Volunteer Connections: API MLK Day of Volunteering

Volunteering can look like many things. Small or big. Local or distant. How can you get started, you may ask? Well, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service had us at API asking the same question within our own community. The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday became a national day of service in 1994. […]

Giving Tuesday 2017!

Today is #GivingTuesday! Our mission at API is to transform lives by providing enriching academic and cross-cultural experiences that foster increased self-knowledge, cultural sensitivity, and understanding of the global nature of our contemporary world. With this in mind, how will you give back on this international day of giving? To your communities, both near and far? […]

API Gives Back- Havana

In the spirit of giving, we’re highlighting “API Gives Back” projects occurring at our host sites all over the world this Fall. API is committed to finding opportunities for our students to contribute to the communities in which they are living and learning abroad. Each semester, many API on-site directors organize an “API Gives Back Project” to […]

Spotlight on Giving!

More research supporting the theory that acts of generosity, however large or small, make people happier? Endless opportunities to give constantly surround us in our everyday lives, try not to let a day pass by without selflessly extending yourself to others. Whether it be volunteering in your own community or abroad, staying late after work […]

API Gives Back: Grenoble

This post comes to us from Grenoble alumna and current API Marketing intern, Amanda McEnroe. Amanda studied in Grenoble from Oklahoma State University for the ’16-’17 academic year.  Each semester, API organizes a community service project and it is always different depending on location. For instance, past students have served their community by participating in […]

API Gives Back- Dunedin, NZ

API is passionate about promoting and encouraging volunteerism within the communities we have the opportunity to explore. API on-site staff coordinate “API Gives Back” projects, that can be a one-time event or an ongoing initiative. API Resident Coordinator for our Dunedin study abroad programs Kelsey, is an active UniCrew member. UniCrew Projects are volunteer opportunities that […]

Volunteering Abroad

After I spent a few weeks in Florence, I felt this intangible need to give back in some capacity. Throughout my experience leading up to that moment, I felt that I was lucky to be living a dream. When I went to visit the API office I had a very specific idea in mind: I […]

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