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Students Share the API Experience on Abroad101 Review Website

By Marielle Hampton

The team at Abroad101 has seen their fair share of study abroad program reviews: their living archive of student evaluations holds almost three thousand reviews and keeps growing by the day. Yet reviews of API programs stand out from the rest for their thorough and glowing reports about the experience and its administration. API students from Florence to San Jose weighed in on their time abroad, contributing advice, stories, and tidbits about their travels.

One student from an API program in Rome wrote, “There is so much history and culture around every cobble-stoned street corner, you are bound to discover something new every day. My favorite memories are on my daily runs throughout the city, getting lost and loving every second of it.”

Student review of API Granada program on Abroad 101

A student’s review from API: Granada shared a charming story about finding her way home with the help of some locals: “One time at the beginning of the semester I remember getting lost on my way home. I stopped a gentleman on the street to ask if he knew the street I needed. He didn’t but got the attention of another passersby to inquire of them the same. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by a small crowd of people all endeavoring to help me find my way home! Thus, I realized that though Granadinos may not smile and say hello as they pass by me on the street, they are truly friendly and helpful people.”

The review also pointed out API’s commitment to student feedback in making the trips as worthwhile as possible: “One thing that impressed me about API was that they made a point to listen and respond to student feedback regarding excursions. Each group was asked to fill out evaluations following the trip, and we noticed quickly that API adjusted the itinerary for the second group after reviewing the suggestions provided by the first.”

Exploring these API evaluations is a fantastic way to see how study abroad has been a powerful and positive force in the lives of these students. Reflecting on their time abroad, students write about gaining cultural appreciation, independence, and even a renewed desire to travel. A reviewer from Madrid wrote, “I realized how much I enjoyed living outside the US and will definitely be traveling after graduation.” These evaluations let API students share, in their own words, the scope of their growth and experience from studying abroad.

Share the inside scoop: leave a review of your API study abroad program at www.StudyAbroad101.com!

Marielle Hampton is a Sales and Marketing Intern at Abroad101, the leading study abroad program review website.

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Comments

  1. Very nice! Congratulations on the great reviews!

  2. Jeramy Johnson says

    Thanks David! We encourage all former API students to submit reviews of their programs on the various online review sites, as well as on our Facebook fan page – http://www.facebook.com/APIstudyabroad?v=app_6261817190

  3. I love reading your stories about the students API program experiences. Memories & experiences should be cherished.

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