studying abroad with API in Latin America this fall or next spring or summer? If so, you should consider adding one of our Volunteer programs to your session! Take advantage of your time abroad to expand your experience, give back to a local community, […]